Over the next few months, we’ll lay out the key steps you need to take to build the custom home of your dreams. It won’t always be easy and it may take a while, but, at the end, if you do it right, you’ll have a beautiful home that you and your family can enjoy for many years and that leaves a little bit of you on the local landscape.
So, what comes first: the builder or the architect? The answer is – it depends. If you plan on building a cutting-edge architectural masterpiece, then the answer is most definitely the architect. The top-tier architect will then point you in the direction of the builder who is best able to execute their complicated and innovative plans. However, if your aspirations are to build a more conventional luxury home, either traditional or contemporary in style, then it’s usually best to find a reputable builder who can help you pull together a design team that suits you and the needs of your family. A reputable builder will also be able to educate you about the process and give a good indication of the likely price per square foot in your local area for the type of home you wish to build.
Finding the right design team (builder, architect, designer) is the key to a successful build. A team with a proven track record of working well together can make the difference between an efficiently-run and enjoyable experience and your worst nightmare.