Boyes & Son For Your New Construction
Choosing the best general contractor for your new construction
STEPS WHEN BUILDING YOUR NEW HOME
When building a new construction, creating your new home is a journey of discovering what you want, who you are, the lifestyle you want and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Building a new home is more than building 2 bedrooms and a bath. It is so much more than that.
As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research and plan your trip. You’ll want to know what the end result will be and how much it’ll cost. And while you’ll no doubt be able to go it alone, having an experience general contractor like Boyes & Son can guide you the way for a more enjoyable, more enriching and overall better experience.
Building a new home for you and your family. It is all about setting goals and taking the steps to achieve those goals. You’ll want to establish the answers to a long list of questions so that you can set these goals.
Goal setting requires satisfying both left- and right-brain activities. So your list of goals will include two sides: a practical, meat-and-potatoes side and an emotional, ice-cream-and-cake side. Both are important, and each needs to be recognized so that the end result is what you imagine.
Questions to ask:
• What do you want to achieve?
• Where do you want to be?
• What will this cost?
• Can it really be achieved
• Does plan A make sense
• What’s plan B?
By the way, a goals statement is what a home builder would refer to as a program. So when your builder says “program,” just think “goals.”
Establish a budget
A budget for your new construction is such an important piece that it’s included here as a separate task. When you make your budget begin with what you can afford, and how the cost of your house fits in with your overall plans for your future. When you’re ready to get into the details, include everything that will go into the project: the cost of the land, local fees and taxes, design and builders fees, construction of not just the home but the landscape, plus furniture and decor.
Find some land — or a neglected older house.
When looking for your new Oceanside home keep your options open. Maybe it’s land that has a few acres that’s never been trampled on. Maybe it’s an existing property that’s just old and tired and has suffered some neglect.
Assemble a team.
While you might think you can go it alone, assembling an experienced team is the better approach. After all, you wouldn’t represent yourself in court. So why wouldn’t you entrust your single largest investment to a general contractor that won’t be learning on your dime?
Boyes & Son will be your most important team member. They will act as guide, therapist, advocate and counselor throughout the journey that building your new home is. And, as with all good home builders, the right guide can ensure that the journey is all the more enjoyable.
Plan, plan and plan some more.
The importance of a plan for your new construction project in detail before starting to build is imperative.
We will embark on a robust planning and design phase with you.
Building a home, be it brand new or a renovation, is an exercise in making something that’s yours. So dream big and have big plans. There will be time enough to deal with the realities of budget, zoning and codes. Don’t sweat the small stuff for now.
Enjoy your new home.
You’ve worked hard and spent more than a few dollars to build your new home, so enjoy it fully. Enjoy the way the light falls across a room and how it changes with the seasons. Find new places to talk with family and friends. Discover how your new home gives shape to your new lifestyle and allows you to become the person you want to be.