5 key tips to keep in mind. Read on to learn more! 1. Budget Just like any major life decision, defining your budget early on is a necessity. Prior to shopping for floor models and builders, you’ll want to sit down and take an honest look at your finances today, as well as your projections for the future. Knowing what you have will help you narrow your focus, as well as give you the ability to speak frankly with builders once you begin the design process. Abbey Platinum Master Built is happy to offer multiple floor models spanning a wide range of price points, making it easier than ever to find a starting point that works for you! 2. Keep Function in Mind When you’re thinking about all of the features you want in your new home, it’s easy to get excited and focus on all of the wonderful showcase and design elements you can include. While it’s perfectly fine (and encouraged!) to think about all the wonderful things you can put in your home, it’s important to remember that your primary concern should always be designing a home that’s functional and meets your needs. A great way to do this is to make a short list of your biggest needs, as well as current challenges you’ve run into when it comes to navigating your day-to-day routine. From more space to adding extra sinks in the bathroom, increasing your garage capacity and more, there are plenty of elements that go into making a home functional for your family. Abbey Platinum Master Built is happy to work alongside you to design a foundation that’s built around you and is sure to keep everyone happy and healthy in the home. 3. Build for the Future Another element that you’ll want to have in mind is anticipating your needs for the future. Are you planning on expanding your family and having children down the line, or are your kids getting ready to move out on their own? Do you want this to be your forever home, making age-in-place aspects crucial, or are you buying more from an investment perspective with an intent to sell down the line? Knowing what you want today, as well as having a rough idea of what you want tomorrow to look like, will help your home builder work with you to create the best fit. 4. Location Once you have your budget and home essentials locked down, you’ll want to expand your focus and consider where you want to live. From front and central locations that keep you right on the pulse of things to quieter neighbourhoods that allow you plenty of privacy and the ability to soak in natural beauty, Abbey Platinum Master Built builds in multiple neighbourhoods throughout Central Alberta, giving you plenty to choose from. 5. Choose Your Builder Carefully Finding the right home builder is the most important decision you’ll make when it comes to designing the perfect home. As an award-winning builder that’s a multiple-time recipient of builder of the year and customer service awards, you can always trust Abbey Platinum Master Built to have your best interests in mind. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get started on building your dream home now!]]>