What to Consider When Designing Your Custom Home in Bryan, TX

Designing and building a custom home is no easy feat. There are so many different factors and options to consider that the entire process can become quite stressful. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most important things you need to be contemplating during the process that will hopefully help keep you focused and on task.

1. When creating your design, it’s important to really ask yourself what you want the home to accomplish for you. What are some key things you want to have? What might you need in the future? Don’t just focus on there here and now.

2. Get the most for your money by ensuring that each room you choose to build has a genuine purpose. Avoid building rooms “just because,” and instead assign everything a job that it will serve. You will thank yourself later!

3. Get organized! Take thorough notes on the design and building process so you know what is being done, what has been done, and what still needs to be done. It will also allow you to keep track of expenses for when you can save more or when you have to spend more.

4. Find a home builder who you work well with. Cordes Home Builders prioritize customer service, not just quality design. We want to work with you every step of the way to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want. We also want to make sure that you feel comfortable coming to us with any questions or concerns you might have so we can quickly and efficiently address them.

5. Research is your best friend. Making sure to thoroughly research any and all decisions you make can really make a difference. Don’t just let the professionals handle everything, get involved and learn about the process so you can make informed decisions if need be. You will feel more satisfied with anything that happens if you know you stepped up and took some responsibility in the process.

6. Prepare for the worst. Unexpected expenses are very common during a custom home build. Don’t blow your entire budget early on and then have to cut corners if things become more expensive towards the end. Be sure to set aside 10-15% of your budget for those pesky potential expenses!

7. Make lists! One of the best ways to keep track of everything is to make lists. Make a list for what you want for your home and in the order of how badly you want it. Make a list of things you want to avoid most and how badly you want to avoid them. This way your contractor can easily know your do’s and don’ts and there will be a lot less confusion overall.

Think you’re ready to start on that custom home of your dreams? Great! Give us a call or fill out the form on our contact page to get started on your home journey!

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  1. Super happy with our kitchen remodel! (The one pictured in this blog post isn’t ours, but it is just as beautiful!!) The biggest concern for us was our budget and they were so knowledgeable about what we could achieve within our budget, while also giving us the best quality options! Definitely going to hire Blane and his team to do our next remodel project. Highly recommend if you want someone who gets the job done well and in a timely fashion.

    1. We’re so glad you’re satisfied with your kitchen remodel from Cordes Custom Homes! We really appreciate your business, and if you’d like to leave a review on our Yelp (https://www.yelp.com/biz/cordes-custom-homes-bryan-2) or Google Maps page (https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tVP1zc0LCzMSTExMCgzYLRSNaiwMDMxszA3t0w1SEpLNjNNszKosLQ0NTQ1Tk0xNzA3MTdJNfcSTs4vSkktVkguLS7Jz1XIyM9NLQYADIQWEw&q=cordes+custom+homes&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS939US939&oq=cordes+custo&aqs=chrome.3.69i59j69i57j69i59j46i39i175i199j0i22i30j69i60l3.3247j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x86468779e0bfc65f:0x995153ed707474e7,1,,,) it would help us out a lot! Thanks again for your business and feel free to give us a call if you ever need any more remodeling work done!

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