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Building your custom home shouldn't be overwhelming.


Below are a few steps you should take in approaching your custom build. Joe Kroll Builder is committed to providing assistance, expertise and full customer service; creating an effortless experience. Building your custom dream home is a process you can enjoy!


Building a new home begins long before the foundation is poured. Listed here are the five most important steps you must take to avoid costly mistakes during the construction process.

1. Plan Your Budget

Begin now to think about how much you can afford to spend and how much building your new home is likely to cost.

2. Choose Your Lot
You most likely have an idea of whether you'd like to live in a subdivision or amognst open space. Joe Kroll Builder can help you investigate factors such as soil condition, drainage and where your home will sit on the land. If you don't have a space chosen, we are more than happy to help you choose one of our inventory spaces or look at available land elsewhere.

3. Line Up Your Team
You will need a team of experts to design and construct your house. Key players will include a builder and an architect. You may choose to hire an architect before your builder or vise-versa. Either way, Joe Kroll Builder can be the full service you need to organize every step from the design, site selection, excavation to finishing touches like a pool and custom landscape architecture.

4. Pick A Plan
A custom-designed home is created specifically for the family which will live there. You may choose to work with an architect before choosing a builder, or Joe Kroll Builder can refer you to several professionals in the area. The architect will work along side you and your builder to create your perfect home considering your needs, the land and your budget.

5. Negotiate A Contract
Be sure to get a written contract which has been signed and dated by both the builder or contractor and the architect or designer. A contract for new home construction will describe the project in detail and include a listing of all the parts to be included in the house. Remember to amend the contract if you or your team make any changes to the project later on.


Adapted from www.about.com