Building a custom house is an adventure filled with joy, anticipation, and paperwork… lots of it! Designing the layout of your home, picking the color scheme, and choosing the chandelier you want for your dining room may be the epiphany of excitement for you, but have you given thought to the less thrilling aspects? There are lots of T’s to cross and I’s to dot, without being mindful about organizing your paperwork, you can find yourself in a mess.
To avoid the stress of a paper mountain piling up on your desk, keep organized using these helpful tips every new home builder should know!
Tip #1: Delineate between wants & needs
In these times of the online space being full of the newest “farmhouse chic” inspirations, it can be hard to have a clear idea of what you want for your new home.
A great way to know where your inspiration lies and the design route you want to take is by making a list of 5-10 design ideas you NEED to bring into your new space.
Tip #2: Create an Organizational Binder
A great way to avoid a paperwork avalanche is by utilizing a binder for all your house paperwork. You can even use tabs and create subfolders in your binder, so everything is easily findable.
Using this method allows you to never misplace an important home building document and makes staying organized while building a very manageable task! When building a custom home it’s nice to keep documents organized.
Tip #3: Add email folders when building a custom home
Email is one of the most common ways of communication, and because of that, it’s just as imperative to keep organized while building your dream home.
Creating folders within your email allows you to have everything home-related right in one section! Whether it’s email receipts for your building materials or important building updates, you will be able to easily refer to it in the future if need be.
Keeping email folders also makes it easy to keep your spouse and other parties informed on the latest updates.
Tip #4: Carry a “Welcome Home” Kit for When Touring the Home
When it hits time to do a walk-through of your home, having the right tools makes all the difference.
Some things to consider keeping in your kit are:
- Tape measurer: Since you soon will be buying furniture for your new humble abode, a tape measure will help make sure everything fits through doors and looks just right in the spot you intend for it to go.
- Notebook: Jotting down notes will be helpful and allows you to refer to them later.
- Keep your build binder on hand: You never know if the builder will need any important information and you want it readily available for them.
- A good pair of shoes: This may seem silly, but construction sites can have unsteady terrain and sturdy shoes will keep you safe!
Let’s get Started With Building a Custom Home
Now that you have the tools to keep your build organized and running smoothly building a custom home, the next step is contacting our team for your custom home!
Call Atlas Custom Builders at (972)-846-0995 today and ask how we can make the home you’ve always dreamed of come to life!