The decision to design and custom build your dream home is exciting and scary! We fully understand that, and love working with people on their custom homes. It's an amazing experience for us to design a home on paper one day, and then hand over the keys to that home at the end of the project. It's why we love what we do, and why we've built over 25 custom homes in the Greater Newburyport, MA area.
Picking the right custom home builder is incredibly important. You’re going to spend a lot of time with your builder, and you'll depend on them to guide you through this complex process. At Greene Construction, it's our priority to make the custom home building experience positive from day one. We check in with our clients daily once building begins, to keep the home project on schedule and on budget. We explain each step of the process thoroughly and help guide clients through the decisions that need to be made. Our clients don't need to worry about local building codes and permits, as we handle all of that for them. It's our job to make this process as enjoyable as possible.
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Before you take the leap into building your custom home, there are a few key things you should know and keep in mind.
Your budget should be well planned ahead of time. You'll need to take into consideration the neighborhood that you're moving into, and what the value of your house should be when the project is complete.
Your lot will affect your custom home design due to local zoning ordinances. They may dictate the size of your home’s footprint, setbacks from property lines, etc. On the Seacoast we also have to consider soil conditions, draining, plus wetlands and related water conservation rules.
Your design build team includes the home professionals who will design and build your custom home. While some homeowners opt to hire an architect first, we recommend hiring a design-build first (like us!), which will save you time and money.
Designing custom homes is challenging as you balance decisions related to cost, space and upgrades. We’ll work with you on these decisions! Our best advice is to build the square footage you can afford now, and worry about finishes later. It’s cheaper to upgrade those finishes (flooring, lighting, custom trim, etc) later. Your other option is to build smaller now with expensive finishes, and build an addition later. That's the more expensive option, as an addition requires excavation, a foundation, exterior walls, a roof, and potential upgrades to heating and cooling systems.