5 Tips for Building New Homes in Utah
With a bustling economy and many natural attractions, the beautiful state of Utah has grown into one of the most desired locations for building new homes in the United States. Building new homes in Utah is a no-brainer. No wonder the number of housing units in the state continues to increase exponentially.
While you have made a good choice by choosing to build in this fast-developing state, it is, however, crucial to educate yourself before taking on the building project.
We can’t ignore the fact that, although this process is exciting, it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Building a new home requires work. These are the major reasons most people opt for resale homes, instead of building from the ground up.
But thanks to these surefire tips, and choosing the right builder, you can have a hassle-free experience building new homes in Utah.
Make A Plan
Allow me to remind you of the infamous quote – he who fails to plan, plans to fail. Most people take on building projects without a concrete plan. Sure, you want a beautiful house, but what else? How many rooms do you need? Do you want an open kitchen? What about storage room? How big should the master bedroom be? How will your family change over the next 10 years? These are some of the important questions you need to find answers to before you start building your new home. Be sure to take everything into consideration, as a mistake may be costly or even impossible to fix down the road.
Build for Resale
While you may never sell your home, it is important to build your house as though you may sell it in the future. You probably visited a few resale homes before deciding to build. I am positive you came across a few houses that made you feel like no thought was put into the building and a few others that, although they were okay, weren’t well planned. This is a good way to know what is important for you to have in your home. It is also a good way to keep the house ready should you need to sell it in the future.
Pick The Right Builder
Now that you know what you want, the next step is looking for someone who can deliver exactly that. Without a good builder, the project is as good as one without a plan. Be sure to take your time and interview several builders before signing a contract with one. Check out our article on important questions to ask a builder for further information on this step.
Give Room for Miscellaneous
The cost of building new homes in Utah can be somewhat tricky to calculate. There are sometimes changes in the price of building materials, which ultimately affects your initial budget. Besides changing prices, you may also have to stretch your budget a little to cover other unforeseen expenses. Don’t allow your dream home get trapped halfway. Make sure you are using a builder that will help protect you from these problems. Planning and preparation will ensure you have enough money for anything miscellaneous that comes up.
Be a Supervisor
It goes without saying that you are the number one supervisor of your building project. True, you have awarded the contract to a builder, however, it is still your responsibility to monitor the progress of the job. By doing so, you get to be part of the experience while also having real-time information on how well the building is coming and any mistakes along the way. Choose a builder that will provide ways for you to monitor the progress of your home. LifeStyle Homes uses software that allows you to monitor your build from your phone!
Lifestyle Homes has the experience necessary to guide you through it all. Let us help make your dream home a reality. Give us a call today at (435) 363-0100. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have about the home building process.