Questions To Consider Before Building a Custom Home

April 14, 2020


Choosing to design and build your dream home can be an exciting experience! Building a custom home from the ground up makes it possible to get a beautiful home that is tailored to your wants, budget, and lifestyle. However, with an investment as significant as a

premier custom home, there are many decisions that need to be made throughout the entire home building process — from the initial design to the completed construction of your new custom home. For that reason, it’s important to take the time to ask yourself some important questions and determine their answers to help make the process smoother and less stressful.

5 Questions To Consider Before Building a Custom Home

Asking yourself the right question before building a custom home will make it easier to define your wants, needs, and budget. In this blog, our premier home builders share a few questions to consider before embarking on the fascinating journey of building a custom home.

Where Will Your Custom Hom: e Be Built?

Location, location, location. Of course, before you start building your custom home you will need to identify the area or neighborhood you believe will best fit your lifestyle, a good place to settle down and call home. When thinking about which location is a good fit to have your custom home built, consider some important factors such as traffic, proximity to shopping and medical facilities, as well as other nearby amenities that you consider important. 

What is Your Budget?

Contrary to popular belief, building a custom home can actually be affordable. With that said, it is important to think about the price range you are comfortable with per the budget you are willing to spend. There is a lot that goes into analyzing this part of the process, so if you are unsure of what you’re able to spend it is best to consult with a loan officer who is able to outline your options or limitations. Even if your budget isn’t as high as you’d like it to be, many custom home builders are able to build homes that align with their clients’ budgets. 

What Custom Home Builder Will You Work With?

Unless you plan on doing all the work yourself, you’ll need to find a custom home builder like 4G Design Build. Working with a home builder helps relieve a lot of the stress and pressure involved with building a custom home. However, it is important that you work with the best custom home builder for your area of interest. Choosing a mediocre builder will only bring regrets while working with an experienced, top-rated builder will make it easier to bring your dream home to life. If you are considering building a custom home outside of North Carolina, check out our Tips for Finding the Best Custom Home Builder.

What Type of Floorplan Do You Want?

Since building a custom home gives you total customization of your home, you’ll get to choose the exact floor plan that you have always wanted in your dream home. The layout of the rooms inside of your custom home and how they flow will largely depend on your lifestyle. Whether you prefer a single-story home or a home that is multiple stories with all the bedrooms on the top floor — considering these things early on will help streamline the design process.

What is Your Timeframe?

Many people wonder how long it takes to build a custom home and the answer typically varies from home to home. Everyone wants their home finished as soon as possible, but building a custom home takes a lot of time, planning, and commitment. Make sure you determine what your timeframe is for getting into your custom home. Also, be sure to take any important factors into accounts, such as a new baby on the way or the closing on your current home or the end of a lease.


While building a custom home is likely to bring countless questions and decisions, considering the five questions above will help you better define your wants, needs, and budget revolving around your dream home. 

Get Answers To Your Questions About Building Custom Home

Of course, the best and easiest way to build a custom home is to work with a team of experienced custom home builders — they will be able to help you make the right decisions regarding your custom home and answer any questions you may have along the way. At 4G Design Build, we have helped many people design and build custom homes in Lake Norman, Mooresville, and the surrounding area. 

We know that building a custom home brings a lot of questions, it’s both common and normal! To help those building — or thinking about building — a custom home, 4G Design Build President, Sam Gandy, has started a YouTube channel dedicated to answering some of the most frequently asked questions related to building a custom home. Be sure to check out some of the questions Sam has already addressed and make sure to subscribe to the channel so that you can get more information.