Trying to figure out whether the second budget produced by our architect and builder was overly optimistic or had some bearing on real life
Some considerations when looking to buy a piece of land for constructing a custom home, including zoning, HOAs, and utilities
Working with our engineered building plans for our custom home, including some office window adjustments so we could take in the views
Some stressful times getting our house plans ready for the upcoming HOA meeting and the review by the HOA’s architectural committee
A final meeting with our architect to solidify window placements, placement of the fireplace, and other tweaks to our custom home.
A discussion of working with our structural engineers and shopping for some countertop options
Making adjustments to our floorplan to optimize our use of space and the views from our site.
Setting up home depot dates while planning our custom home helped us start to zero in on the fixtures and surfaces we liked (and those we didn’t)