Would you Like to Design and Build Your Own Washington DC or Maryland Area Home?

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When you shop for a house, chances are you know what you want before you get started. Even if you don’t have a clear idea of what your perfect home will look like, you’ll begin to develop one as you look at houses. 

Unfortunately, finding a home that perfectly fits the image in your head isn’t easy. You can look around for ages and find one that fits most of your needs, but it still might not be your dream home. And depending on the area you’re looking in, it may be very hard to find the home you want, especially if you’re on a tight budget. 

Commute and budget constraints often lead home buyers to settle for a house that works but isn’t quite the house. Afterward, they’ll either live in a home they don’t love or spend a lot of money changing floor plans, making additions, and remodeling. In many cases, it would be easier to get the home you want built from the ground up. 

If you like the idea of a customized dream home, consider designing and building your own home, rather than buying one somebody else made to fit their dream. It’s an exciting prospect, one that most people have thought of at least once in their lives. Designing and building your own home comes with so many benefits and may even save you money in the long run.

What Will I Gain by Designing and Building My Own Home?

One of the biggest problems we see clients run into when looking for a house is finding a home that they like, that fits their needs, but in the wrong location. When you design and build your own home, you can take control over every critical detail, like the location of the lot you choose to build on. That way, you get the home of your dreams, PLUS you’ll be able to live in your ideal neighborhood. 

Since you can choose the location and lot to build on, you will also have a choice about which zoning or Homeowners’ Associations restrictions you may have to deal with. That’s an important aspect to take into consideration when choosing a location. Some people love HOAs, while many others feel much the opposite. Whatever your feelings about them, you can select a location with or without one, opening a wider array of options for you.

Since you can build your home on your choice of lot, that leaves you with nearly infinite customization options. You can make all of the decisions yourself — from the floor plan to the kind of flowers and shrubs you will place in the garden. The home you design will be a unique masterpiece, one that only you can imagine. You won’t have to worry about whether or not you’ll have enough space for your family, whether or not there will be room to accommodate your hobbies or job, or if the home will be compatible with your lifestyle. 

You’ll have a lot more space to work with, too. Often, when buying a house that someone else designed, the preexisting structure(s) get in the way of what the new owner want to do (despite what many architects may tell them). You’ll have to worry about pre-existing piping, wiring, structural walls, and more. By starting from the ground up, you won’t have to worry about any of that. 

Getting Started

If you find the idea of free rein over your home’s build tantalizing, you probably want to get started right away. The problem is… it’s often difficult to know where to begin. Fortunately, we’ve got a few pointers to help you along. The first thing to do is seek out a skilled design-build firm like Winthorpe Design and Build. 

Working with a team of trained professionals will take a lot of the stress off your shoulders, while still helping you get the home of your dreams. They’ll be able to help if you’re having trouble making a decision, answer any of your questions, soothe feasibility concerns, and give you expert advice. Together, you’ll not only be able to design the perfect home, but you’ll be able to see it brought to life before your eyes. 

Winthorpe Design and Build has been in the business for nearly three decades, and our team of professional designers and builders have the experience to get the job done right. If you’re still convinced it’s better to hire an architect to design your house, we’ll accept that. But really, it’s not neccesary.  

By hiring a company that can design and construct your home, you will save yourself a lot of time, money, and headache. You’ll also minimize poor communication and costly miscalculations. If you’d like to work with a company that can not only help you design your home, but bring it to fruition on the first try, contact Winthorpe Design and Build. You’ll love our new process, which includes remote consultation for your safety and convenience.

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