Some people build custom homes because they’re very particular about the kind of home they want to live in.  Others build them out of necessity, since there are certain features they can’t do without, for personal or professional reasons.  Whatever the reason why you choose to build your custom home with a Prescott AZ home builder, there are a few things you should ask yourself before you begin:

How involved do you want to be in the process of building the home?  When you’re building a custom home, you might just have a general idea of what you want your home to be like.  Some people just see the big picture and don’t want to get bogged down with the details.  Others like to be involved in each and every little aspect of designing their home, from choosing the tiles in the bathroom to the light fixtures in the backyard.  Depending on what kind of person you are, you can choose your degree of involvement in your custom home.


How long do you see yourself living in this home?  Often, people building a custom home want to live in it for the rest of their lives.  However, they fail to consider how their circumstances might change in the next five, ten or twenty years.  If you look that far ahead for yourself, do you see yourself living in the same area?  Do you see yourself with a spouse and family?  Do you see yourself being happy in the same home that you’re designing today?  Make sure that you ask yourself these questions before you start building your home.

Do your aesthetics clash with your practical side?  Maybe you love those Cape Cods where there’s a large window sticking out of the roof on one side.  There’s something very cozy about the idea of sleeping in an attic with a window like that.  But is this going to be a practical solution for you and your family?  Is anyone in your family going to like living in that kind of room?  Or would they prefer something with taller windows and a good view of the backyard?  Make sure that your aesthetic ideas are also practical before you implement them.

These are just a few questions you should ask yourself before building a custom home.  Contact us for more ideas and information.