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Understanding The Design-Build Process

The Design Process during Gainesville New Home Construction-

Building your dream house can be an intimidating task. Having a professional home builder can relieve a great amount of stress, however, the creative decisions are still up to you. No matter who is helping you build your home, being able to precisely convey your preferences is important. Everyone involved will be able to better understand your end goal. Below are a few ways to help you better prepare for a meeting with your home builder. 

1. Research and familiarize yourself with your likes and dislikes and use your $ wisely.

Construction materials cost is on the rise. By researching and assessing other what you like and don’t like, you can be more prepared for questions about what styles or colors your more attracted to, and spend practically. Knowing a few things about your sense of style can help your builder better tailor your home to your liking. Similar to a pros and cons list, creating a likes and dislikes list is a great way for your designer to know your preferences. For instance, you might love the idea of a stucco ceiling, but that is not a current trend found while building a new home in Gainesville. Your builder can make recommendations based on your research.

2. Visualize and convey through photos.

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One of the best ways to convey your thoughts or ideas is through images. Images of other homes, styles, or just ambiances you were attracted to. Sites like can provide up-to-the-minute photos of current designs everywhere. You can get images from online sites like Pinterest, or sites that show houses for sale like Zillow. If you know of a specific architect or home builder you like, they may have a website or online portfolio. Your builder should also be able to help guide you where to look. Any visual you can provide your contractor or designer with will help everyone understand what you visualize as your dream house.

3. Practice being selective. The more specific you are, the better.

When you first begin to look, try to stay as open-minded as you can and choose as many ideas as you want. After some time, revisit the photos and be a bit more selective. Narrowing down the images to just your favorite ones can increase your satisfaction with the final result. Having these preferences laid out beforehand can hasten the process whether it be for a Newberry Home builder or a High Springs Home Builder. If you chose Carter Construction, you will have access to a designer that can help make selections and design your dream home within this build process.

The design process can be daunting and stressful if you aren’t prepared. The tips listed above should help provide a easier experience when you finally chose a contractor in Gainesville. Jud Carter, of Carter Construction of Gainesville, suggests that being prepared will give you the best results possible.

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