Factors to consider as you plan your new home

You fall in love with a lot—the view, the neighborhood, the privacy, or the proximity to services. Before you decide, however, you’ll save yourself a lot of time, money, and turbulence, along the way, by investing some time, upfront, with an architect and a builder, who can evaluate how your dreams are aligned with the realities of the building site. Do you have children? Pets? What about a home office? Several vehicles? Do you enjoy outdoor living? Are you an accomplished chef? Will the sun backlight the view, or block it?

Once you’ve had these preliminary conversations, and your architect understands how you live, does your architect suggest enhancements or cost-saving measures that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own? Early sketches will help define the general layout and traffic flow of the home. Refinements turn into finished plans, and you’re ready to build.

Wade Burns is a rare bird, in that he is equally adept at design and construction, holding NC licenses in both areas. So, he won’t design something on paper that make a contractor would scratch their head.

Choosing the best land to build on

If you’ve decided to build your dream home, but don’t yet have land, call us before you make your lot selection. We can evaluate your possible sites for site prep costs, need for retaining walls, accessibility, view prospects, weather implications, resale values, etc.