“If you are considering a new home, go through every builder model you can find and try to experience as many designs as possible.”
Do your homework but have a plan.
If you are seriously considering building a home, then to really create the best result, you need to break your research into several phases:
- Have a ‘Lets just look at the Floor Plan’ day – Do you like an open concept or a more formal one? Do I really need dining AND living or would a separate office suit us better?
- Have a ‘Selections’ day – Which color palettes are most appealing? Do ornate or sleek fixtures appeal to me more? Check out the local showrooms as well as model homes.
- Have an ‘Exteriors’ day – Drive through neighborhoods and just stare. Find things you like but also find things you don’t and ask yourself, ‘Why don’t I like this?’
- Have a ‘Size’ day – Do I need a certain number of bedrooms or is it 2500 square feet that feels right? Is this master too big? How about the kid’s rooms?
In order to really get a feel for what you really want to build, make sure you look at each element separately.
A good NEW HOMES agent will know where the best models and showrooms are.
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