Things to Do Before Building Your First Home

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Building a new home may seem scary, especially when it is your first home, and you may have a lot of questions before you begin. Our team will be here every step of the way to guide you through the entire process and ensure that everyone stays on schedule and on budget. You can get your questions answered by our expert team and view our guide on things to do before building your home here!Kitchen with island

Top 5 Things to Do Before Building Your First Home

#1 Research Location

Perhaps the most important part of building your own home will be its location, and you will want to do plenty of research beforehand to make sure you are building in the right place. We have several locations throughout the country, so you will easily be able to find the best place for your first home. You will want to research the different areas that you can build and decide whether you want to build in a city or on the outskirts of a small town. You will want to be sure you look at all the surrounding areas, as well, and make sure that the city has all that you’re looking for. If you want to build in a neighborhood or on a piece of land, you will want to research the area and make sure that it has exactly what you’re looking for. Before your purchase your land, you will want to be sure to contact our team. We will make sure that the space can accommodate the house that you are wanting to build and we even have connections to several real estate agents that can assist you with purchasing the land. Researching the location that you want to build will be one of the first steps that you take when you start building your first home.

#2 Review Floor Plans

Once you have reviewed locations, you will want to start reviewing floor plans and coming up with the plan that will best suit your needs. There are a variety of websites where you can design your own floor plan and start deciding what will work best for you, and we also offer our UDesignIt program that will help you decide on your design. We will also put you in contact with our designers, and they can also help you come up with the floor plan and guide you in ironing out the details. Now will be the time to play with different designs and add in everything that you want. Whether you want to add in unique details like a library, an office, a pantry, or even a secret room, or you want to make sure that the primary bedroom is the best room in the house, now will be the time to draw out those details and see what all you can make work.

#3 Assess Your Contractors

Outside view of homeWhile our team will put you in contact with some of the best contractors in the business, we know that personalities don’t always click and that you may prefer one person, or company, over another. You may want to research everyone individually and see if their portfolios match the aesthetic that you’re going for and that their work will be what you want to incorporate into your home. We will give you a variety of options and you will be able to go from there when it comes to contractors. Who you work with will be key in ensuring that your home turns out exactly how you are picturing it and assessing your contractors will be an important step to take before you begin building.

#4 Decide on Special Features

One of the most exciting parts of building your first home, besides watching your dream turn into a reality, will be getting to decide on all of the special features that you want to incorporate. This will be the fun part of building your home, and you will want to take the time now to decide on all the special features that you want to incorporate. This can be small things like USB charging outlets and under-cabinet lighting to features that will make a bigger difference like a vacuum system installed underneath your kitchen cabinets or solar panels that will cut down on your energy usage (we have a Green Building Program for this exact feature, as well). Deciding on special features before you start building will allow you to work in all of the features that you have dreamed of.

#5 Contact UBuildIt

Of course, before you start building your first home, you will want to call us! UBuildIt is perfect for first-time home builders and our expert teamOutside view of home will be there to guide you along the way. We will help you keep things organized and on schedule, as well as connect you with our vendors to ensure that your dream home is built to your exact specifications. You will have many questions before the building gets started and as your home is being constructed, and we will be available to help you with any issues that may arise. We will give you the confidence to be your own project manager and our established team will garner the connections that you need to work efficiently with your contractors. Contact us at UBuildIt to get started!

With all of these tips for building your first home, you can get started on turning your dream home into a reality. Find your local UBuildIt office today and contact us for more information!

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