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Questions To Think About When Building A Custom Home

So you've decided to build a custom home in Chattanooga, TN. Great! You're probably scouring the internet for advice, asking family and friends for tips, and envisioning what your dream home will look like.

We've put together a list of questions to ask yourself when thinking about your custom home design so that you can start building your custom home with confidence.

Questions To Start With:

  1. What is your budget?
  2. When do you want your home built by?
  3. Where would you like to purchase the land for your home?

These questions will guide your decision-making down the line, so make sure you spend some time thinking about them. If you plan on being in this home for a while, make sure it's in an area you enjoy and that you can afford. If you need the house by a certain date, make sure to communicate that with the builders before they provide any quotes or timeline.

Designing Your Home

From custom lighting to outdoor kitchens, building a custom home gives you the chance to really make it your own and include the features you want in your living space. Think about these questions to get your creative juices flowing:

What size should your home be?

How many people will be living in your home? Do you expect to regularly host guests, or put on extravagant parties? Think about how much space you'll need to live your best life, and include it in your plan.

Think about:

  • How many stories you'll need.

  • How much parking space you'll need.

  • How many bedrooms you'll need.

What "extras" do you want to add?

A movie theater? Home gym? Outdoor pool? Custom fire pit? Smart home features? The opportunities are endless when you're designing your own space, so make sure you include features and extras that will bring you joy and make your everyday life easier.

What design or style do you want?

From farmhouse design to mid-century modern, take time to research what style you want to use for your custom home.

Choose The Right Partners For The Job

Of course, you can't build a custom home all by yourself! Choosing the right team can make a huge difference. Make sure you hire the right architects, general contractor, and interior designers by asking them these questions:

  1. What experience do you have?

  2. How long have they been in business? Do they have examples of recent projects or customer testimonials you can browse?

  3. How do they communicate project updates? Phone, email, text, or another system?

Contact Artech Today

At Artech, our experienced architects and interior designers can help both builders and homeowners design stunning custom homes. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to design the home of your dreams, a builder who needs help with architecture and interior design, we can help. Contact us today to learn more!