Know Your Needs Versus Your Wants When Building a Custom Home
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Although we all have an image of our dream home, it can be hard to discern which aspects of our dream home are a necessary part of realizing our dream and which aspects should stay a fantasy. Sorting between needs and wants is a necessary part of building a custom home. When building a custom home, a homeowner should thoughtfully consider the difference between their needs and wants. For someone that enjoys entertaining, a large kitchen and a fireplace might be considered a necessity. On the other hand, someone that doesn’t entertain very often might be happy with a bigger bedroom rather than a large kitchen.
How to Choose Between Needs and Wants
In order to avoid over paying for unnecessary additions to your custom home, it is a good idea to make a list of essentials in your new home. With this list, begin with items you really need like adequate space, garage and number of bedrooms. For most people, basic needs should be considered first. After that, you could consider additional desires, if you can manage these benefits financially.
Rank your list items in order of importance. While it may seem tedious to write down that a house should have a living room and a garage, writing a list will separate your desires from your necessities. Don’t agonize over the exact order of your list. Sometimes wants or needs can be equally important to you. What’s important here you organize what is most important and what is least important. The goal of the list is to make sure that you know what you want out of your custom home. Once you and your spouse have independently ranked your items, the two of you meet together to share and compare your lists.