4 Tips For Building Your First Custom Home

Building a custom home is no small feat; finding the perfect property, a reputable builder, and
the perfect furnishings can certainly be stressful, to say the least. New home construction,
specifically luxury home construction, is definitely a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to
be difficult. At Dibico, building custom, luxury homes is what we do best. We are trusted, highly
skilled Greenwich builders who will not only help bring your home dreams to life, but make the
process a breeze for you and your family. To help ease the process a bit, we’ve compiled a list
of our top tips for building your first custom home. Hiring an architect, interior designer and
landscape architect are important parts of the process.

1. Find Your Perfect Location

One of the largest benefits of building a custom home is that you get to choose its location. This aspect of home ownership is generally out of the question if you’re buying a house, but new home construction allows for much more versatility and customization. You want to make sure that the location of your custom, luxury home has a view you can enjoy for years to come, a safe, secure neighborhood, and neighbors you get along with. It’s also imperative that you consider your lifestyle. Do you want to shorten your commute to work? Do you want to live close to a bustling downtown area with restaurants and shopping? Even if you don’t have a specific location in mind, a great custom home builder can factor in all aspects of your lifestyle and help you find the perfect location. 

Blueprint of custom home

2. Choose Your Contractor Carefully

Perhaps the most important part of new home construction is choosing a quality contractor. You want to be sure that the person building your luxury home has a history of on-time, high quality delivery. Nobody wants to find the perfect location and draw up the perfect floor plan only to find that their contractor is always late or cutting corners on quality. A good custom home builder will help you navigate every part of bringing your new home to life without sacrificing your time or the quality of your luxury home.

At Dibico, we pride ourselves on having 55 years of experience making our customers happy. We have several years of expertise and a high devotion to our craft makes us the ideal contractor to help you make your custom home dreams come true. 

3. Start With the Basics

Another great thing about new home construction is that the world is your oyster. We know how fun it is to have the opportunity to plan out every little detail of your custom home, but before you get carried away thinking about the specifics, you should start with the basics. Having a good, foundational idea of what you want your custom home to be can help make the process run that much smoother. Additionally, being able to communicate these ideas to your contractor will make it easier for them to visualize your particular tastes. How many rooms would you like in your new home? Are there any features that you absolutely must have? How about any features that you don’t want under any circumstances? When starting new home construction, it’s also a good idea to think about your current home and evaluate what you do and do not like about it.

4. ...Then Consider the Amenities

Finally, one of the most exciting aspects of building your own luxury home is thinking about which amenities you’d like to include. Of course, there are several amenities that automatically come with most homes these days, whether it is a custom home or not. Some of these amenities include dishwashers, central heating and cooling, or a two-car garage. However, as the owner of a luxury home, you may want to think about including more upscale amenities in your new place. More upscale amenities can add to your comfort and add value to your home. Maybe you want a home movie theater, a home gym, or a tennis court. Whatever it may be, it’s crucial to think about which amenities will be the most useful to you and your lifestyle. It might not be necessary to have the best of everything, but it’s definitely important to consider what will best suit you and your family. 

If it’s your first time building a custom home, there’s no doubt you’re probably a bit overwhelmed. With all the things that need to be considered, it’s certainly an exhausting process. However, with the help of Dibico, your new home construction doesn’t have to be a hassle. With the help of our experienced team, you’ll be living in the home of your dreams in no time.