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Owning a home is the American dream. Yet, unlike our unique dreams, mass-produced houses are mostly cookie-cutter. Instead of buying the latest McMansion, imagine living in a space where you’ve designed every corner to reflect your style and preferences. While this may seem overwhelming at first, it’s an exciting adventure. Here are five steps to help you kickstart the process.

Set Goals & Expectations

Think about what’s most important to you. Do you want a Victorian home, something Georgian style, a farmhouse, or something more modern? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want an open-plan kitchen? What other features are you looking for? Consider options like a cozy reading nook or a spacious backyard for your furry family members. Let all of those considerations shape your goals. When your priorities are clear, it becomes easier to move forward with purpose.

Create a Rough Budget 

Finances are a driving force in this process. Start by creating a rough budget. Evaluate your finances taking into account the costs of construction, permits, and potential unexpected expenses. It’s essential to be realistic and remember flexibility is key—sometimes, minor adjustments can lead to significant improvements in your design without breaking the bank.

Determine a Location 

Where you live is more than just an address; it’s the backdrop to your everyday life. Factor in what you need to do daily, your proximity to work, schools, amenities, and the overall atmosphere of the area. Research neighborhoods that align with your values and preferences. Whether you want to be in a bustling urban city or a serene countryside setting, choose a location where you can thrive. 

Choose a Builder

It’s vital to use a reputable and experienced builder. If you have friends or family who have had custom homes built, be sure to ask them about their experience. After all, nothing beats a first-hand recommendation from someone you trust. At Scherer Contracting, we’re proud to be known for our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We’ll work closely with you and seamlessly incorporate your wishes into designing and building your home.

Design and Move In

Once you have your goals, budget, location, and a builder it’s time to begin the design phase. Now is the time when you’ll collaborate with professionals to create blueprints and visualize your dream home. However, remember construction timelines can sometimes be unpredictable. Be prepared for potential delays due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or supply chain disruptions. To decrease the odds of such setbacks, maintain open communication with your builder and develop contingency plans.


Designing your dream home is an odyssey of imagination, planning, and collaboration. By setting clear goals, establishing a budget, choosing the perfect location, partnering with the right builder, and embracing flexibility, you’re well on your way to creating a living space that truly represents you. Just like a singer who patiently practices each note, take the time to shape every detail. After all, this isn’t just a house—it’s your masterpiece. For more help and information reach out to us at Scherer Contracting today.