If you’ve ever read a business book or attended a business class you’ve likely heard reference to establishing your “vision”. While your mission is related more to how you fulfill day-to-day activities, your vision focuses a lot on the long-term goals. Where do you want to be 10, 20, 30 years from now?
A mission is great but a vision is profound. It’s what all the striving and hard work is geared towards.
Now, let’s put business aside and apply these principles to the homebuilding process. Having a vision for what you want in a home is perhaps the most important part of the entire process.
I’m going to open up here and share a little personal experience. My wife and I got married young (20 and 21 years old). We were fortunate enough to be able to build our first home; however, building a new home and preparing for a wedding at the same time is by no means something for the faint of heart. It was a very stressful few months. As a result, our emphasis was more on the mission of completing the home than the vision of what we wanted it to be.
Our vision for the future looked much like everyone else’s. Children, a dog, neighbors coming over for dinner. And yet we never suspected the 2’x2’ pantry would be an issue…that is until we had three boys that graze through the shelves like indoor cattle! Time for some renovation. Bust a wall here, move a switch there…voilà. We have a bigger pantry! But a little more preparation on the front end could have saved us a lot of work.
So, if you’re ready to build your new home, let’s start by envisioning your new home. Want a beautiful green lawn that can be mistaken for a putting green? You may consider removing large trees that could rob the ground of moisture or reduce the exposure of sunlight. Working from home in the future? Let’s get wiring ran to all the essential locations to run a home office. Lover of natural light? Be sure to integrate windows into the drawings that allow sunlight to fill all the main living areas. And whatever you do, please plan on plenty of pantry space (try saying that 10x fast)!
So how do you go about getting these ideas out of your head and onto paper? That’s where we can help. The design/build process starts long before the first piece of equipment hits the ground. And that’s one reason you want your homebuilder involved during the entire process.
Think about this for a second. You wouldn’t walk into an operating room, flop down on the table, and say, “Alright Doc, let’s do this”without ever getting to know him. That would be crazy. Being the professional he is, he may have some valuable information to offer.
The same goes with building a new custom home. Don’t spend all that time designing the perfect plan just to walk up to three different builders, hand them a set of house plans, and say, “What can you build this for?” Bring your homebuilder in on the design process, especially if you’re drawing new plans from scratch. This allows you to work with your builder beforehand and gain some valuable insight. It also allows the builder to get more of a feel for what the vision for your home is. Miscommunication is the culprit behind 90% of bad homebuilding experiences. Thorough planning and communication during the preconstruction process goes a long way!
We want you to be happy with your new home! And for that reason, we take the preconstruction process serious. From preliminary budgets to consultations and meetings, we cover all the bases beforehand so that the homebuilding process can be an enjoyable one for you. You have a vision for your new home. We want to help you bring it to life!
We’re not just building homes…we’re building something better!