Custom homes give you the authority to design the space you want to live in and assert your individuality, by giving you complete freedom to personalise it according to your tastes. The vibrant city of Toronto, and the burgeoning GTA, can be a perfect canvas for your custom home. Living in a beautiful house is a dream cherished by everyone since their childhood. As kids, there is no limit to our imagination – marshmallow walls, ice-cream taps and a moat around the castle. As we grow up, our dreams become more functional and less Willy Wonka-esque, but the idea of having a home that is designed to exactly fit your wants and lifestyle is still alluring. Working with a good custom home developer, you can make your dream a customized reality.
Here is how the process for building custom homes in Toronto should ideally work:
Step 1 – Know What You Want
Designing and building a home is not about bricks-and-mortar and stock amenities. It is an incredibly subtle and emotional process. This is a space where you are planning to spend the key moments of the rest of your life, and it needs to be special. Documenting your ideas for your new home is a smart first step. Simple decisions like ‘how many bedrooms?’ and ‘jacuzzi or no jacuzzi?’ taken early in the process will help you in sketching out more specific details like, maybe a game room with a pool table or the pinball machine you always wanted, a gym, or a more spacious and functional kitchen. A good custom home developer will help you plan your home with due consideration to your current and future needs and budgetary restrictions.
Step 2 – Design and Architectural Planning
Designing and architecture is where your ideas are quantified into specifics. An architectural blueprint is essentially your home on paper; you might as well start deciding where the TV should go. You can reconsider your ideas and change specifics now – maybe you do want that jacuzzi afterall. Working with your custom home developer, you can now start on the minute changes and details – from the height of your doorway to the tiling in your living room. Here is your chance to really define the place you want to live in.
Step 3 – Planning Your Finances
A custom home means custom finances too – you can get rid of unwanted fitting and design costs which you have to bear in a standard production home. Your custom home developer should work out cost estimations and assist you in properly optimizing your finances to fit your requirements. The estimates will include everything from the cost of material, construction and labor of the home and the specific accessories and amenities which you have asked for. Investing in a custom home in Toronto or in the GTA is a difficult process, and this will give you the exact idea so as to plan your personal finances and stay on top of the game.
Step 4 – Construction
Now comes the actual construction process. The model on paper will now be transformed into a house. Here, the trustworthiness of your custom home developer is the key. The most rudimentary function of a house is safety, and there should be no compromise in the reliability of the materials used. A well designed house with a solid foundation and stress proof materials will keep you safe. Constructing the house exactly according to the plans and blueprints approved by you is also important. This is a step where no short-cuts are allowed.
Step 5 – Furnishing and Finishing Touches
Your house is nearly ready. Now that needs to be done is the furnishing and decoration. Here is where you can really make your mark. It is important that your custom home developer has a dedicated design team to assist you in this task. Brainstorm about how you want the feel of the place to be like – minimalist with a splash of classical here and there, or baroque with a nostalgic mantelpiece like the one that used to be in your grandma’s house. Personalise your place with meaningful art by your favorite artists from Toronto and around the world. Choose the right accessories, colors, decor according to your taste. Make it your own. You deserve to.
Step 6 – Handover
This is the most exciting step for you and your dedicated custom home developer. Your completely customized home now adorns the city of Toronto or a town in the GTA. Moreover, it is an environment that has been carefully created specifically for you – and it asserts your refined taste. After All, su casa is… su casa.
Get in touch with Ideal Developments for custom home requirements in Toronto and the GTA. With our vast experience in catering to varied needs of satisfied customers and high standards of excellence, we can help you make your childhood dream a reality.