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4 Things To Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

Updated: May 9

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Building a custom home is an exciting time in a homeowner's life, but it also comes with a lot of work. There are so many emotions involved in building a new construction as the homeowner. The evolution that happens with what was once thought of as a house comes to life as something real. There are so many options, but what are the right ones, and with new construction comes unforeseen problems? From David Rogers Builders, an experienced home builder, here are the top 4 things to avoid when building your custom dream home.

Choosing the Right Location

Location, location, location. You've heard it a million times, I'm sure. Resale value is important, as is the day-to-day experience of living in your new home. If the land you want to build on does not meet your requirements, avoid it and look elsewhere. Consider the following when looking for the location of your luxury home.

- School districts and their ratings

- Property taxes

- Neighbors and neighborhood

- Sounds in the area if that is important to you; are you near a highway? Under a flight path? Are there railroad tracks within a few miles?

- Views and landscape

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Choosing the Wrong Builder

Every builder is different and offers something to the homeowner. Home builders may have varying years of experience, different size construction crews, time frames, communication styles, and more. Choosing the builder that is right for you is one of the most crucial steps there is to take. Consider your architectural style and your desired communication style when selecting the right builder. The home-building process is extensive, and you want to feel like you have a partner from start to finish.

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Skimping on Home Details and Finishes

Designers can be paramount in making these decisions, but some homeowners choose to take on this role themselves. Here are a few things to consider to avoid misaps.

  1. Electrical outlet and Ethernet placement- where will your TVs be mounted and knowing that so many devices use the internet these days, having a plan is crucial.

  2. Finishes for the hardware and appliances- Stainless steel, brushed brass? They all have different looks and perform differently.

  3. Flooring- Do you like hardwoods or engineered flooring? Which direction would you like them laid in, and what stain are you looking for?

  4. Materials - Materials and colors for the entire home, from bathroom tile design to the kitchen, these spaces can make or break the whole room's aesthetic.

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Not Staying Organized Throughout the Process

Between the architect, construction crew, designers, etc., there will almost always be someone at your new home helping make your dreams come to fruition. We recommend being aware of the schedule and planning for frequent site visits.

The first time you build a custom home can be stressful or even scary, but if you avoid these four mistakes, the process will be much more enjoyable, and you will happily walk in the front door of your new house and feel right at home!

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How David Rogers Builders Can Help

Are you in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area? We would love to take the time and learn about you, your lifestyle, and the conceptual ideas of your dream home. We find out what you value the most and design a process that ensures we deliver a home that is more than you imagined.

Give us a call at 704-400-3936 or send us an email at

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