Interior Design: From your minds-eye to reality Pt.3, 3 critical steps to Building a Home

Jan 25, 2011

Ocean View Boulevard Monterey

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You’ve made your decision, you are going to build your dream home. You’ve compiled design ideas and inspiration and you’re ready to take the next step toward building your custom home. This will be one of the biggest investments you will make in yourself and your future and you don’t want to start at the wrong end or make mistakes that you can’t undo, right?! Consider the following 3 critical steps to Building a Home whether you are starting from scratch, remodeling or adding on:

  1. Create Your Budget
  2. Pick Your Team
  3. Choose Your Location

Choosing your spot can be a difficult proposition because you want it to be perfect and we all know there is no such thing. You should make a list of what you are looking for in a site and pick the top 3-5 things that are deal breakers.  Doing this will help you convey your needs to your Realtor, who in turn won’t show you properties that don’t meet this minimum criteria, whereby making the search that much easier.  Be sure to consult your Designer or Architect about the property before you purchase so that they can give you advice on something you might not pick up on about the property. Once you have everyone on board about the property make your move and get the design process started.