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Mistake to avoid when building a custom home in Thornhill

Thornhill is a beautiful city to live in and there is a good chance you will love it even more if you live in a custom home! But if you are considering building a custom home in Thornhill, there are a few pitfalls that you should be careful to avoid.

Custom Home Building Mistake in Thornhill

Buying a lot before you know how much it will cost to service and prep the site.

If you already own a lot, that is one thing. But if you are buying a new lot for your custom home in Thornhill, you should find out how much it is going to cost you to connect to amenities like water, sewer, natural gas and so forth. There may also be municipal zoning requirements and environmental considerations – all of which will add up in the tally of your final cost.

Starting your home design before you have a budget.

While you may have a wish list in mind of what you’d like to include in your custom home, it is also important to know your budget. It may not be possible to do everything on your list within you budget so it is important to decide what you can afford to include before the design process begins. This saves you from having to make changes later which can add to the cost.

Choosing a designer whose style doesn’t fit your tastes.

Just because a designer is highly talented, doesn’t mean that they are the right designer for you. If you look through their portfolio and nothing captures your interest or imagination, it is perfectly ok to talk to another designer. It is your house after all! (And that’s why Superior Construction has a number of designers on our team!)

Not taking advantage of green and/or smart technologies.

The custom home building industry has come a long way over the past decade. Building with green materials and incorporating eco-friendly features into your design often add nothing to the cost but can result in huge savings over the span of time that you own your own.

Smart technologies are another feature that you may want to consider incorporating. Smart features allow you to control everything from your home security, lighting, temperature, music – even home appliances – from the touch of a button on your smartphone.

If you are considering building a custom home in Thornhill and would like more information or if you would like to arrange a consultation,