If you’re looking into building a new home, you need to be careful about who you work with. The more questions you ask, the better, and there are some more common ones that you’ll definitely want to hit. Let’s explore some of the most frequently asked questions custom home builders hear. After all, the more questions that you can get out of the way ahead of time, the more specific you can get when you speak with your home builders.
How Much Square Footage Can I Get?
Now, every homeowner wants to get the most bang for their buck possible, and in turn the most space possible. But of course, some custom home builders have different floor plans that have specific square footages built-in. Not every custom home builder is going to build mansions, and not every home builder is going to build tiny homes. On the other hand, some custom home builders like to have quite diverse portfolios and are willing to dabble in a little bit of everything. A lot of what you’ll get depends on your budget and where you’re building. Right now, the average size of a custom-built home for 25% of builders will range from 3,000 to 3,500 square feet. Make sure to look on the websites of possible custom home builders to see if they have the square footage of their plans available.
Do I Need to Hire An Architect?
The answer is that while some custom home builders do work with architects, it is not inherently required that you hire an architect in order to have a custom home built. A lot of home builders are involved in the design process from the beginning, and handle much of the planning and designing in-house. While in some cases builders work in collaboration with clients and architects, there is often not a need for clients to hire an architect.
How Long Does It Take?
Of course, everyone wants to move into their new homes as quickly as possible. But the building time will range depending on the size of the home, among other factors. Usually, a custom home will take anywhere from eight to ten months to be built, though individual factors can shorten or prolong this time frame. This is a good question to ask you custom home builders during your first meeting as they will likely have a more specific answer.
Remember: a lot of these answers will depend on what you want out of your home, as well as where you are and who you work with. If you’re in the South Carolina area, Kristopher Homes is here to help you get the custom home of your dreams. Reach out to our team today to find out more about how we can help you build your perfect home!