Our business is building beautiful homes, where families will make memories for years to come–and that’s something truly special!
There’s no doubt about it – building your own custom home is an exciting process. However, there are plenty of questions you might have before starting the project. In this blog post, learn the top four most common questions we ask when working one-on-one with clients to build their custom homes.
- What is custom home building?
Custom home building can be extremely fulfilling and rewarding. On the other hand, it can also be frustrating and overwhelming with the wrong builder.
This is why it’s essential to find a builder who will create your house with care from start to finish – not just put up walls or frame floors. Feeling confident in each detail of your home being cared for and completed is arguably one of the most important steps in the custom home building process.
Once you’ve selected Atlas Custom Builder, you can choose from floor plans we have previously built, or you can also find an architect and interior designer before moving on in architectural design. The architectural design phase is where you will collaborate with our team to design your perfect home within your budget.
During the next stage, pre-construction, your builder will work to secure the proper permits, subcontractor agreements, and HOA approvals while you secure financing and hammer out details with your interior designer.
The next phase, construction, is when your builder starts coordinating with tradesmen to transform your plans into reality. During this phase, you continue to finalize plans and meet consistently with each member of our home-building team while watching your home come to life.
After a few final steps, including inspections and walkthroughs, your home will be ready for you and your family to move in! From this point on, all that’s left to finalize your home are a few final touches and follow-ups with your builder.
- How much does it cost to build a custom home?
There is no one simple answer to this question as you probably guessed. Home construction can be an involved process, with many factors that will affect the cost. These include:
- The size and style of home
- Efficiency in design (one-story, two-story, condos, courtyard, etc.)
- Level of finishes in the home (countertops, tile, flooring, lighting, etc.)
- Architectural Features of the Home (desired technology, pools, fireplaces etc.)
Due to the different factors that go into a custom home, the cost per SF (square foot) can vary widely. However, homeowners have plenty of control over what this cost will be, such as the quality of the materials and design of your future home. To help ease this burden, Atlas Custom Builders can help you find materials and labor that are within your budget.
- How long will custom building my home take?
Once again, the answer to this question is highly dependent on the size of your custom home. It would help if you took all the factors listed previously into account as well as a few more, including :
- Your builder’s ability and experience (Atlas has this handled!)
- Homeowner’s decisiveness
- Any weather delays
- Availability of materials
Some of these factors might not be in your builder’s control; however, an experienced, quality builder such as Atlas Custom Builders won’t let these factors hinder the success of your custom home.
- How can I pick the right custom home builder?
It is essential to know the facts of home building in Texas. Unfortunately, there are no certifications or licenses required lawfully to be a builder in the state of Texas. (https://www.levelset.com/blog/texas-licensing-guide/) So it’s vital to consider this when perusing the hundreds of custom home builders in Texas.
We recommend doing as much research as possible into the work of your potential builders. Conducts interviews and on-site visits to the homes they’ve built so you can see their work firsthand. If possible, reach out to past homeowners who employed their services and get a feel for their builder’s organization and work ethic.
Your choice of a custom home builder is the most important one you will make in the custom home building process. Choosing the correct builder can often be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful custom home building experience.
At Atlas Custom Builders, you can feel confident in choosing our team. We believe in building strong and long-term relationships with homeowners and offer the most sophisticated construction service. Our team of professional architects and construction experts understand the intricate details to make a custom dream home.
Are you ready to build your own custom home? Give us a call at (972)-846-0995 or click here to get in touch.