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Building in design: Hiring a Cincinnati custom home builder without a plan-in-hand

Add design to a custom home buildThe sooner the better: why you can hire a custom home builder without a having a design 

You may think that the best time to begin working with a custom home builder is once you’ve settled on a design but collaborating with a builder before the design process gets started can be tremendously beneficial. 

Not only can a custom home builder help you choose the perfect design, but working with one early in the process gives you both a chance to establish a great relationship that will last long after you move into your dream home.

From helping you choose the best floor plan, to making sure you have all the “must haves,” here are five very good reasons to hire a custom home builder before you’ve decided on a design: 

To establish a rapport

After you’ve made the decision to build a custom home, it’s important to spend some time getting to know the team that’s going to make your dream a reality. Working with your builder before you’ve settled on a design gives you a chance to go over important things like your budget and your timeline. 

It’s also a great time to talk to your builder about your communication style. For example, do you want them to contact you for every decision, or would you prefer to be more “hands-off” and only be involved when big decisions need to be made? 

To home in on your needs 

At Classic Living Homes, every client comes to us with their own unique set of needs for their custom-built home. Maybe you’re ready for a multi-generational home where family members of all ages can be comfortable. Or perhaps you work from home and require an office with special amenities. We all have “must haves” to make our lives the best they can be, and these should be discussed before you start designing your home. 

And fine-tune your dream 

Once you’ve established a great relationship with your builder and have talked about your “must haves,” you’re now ready to discuss all the features that will make your custom home your haven. 

Before you start designing, talk to your builder about everything from entertainment rooms, to home gyms, to custom garages and outdoor living. Maybe you’ve always wanted a gourmet outdoor kitchen, or an art studio. Planning for these features early gives you time to go over details to make sure your builder creates the home you’ve always dreamed of. 

To get a game plan together 

Working with a builder before you’ve got a design can help you set goals and important milestones that lead up to the completion of your custom build home. Once you have some design ideas in mind, you and your builder can go over everything from cost comparisons to timelines. You can discuss different home designs, weigh pros and cons, and take your time deciding what design is right for you and your family. 

And connect with others 

Custom home builders work closely with everyone from architects to interior designers to painting contractors. The sooner we can connect you with others who can help bring your custom-built home to life, the better. Collaborating with professionals before you choose a design means you can relax a little, take your time, and brainstorm before making decisions. 

Thinking about building a custom home? No matter where you are in the process, the team at Classic Living Homes is here to help turn your dream into a reality. Give us a call and let us help you get started.