A few reminders about custom built homes

There are two things that should never happen when you go to tour your custom home while it is being built. The first is that it should never look like a scene out of the 1980s movie The Money Pit. The second is that you should not get the feeling that something is wrong. Peruse the internet for building fails and you can find homes with stairs to nowhere, a utility pole in the middle of the driveway, or a fake door in the wall. While these are extremes, there are many issues that need to be taken care of when it comes to having a luxury built home created your specifications, there are always a few that seem to get overlooked or sent to the bottom of the list. Here are just a few of those to keep in mind.


You have spent many agonizing hours choosing every little detail of what should be included in your custom built home. However, what many people fail to spend much time going over is picking a suitable place to have their custom home built. Before you even think of having the foundation laid, you need to ask a few questions.

One of the most important is what will become of the vacant land in the area. You need to know how it is zoned. The closer it is to where you are looking to build, the more important this information is. After all, you do not want to end up living on a main road in a few years.

Also, ask about the time frame as to when any empty land will be built up. The sooner the better, as the economy could change the plans and the neighborhood. This information should include how close your closest neighbor will be if the homes are not already built. You should also find out where utility poles and wires will be placed on the property so you know if you will be able to build on at a later date.

Finally, if you are not familiar with the area, find out where the closest amenities like stores, restaurants, and groceries are located so that they are not too close or too far away. Be sure to remember to enquire as to where the schools are and if there will be a homeowner’s association.

Moving inside, while more and more products are going wireless, there are still those that need to be plugged in for power. Therefore, it is best to ask your custom home builder where the outlets will be placed, both throughout the house and outside. Be sure you have an outlet for your Christmas tree and the speakers you plan on placing on the deck. These cannot be moved or installed after your home is completed.

Being able to create a custom built home can be a dream come true. However, you need to think of and remember everything because it is truly the little things that make a house a home.

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