Building a custom home in Utah is an exciting endeavor that allows you to create your perfect living space in a rapidly growing, highly desirable place to live. With the limited availability of quality homes on the market, the returns on your new investment will no doubt be significant.
However, choosing to design your own custom home is a complex and lengthy process. Keep reading to get a better sense of your new custom home’s estimated timeline.
Snapshot of Your Custom Home Build Timeline
Depending on many factors, building a custom home can take about 1-2 months for pre-construction, planning, and permitting, then about 8-10 months of construction. Here’s what to expect from the entire custom home building process.
Before your new home’s construction can begin, there are a few key steps that must be completed to ensure your project’s success. First, start with a pre-approval from your lender to start honing in on your new home’s budget—covering both land and construction.
Then, select the lot that best matches your lifestyle needs and goals. Ask yourself what you’re looking for in your home’s location. Whether you prefer fast-paced city life, wide open skies and plenty of space between your neighbors, or something in-between, there are lots of great options across Utah.
Designing Your Custom Home
With your lot selected and the framework for your budget in place, your builder will work with you to design your ideal floor plan and help you realize your home’s full potential.
Designing the layout and choosing the features that will make your home unique and personal are some of the most exciting components of building a custom home. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on how complex your design is and how many revisions are needed. However, taking the time to get your design just right will pay off in the end with a home that perfectly meets your needs and reflects your style.
Finally, your builder will submit the construction plans and all needed documentation for approval and permitting. Depending on the local requirements for your region or city, this can take anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks.
Building Your New Home
Once the planning and designing stages are complete, your builder can start bringing your dream home to life. For a smoother, stress-free build process, a good builder will value excellent communication and keep you updated on every detail, including schedules, daily job logs, and documented progress. This way, you can rest easy knowing that your home is being built to your exact specifications and that you're always in the loop.
Finishing Touches and the Final Walkthrough
When your new home’s construction is nearing completion, your builder will put the finishing touches on your home, including paint, trim, cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures. Expect to complete a final walkthrough to ensure that everything is up to your standards before finalizing plans for moving in.
Estimating How Long Your New Custom Home Will Take
During construction, it's important to keep in mind that there may be several additional factors that affect your new home’s timeline—such as the size and complexity of the home, the availability of materials and contractors, the weather conditions, and unexpected delays. Other factors to consider include obtaining permits, preparing the site, and completing necessary inspections on time.
With so many details and deadlines to keep track of, it’s essential that you choose a reputable builder who will help you navigate the process. They will be able to work with you to minimize delays and keep the project on track as much as possible.
Why the Design-Build Process?
The design-build process is more streamlined than the traditional design-bid-build process. With the design-build approach, you only have to worry about one point of contact during the entire process. The designers who help you create the plans for your construction project work directly alongside the contractors who actually build it and make the designs a reality.
Your design-build team handles all the project management and keeps everything running smoothly. With this simplified approach, the home building process is much more enjoyable and the potential for miscommunications and delays is significantly minimized.
Building Your New Custom Home in Utah County
With a high quality of life, booming real estate market, and iconic landscapes, Utah has become an increasingly popular destination for thousands of Americans to build their forever home. Whether you’re looking to build a personal desert oasis or your own alpine retreat, 10x Builders has the expertise and experience to help guide you through the process and make it happen. Contact us today to discuss your vision and let us help you create the home of your dreams.