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Problems to Avoid While Building Your Custom Home

Problems to Avoid While Building Your Custom Home

Keep reading to learn how to avoid these custom home building problems!

If you have finally reached the point in your life where you are thinking of building your own custom home, then congratulations! Designing your own house can be a rewarding, albeit sometimes stressful accomplishment in your life. Of course, you want to process to go as smoothly as possible. However, we are going to make some mistakes. Though some will be unavoidable, there are a handful of pitfalls that many first-time home builders fall into that can be skirted when following a few guidelines. Keep reading to learn how to steer clear of these custom home building problems!

Property Inspection

Before building your custom home and ideally, before even purchasing a property, your builder should inspect the property very thoroughly. Not only will this encourage your relationship with your builder, but instead of using a third-party inspector, you can count on your builder to see your project through from start to finish.


You should never start building your custom home without a blueprint. You must see a prototype before you begin to build A good professional builder will have a blueprint to ensure that utilities and doors and placed in the most functional manner possible. A blueprint will also help you to see new features of your custom home and will also help to minimize issues that may arise with ventilation or drainage systems.

Open-Ended Contracts

One mistake that first-time home builders tend to make a lot is having an open-ended contract with a builder. Your contract with your custom home builder should be clear, concise, and responsible. Having a contract like this will lessen the risk of having unfinished work or fights about poor construction mistakes. Sign up to build with someone not only you trust but has a great portfolio to back up their claims. Be sure that you sign with trusted professionals like the ones at Cedar Square Homes before you begin construction on your new custom home!


When building a custom home, it is important to budget and to make a list of non-negotiable aspects of hour house. Prioritize your home wants and needs and be sure not to micromanage every last decision. Be sure to choose a builder that produces high-quality and professional work while offering reasonable prices.

Questions? Call Cedar Square Homes Today!

Whether you are ready to start the custom building home process, or you still have more questions, the trained professionals at Cedar Square Homes are here to help you out. We are beloved throughout Maryland and beyond for our attentive service and affordable home remodeling and building prices. We service Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Crofton, Severna Park, and Pasadena. Visit us online or give us a call at 410-987-9771. To see more examples of our work and for helpful tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!


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