Ottawa is a great place to call home and the best way to ensure you find the perfect house in our beautiful city is to build. Building a custom home gives you the freedom to design each space to fit your specific needs in a neighbourhood that complements your lifestyle.
If you’re thinking about building a custom home in Ottawa, here are some tips to ensure that the process is transparent and straightforward.
Spend Time Researching
Once you decide to build a custom home, it can be tempting to rush straight to the design phase, but it’s important to understand the whole custom home build process before you begin.
- Funding a custom home can be a bit different than mortgaging a pre-built home, so you should speak to your bank or mortgage lender about financing.
- The build timeline can be affected by any changes, so it’s imperative that you think through every detail before building begins to prevent mid-build modifications.
- Think about your current and possible future needs. Will you be expanding your family or be empty-nesters in the near future? Will aging parents come live with you? How can you build your home to accommodate your requirements now and in 10 years?
Learn About the Build Process
To feel confident during the build, you should understand the whole process. Knowing what order things occur and what step comes next can help you feel in control of the project.
Read more about the custom home building process in Ottawa.
Hire the Right Builder
Managing a custom home build is a full-time job and requires experience and expertise. To help ensure a successful project, you should hire a full-service custom home builder that can help you through every step of the process, from securing a lot and designing the house to picking out final finishes and providing warranty work.
The company you ultimately decide to work with should be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs, answer any questions you have and even provide references or tours of previously built homes.
There’s nothing our staff can’t handle. A group of top architects, designers and trades in combination with a fully-trained and licensed staff allows us to turn your dream into a reality. When combined with our commitment to customer satisfaction and desire to create, your dream home is in great hands.