Building Your First Washington DC or Maryland Area Home

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There are a lot of steps involved when building a home. You need to find a location that works for you and set a doable budget. Once those things are out of the way, you need to decide what kind of home you want — something simple like a townhouse, more challenging like a tiny home, or a giant, luxurious mansion. 

Then you need to hire designers and builders to bring your dream to life. After they help you design your home, the building process gets underway. Then it’s just a matter of time until you’re living in your dream home. 

For people who’ve never built a home before, completing this journey may seem far more complex than it needs to be. It’s easy to get confused or feel like the team you hired is taking advantage of you because the timeline isn’t what you expected. It can seem like your builders are ignoring you if you don’t have clear expectations for communication. That’s why it’s essential to choose the design-builder right for you.

Knowing Who to Hire

Building your first home is really exciting, but many things about the process can stress you out. Having no experience in the field can make it worse, especially when you can’t find the right people to work with. But how are you supposed to find a designer, architect, building firm, consultant, key trade contractor, and inspectors? You have expectations, and you have to have to work with a variety of people. So how do you find a team that offers everything you need?

When building a house, the first thing a lot of people tell you is that you need to hire an architect. While architects can sometimes provide vital services, they’re often focused on designing large, fanciful projects like skyscrapers and theoretical builds. Architects tend to love grand designs and can get carried away with impractical solutions. Designing such esoteric buildings can lead architects to overlook more straightforward solutions, which will ultimately cost you extra time and money. 

Choose Right the First Time

If this is your first home build, chances are you don’t have time or money to spare, so you may want to consider skipping the architect altogether. Instead, you may want to look into hiring a design-build firm like Winthorpe Design & Build. Design-and-build firms like ours have hands-on knowledge of how building a home works because we’ve done it. Architects can lack that kind of insight, and their designs may not be practical or cost-effective. 

With 30 years of experience building in the Maryland and D.C. area, Winthorpe Design & Build has the hands-on experience and skills necessary for your project. We will be here every step of the way to guide you through this process. With Winthorpe Design & Build by your side, you can rest easy knowing that we’re committed to getting you the results you deserve.

Designing Your Home

Once you’ve chosen a firm, we can discuss what kind of home you want. Winthorpe Design & Build offers a custom home building service, which means that we can get it done no matter your choice. From Scandinavian Architecture to Split-Level Architecture, we’ve done it all. 

Once we frame and complete the exterior of your house, it’s time to design the interior. Fortunately, we can help with that, too. At Winthorpe Design & Build, we have ample experience designing stylish kitchens, cheery sunrooms, and even doing repairs if something goes wrong with your dream home

Why Winthorpe Design & Build Is Right For You

Here at Winthorpe Design & Build, we made our already simple process even easier by adding virtual communication options. We understand how much of a headache designing your first home can be, and we want to make it as quick and easy as possible while remaining within your budget. 

From our base in Highland, Maryland, we are determined to do everything we can to make your first home build enjoyable and painless. We’ve worked in the Maryland and D.C. area for 30 years and have no intentions of slowing down. The only thing we care about is our clients’ happiness, and we want you to be satisfied with your design-build. 

Trying to complete a project with someone you find irritating or incompetent can make it unbearable. We know how important it is to work with people who adequately communicate with you. That’s why all of our employees are professional and friendly 100% of the time.

We don’t believe in shortcuts when it comes to designing and building your dream home. If our years of experience have taught us anything, we know that it pays to get it right the first time. Fortunately, we specialize in careful planning and practical solutions. When you hire us, you’ll never have to worry about the quality of your design-build. 

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