A Checklist Before Starting a Custom Home Build in Edmonton
custom home builder checklist

Before starting a custom home build in Edmonton, it is essential to be well-informed and prepared for the process. Here are some things everyone should know:

  1. Budget: Determine a realistic budget for your custom home, considering not only the construction costs but also land acquisition, permits, taxes, and potential overruns.
  2. Financing: Secure financing for your project, either through a construction loan, mortgage, or personal savings.
  3. Choose the right location: Research and choose a suitable location for your home, considering factors like neighborhood, schools, accessibility, and future growth potential.
  4. Hire professionals: Assemble a team of experienced professionals, including an architect, general contractor, and possibly a project manager or interior designer, to help bring your vision to life.
  5. Plan and design: Work closely with your architect to design a home that meets your needs and preferences, while also taking into account any local building codes and regulations.
  6. Obtain permits: Apply for and obtain all necessary permits from local authorities before starting construction.
  7. Understand the construction timeline: Be aware that custom home builds can take longer than expected, so be prepared for potential delays and setbacks.
  8. Communicate effectively: Maintain clear and open communication with your team to ensure that everyone is on the same page throughout the process.
  9. Quality materials: Select high-quality materials for your home to ensure durability and longevity.
  10. Energy efficiency: Consider incorporating energy-efficient features into your design, such as insulation, windows, and HVAC systems, to save on utility bills and reduce your environmental footprint.
  11. Warranty and insurance: Make sure your builder provides a warranty for their work and that you have appropriate insurance coverage during the construction process.
  12. Inspections: Regularly inspect the construction progress and address any issues or concerns as they arise.
  13. Be prepared for surprises: Understand that unexpected issues or changes may arise during the construction process, and be prepared to make adjustments as necessary.
  14. Plan for contingencies: Set aside a contingency fund for unforeseen expenses or changes to your original plan.
  15. Move-in preparation: Coordinate with your contractor to ensure a smooth transition into your new home, including final inspections, utility connections, and any necessary clean-up.

At Marchand Houston, we make sure your custom home build is a smooth and easy pleasant process from day 1. However, by being informed and prepared, you can navigate the custom home building process more smoothly and ultimately create the home of your dreams. We are here to help you achieve that.