You know how people go through magazines and cut out various facial features and body features of famous people and glue them to paper to show a plastic surgeon? It is rather humorous, but the fact remains that the plastic surgeons can then see exactly what the patients want for their cosmetic procedures. Well, guess what? You can do the same thing for custom home builders. Here is how to help your custom home builder share your vision for your custom dream house: (Hint: It is very similar to the cosmetic procedure collage.)
Go Looking at Houses
Everywhere you go there are houses for sale. Most of these houses will have open house parties. Make the most of your time to peek around open house parties. Take pictures of everything that look like something you really want in your own house. When the time is right, forward all of these shots to your builder. That is a good start.
Collage Your Own Dream Home
Buy up a ton of home improvement magazines; you know the ones. Cut out anything you absolutely love about the design of a house or a room from these magazines. Glue it to paper and maybe add a few details of your own (if you are artistically inclined). Keep doing this until you are certain you have covered every room and square inch, inside and out, of what you want your house to look like. You can repeat this as many times as you like, and then sort out your collages right before you meet with your builder.
Decide How Big You Want the House to Be
You can really get carried away with the above approaches to home design. If you make a solid commitment to the size of house you want, then you have to force yourself to pick only your most favorite features from the pictures and the collages. Then your builder can build your home according to the size you want while still including everything you want that will fit inside that amount of space.
Meet with the Builder Often
Your custom home builder may discover that something you want to do with your house is not doable. Rather than leave the builder hanging or tell him/her to improvise, meet with your builder often. This ensures that you and your builder are still envisioning the same thing and are on the same page with this project. It also helps you correct any problems with features you want in your home that cannot be completed as expected.
Contact a company like Christin Homes for more information and assistance.