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  • Fall, Spring or Summer? The Right Time to Start a Custom Home Project

     

    There are quite a few merits in starting a custom home project in summer or spring. The main benefit is that the weather would be quite good during these seasons. There would hardly be any rains and the day time would be quite longer than usual. This means that the amount of time spent on construction each day would be high. This in turn means that the project would progress faster and get completed soon. Of course, during summer, you need to think about how high the temperatures can go because you need to think of the safety of the laborers too. Working on outdoor construction in a very hot climate can be bad sometimes.

    But, building a custom home in fall has its benefits too. If your goal is to go about the project in a low cost manner, then fall is the right time to start the project. You can save a lot on the labor cost as well as raw materials if you construct the home in the fall season. The reason for this is that fall is generally considered as an off-season for home construction. A lot of building contractors would be sitting idle during this time. So, when they get a project, they pounce upon it, even if they have to charge less.


  • Deciding your Custom Home Budget


    It is quite exciting to plan your custom house. It is an exciting experience to go through floor plans and blueprints for your custom home in order to decide what exactly you want for your home and how exactly you want it to turn out. Even though it is an exciting experience, deciding the budget for the construction of your home can be a stressful task. On one side, you wouldn’t want to spend too much money on the home. At the same time, you wouldn’t want to leave out anything important that you would want in the house.

    It is important to finalize your budget well before the beginning of the project. In fact, you would have to go looking for the builder only after deciding the budget. You would have to incorporate the costs of even the smallest details of your project into the budget. It may be a time consuming and mentally draining task but it is very important to go through this step. If you think you can’t do this yourself, it won’t be a bad idea to hire somebody to help you do it for a reasonable fee.