One way to ensure you get your dream home is to have it custom built! More prospective homeowners are choosing to design and have their future homes built custom to their needs, style and preferences. It’s one of the most exciting experiences there is, however, it’s also one of the most taxing and biggest investments. That’s why it’s critical to do your research and consider what to plan, prepare and expect to make smart, meticulous building decisions. There are quite a few important factors to consider before you begin planning your dream home with a home builder.

To help make the planning process of creating your dream home easier, more organized and structured, here are a few important factors to consider and discuss with a home builder.

1. Consider The Home’s Resale Value

This may seem like an odd consideration as you are building your dream home that you plan on living in for a while. However, you may not decide that that is what you want for your future or you may even be building this custom for the purpose of reselling. That is why it’s imperative that you build your home with its resale value in mind at all times. You want to receive the most ROI as possible, and to do so, you should ensure these features are met:

  • Energy Efficiency: More homeowners are becoming interested in or even making energy efficiency the top consideration in a prospective home. Regardless of whether you decide to resell or keep your custom home, it’s in your best interest to have a home built with energy-efficient appliances, insulation, windows and doors. Discuss this with your home builder and whether they plan on using energy-efficient materials that meet and energy-star ratings. Consider investing in Low-E window coatings, radiant barriers, cooler coloured roof materials and more.

  • Stay Neutral: You may have a bold personality and want that to be reflected in your home. However, this will do more harm than good when it comes to your home’s resale value. Avoid odd, bright or overly bold home designs, especially features that will be expensive to change. Implement your personal touches in features that are easy to alter, such as wall paints or furniture decor. When it comes to floor plans, roofing and driveway materials, keep this standard and neutral to make the home much more appealing and easier to sell.

2. Thoroughly Vet The Contractor

Even if you consider and abide by the right tips to ensure your home’s resale value, hiring an unprofessional or inexperienced contractor can be catastrophic to your building plans. From the contractor failing to build your home on time, properly or at all to you facing high penalties from the lender, you need to thoroughly vet the contracting company prior to hire. At HiLife Builders Corporation, our custom home builders are reliable, credible, licensed and always professional. Every home project we work on, from major home renovation to custom home construction and condo/loft rejuvenation is handled with meticulous care, design and craftsmanship. Whether you’re interested in traditional or modern home design, we’ll make your dream space come true! Book your free consultation with us to get started at