Building your own home can be a dream come true. But even when you’ve got a good design team behind you, designing your home can be one of the most challenging and intensive projects a person can take on. That’s why it’s imperative to have a solid plan and a great support team behind you.

In this post from The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’re sharing a helpful guide to walk you through the home building process to design the home of your dreams. Follow these steps to create a dreamy abode that’s perfect for your lifestyle and family and then give us a call to connect with an experienced carpentry contractor.

1.   Get a notebook.

It might sound overly simple, but don’t underestimate the value of a plain old-fashioned composition book and #2 pencil. List out all of the things you’d love to have in your dream home, doodle, sketch, or do anything else you feel inspired to do, and then share your ideas with your design team and contractors. Your notebook is also a great place to keep track of contractors’ contact information, questions you may have, and lists of relevant project details.

2.   Collect images from the web.

While you’re browsing the Internet for great ideas, be sure to download or save all of your favorites. Start a folder on your desktop for keeping track of your favorite siding, windows, flooring, and kitchen ideas. Or you can use a website like Pinterest to keep track of all those dreamy images you find online.

3.   Think long-term.

Although you might only need room for yourself and your pet pug right now, it’s a good idea to think about your future plans. If you plan to marry, have children, care for senior parents, or host visitors down the road, make sure your home has plenty of space. And don’t just think in terms of bedrooms. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve got enough bathroom space and a kitchen that works for the number of people you expect to live in your home.

4.   Consider the view.

When deciding where each room should go and designing your windows, it’s a good idea to think about important details like the view you’ll see from each room. You should also consider the amount of natural lighting each room will receive throughout the day depending on which direction it faces and design your windows accordingly.

Call Our Twin Cities Carpentry Contractor

At The Construction Group in Woodbury, our expert carpentry contractors love to serve Twin Cities homeowners on home remodeling services and new construction projects alike. We’re happy to partner with your design team to help you create the perfect space for your family. To get a free quote on home carpentry services, contact a member of our team at 651-731-5857. Or contact us on the web to share your ideas and see what we can do for your new home.