Ever miscommunicated with someone?
When it happens with a small miscommunication in schedules with a friend, it’s no big deal, but you certainly don’t want miscommunication when working with your custom home builder!
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to better ensure your project turns out the way you hoped and dreamed with as few hassles and setbacks as possible. Here area few tips from our team at Reef Builders – one of the best home custom home builders in Arizona- on how to best communicate your style to your design/build firm or contractor:
1. Bring a Style Board
One of the best ways to convey your style to your custom home builder is to show he or she samples of other designs you like. These can be pictures pinned on Pinterest, clippings from a magazine, etc. Everything you can show visually helps to reiterate what your final expectations are for your project. Another great resource is Ideabook on Houzz that allows you to save everything you like for your custom home right in one convenient place.
2. Share How You Will Use the Room
The best custom home builders in Arizona will ask how you will use each space and plan accordingly. If not, make sure you clearly convey this message to them during the design process. If you have a home office, will it be used as a primary office? Secondary space on the weekends/evenings? Will it double as a classroom space or music room? All of these details are important when making sure each room solves your needs in the long run.
3. Identify “Must-Haves”
Design elements are a lot like clothing: there are budget-friendly options, then there are splurges. Often they look very similar. Are there certain design elements that are“must-haves?” Have you identified a pricey countertop that you can’t live without? What about floors? If you know about certain materials you absolutely want, let your custom builder know this upfront so they can work around this budget item and cut costs elsewhere.
The same is true with architectural features. Identify features you must have in the home design during the architectural phase so that there are no surprises at the next step.
4. Share What You Don’t Like
If you love farmhouse styling, but don’t love ship lap – those are important detailsfor the designer to know about. Share anything that you absolutely don’t want to see in your home design so that the designer or architect is sure to exclude that in the design phases.
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