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Common Mistakes to Avoid During Custom Home Construction Projects

Choosing the Wrong Contractor

When choosing a custom home contractor, people often make the mistake of not doing their research. If you are considering a contractor, look over their portfolio and find out what projects they’ve taken on in the past. The better your contractor’s portfolio looks, the more likely they will be able to succeed on your project and deliver to your expectations. You also want to consider what materials they use and how well they work with those materials. It’s important to do your research and choose a contractor that you feel comfortable with and who has a good reputation. Once you’ve found a few potential contractors, be sure to get bids from each one and compare them before making your final decision.

Before choosing your contractor, be sure to follow these steps:

  1. Get recommendations from friends or family who recently had custom home construction projects done.
  2. Check out online reviews of local contractors.
  3. Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured.
  4. Meet with a few different contractors to get bids before deciding.
  5. Ask the contractor for a detailed schedule of the construction project.

Not Sticking to Your Budget

When working with a contractor, you must know precisely how much money you want to or can spend on your dream home. If you don’t, you could end up spending more than what you can afford—which means going into debt to live in your new house! It’s also important to consider whether you can afford the add-ons that come with a custom home construction project. If this is an essential component for you, ensure they are included in your budget before starting any work on the property.

Big Changes Mid-Project

Adding and implementing new plans or ideas mid-way to a custom home construction project is definitely not the best idea. When you add new elements to the design of your custom home, you might not have budgeted for delays or additional costs. Make sure that you discuss any potential changes with your contractor beforehand, and be sure that you’re willing to pay for them upfront.

Failing to Record Expenses Properly

During a custom home construction project, it’s easy to lose track of your expenses and keep track of how much you’ve spent. Make sure you record your expenses as soon as possible to avoid this. At the end of each month, create an expense report to give your builder and/or contractor an idea of what’s been spent so far. With this information, they’ll be able to provide accurate estimates for future work on your custom home construction project.

New homeowners can make many mistakes while building their custom home — from choosing inadequate contractors to failing to stay organized. This mistake can lead to cost overruns and delays in completing the project. To avoid this, keep track of all expenses related to the project, including materials, labor, permits, and any other costs that come up.

Looking for a contractor? Not sure how to find the right fit? Get in touch with our team of experts at Adkins Construction today to learn more about how we can help you build your dream home!


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