You’ve finally made up your mind—you’re going to design your dream home. Now what? Unfortunately, you have a lot of work and tough choices ahead of you, but if you’re smart and plan ahead, then the process can be very rewarding and fun. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most important steps in the process that will hopefully put you on the right path towards the home of your dreams!
Decide on Your Dream Home
Many people think they know what they want out of their dream house, but when really pressed for specifics they don’t have much to say! The first step in designing a house is taking some time to figure out what “dream home” actually means to you. This is especially important if you’re going to be sharing the house with a spouse or other loved one—their idea of a dream home may be radically different than yours!
Hire a Trustworthy Crew
There are plenty of Tampa construction crews out there waiting to build you a home, but not all of them will be a great fit for you. When trying to find workers to actually build your house take some time and do a little research.
Obviously you probably won’t be up in the rafters hammering away with the crew, but try to take as active a role in the construction of your house as possible. Take some time to watch the crew in action, and most importantly, get regular updates from the foreman. Staying in touch with them is vital in case any issues should happen to arise.
Get a Head Start on Design
You should be thinking about the design aspects of your house long before the time actually comes to implement them. Be sure to cover all your bases—everything from color schemes to light fixtures needs to be accounted for. Making these choices at the last minute can lead to lots of stress and regret, so it’s best to just get them out of the way early on in the process.
Enjoy Your New House
Once everything is said and done, enjoy your accomplishment! Designing a house is hard work, so don’t be afraid to show it off. Invite some friends over and use your house for what it was meant for—living!
References: http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/08/pf/saving/willis_tips/  http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-home/2014/january-february/how-to-build-your-dream-home