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Building a New Home? Come with Ideas!

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Building a new home in the Asheville area can be an overwhelming process, especially if it’s your first time. The sheer number of decisions—from small details such as what color switch plates—to the bigger details like which direction your home should face. Kaizen Homes wants to let you in on an important secret: good custom builders follow their client’s lead. In other words, homebuyers who come with ideas of what they want their home to look like make constructing their new home easier for everyone, most importantly themselves.

“After choosing a custom home builder for your project and establishing your budget, accept that you may need to modify selections based on availability and the builder’s schedule.”

Document and Prepare Ideas Ahead of Time

When you decide to build a new home, there’s a good chance you have a basic idea as to how you want it to look. The best way to prepare for a custom home build is to begin documenting those concepts in an organized, detailed manner.

After choosing a custom home builder for your project and establishing your budget, accept that you may need to modify selections based on availability and the builder’s schedule. Some builders use software systems that effectively manage the project from beginning to end. Be sure to ask builders during your interview if they use management systems.

What’s the Best Way to Organize My Dream Home Wish List?

There is a wealth of exceptional resources for consolidating your wish list into one place. We recommend sites like Houzz and Pinterest as they are visual and easily accessible via mobile, tablet, and desktop. However, we discourage using more than one. It’s better to have a single repository for your ideas.

“…come with ideas from the teeny tiniest to the very biggest and show your builder that you are inspired and serious about building a new home.”

If you’re more of a magazine person and have collections at home, consider creating scrapbooks or folders with all your thoughts organized by room. This is also a great way to catalog your ideas for a new home. As builders, we appreciate the clear vision and style that can be depicted by homebuyers using this method.

For those who are more tangible, collect material samples at building supply stores such as tile, wood floorings, and paint colors for free. Procure labeled boxes to organize by room and place all sample materials in your boxes. Take photos for those items that don’t come with samples such as appliances, and add them to the appropriate boxes.

No matter which you choose, no detail is too great or small.

Floor Plan Ideas For Your New Home

The biggest design element is the shape and overall exterior look. The shape of your home is determined by the floor plan. You can buy one online or hire a design architect to draw custom your new home. Either way, a great place to start gathering interior ideas and exterior looks is the internet. Do a simple search for floor plans and countless images will appear. Once again, Pinterest and Houzz are great places to gather and consolidate ideas. These websites make it simple and we’re all about simplicity at Kaizen Homes.

Building A New Home Can Be A Great Experience

If building a new home is in the future for you, then first of all congratulations! Designing and building a new home is very exciting. It also comes with making hundreds of decisions and as experienced custom home builders, we’re here to help. So, get excited and come with ideas from the teeny tiniest to the very biggest and show your builder that you are inspired and serious about building a new home. Believe us, that builder will appreciate all the effort. And ultimately, better execute your dream into reality.

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