How to Assemble the Perfect Team to Build Your Dream Home
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK- NEWPORT INTERIOR DESIGNER ALLY MALONEY ON WHY PICKING AN ALL-STAR TEAM IS KEY IN THE HOME BUILDING PROCESS.
With what seems like a mile long list of decisions to make, deciding to build a new home can be both exciting and overwhelming. Set yourself up for success by choosing the right team from the start- enlisting rockstar individuals, from a realtor to an interior designer and everything in between, will save you both time and money in the long run. Your dream home will be completed with ease thanks to the team you carefully selected!
In order to streamline the building process as much as possible, it is important to carefully vet and select your entire team before the start of your project timeline. The ideal ‘dream team’ will consist of your realtor, architect, builder, interior designer, landscape architect, and lawyer. While finding all of the right people for the job can seem daunting, look to existing members of your team for referrals as this is likely not the first custom home build team they have been a part of. Each individual will protect your interests and further the project along in a different way, and play a varying role based on which stage of the build process you are in.
Your realtor will help you complete the first, vital step- selecting the perfect location for your new home. Working with a realtor to purchase a lot will help you narrow down your options and identify a winning plot of land to begin the process. It is important to bring your entire team along for this step, as including all members of your team from the start helps to avoid costly mistakes- both monetarily and time wise. Identifying the perfect lot with your realtor is just the tip of the iceberg. While you are dreaming of the sunset views, your builder and designer will make sure to consider and plan for zoning rules, sun orientation, wetlands location, and more.
Moving forward, your architect, builder, and interior designer will collaborate to draft and execute the plans for your dream home. Throughout the build process, the builder and interior designer will serve as the project managers, coordinating all phases and finding the best subcontractors to complete electrical work, plumbing, roofing, and other specialty projects. Your interior designer will also work with you to pick finishes such as tile and flooring to ensure a cohesive look that properly conveys your vision for your dream home.
THE END RESULT
Building a custom home is likely one of the largest investments you will make in your life- make sure to protect your investment by hiring an experienced and enthusiastic team to execute your vision. Nothing is more satisfying than coming home after a long day to your dream home!