When you’ve reached that point in your life when renting and living in homes that were built by someone else and for someone else just doesn’t cut it anymore, you’re ready for a custom luxury home. It takes time to save up the money you will need for new home construction but when you have the capital to custom build your new home from scratch it opens up a world of possibilities. At By Carrier we strive to deliver high quality luxury homes that reflect the unique lifestyle of each individual owner. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your dream home.

Work with an Architect in the Concept Stage – Having spent so many years living in apartments and temporary homes you probably have plenty of ideas for how you want your dream home to look. However, just because you imagine it doesn’t mean it is always possible to build. In the planning stages it’s a good idea to work closely with an architect and the lead contractor on the building team. By exploring your vision with trained professionals you will be able to find out what is possible when it comes to new home construction and how to make your home unique to your lifestyle.

Plan for the Future – A new luxury home is a long-term commitment and you want to plan ahead to ensure the home you build will still be the home you want 10 years from now. Maybe you are thinking of starting a family, buying pets that will require a large enough yard or looking to cut down on energy costs and the more you think ahead the better you can determine how you want your home to look and feel. If you only plan for the short-term you may find yourself without the space you need and the amenities you want after a year and then you are looking at costly additions and renovations. Plan ahead and get it right the first time.

Be Energy Smart – Your dream home will probably include a lot of custom amenities and accents but when you thinking big picture keep in mind the rising costs of energy bills. Heating and air conditioning can be very expensive depending on where you live and when you are designing a new construction home you have the opportunity to create energy efficient floor plans and pick out energy smart appliances that will keep your energy costs under control.

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