Marc Vandenhoeck's Blog on Building a Custom Home to Live Your Dream
Updated: Jun 25
Building the home of your dreams is a big deal. For many, it's the culmination of decades of dreaming, hours of planning and years of saving. Whether you are dreaming of a elegant shingle style, modern farmhouse, colonial with an open plan with great glow, a cutting-edge modern, or a new england contemporary design, Riverside Design and Build has you covered. Our team of highly-skilled craftsmen are experts at bringing our client's visions to life. Before you build your dream home here are a few things you need to think about.
Personalize the design for your family’s future
The first step to building your dream custom home is to think ahead about how long you want to live in this house. Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to create a space that meets the needs of your lifestyle now while accommodating your anticipated needs for the future.
Before you start planning your dream home, you have to set a budget. How much can you really spend? Designing a custom home is more expensive than a production home because you’re building from scratch instead of selecting a set floorplan with limited finish options from a builder.
Make sure you factor in the estimated costs of the following into your budget:
The lot you will be buying to build on
Fees and taxes
Design and engineering fees
Interior Designing and furnishing
Find the right lot
Choosing a lot for a custom home is a crucial piece of the home-building process. Many factors affect the design and features of the home, and can also impact your quality of life in the home.
When choosing a lot make sure you know:
The average value of homes in the neighborhood
The direction the house will face
The slope and shape of the lot
Ready to build? Contact Riverside Design and Build today at 914-764-1094 to start designing your custom home.