You’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and finally, the time has come for you to take the first step towards your dream home. Before your initial consultation with your Des Moines home builder, why not pull some of your ideas together into your own idea book?
Having your own idea book chopped full of materials, designs and creative solutions that will make your dream house uniquely your own will help foster the communication between you and your builder and give him the perfect picture of your design desires.
To help you get started in the process of creating your idea book, we’ve pulled together 10 great online resources you can use to plan your luxury Iowa new home.
Begin your planning process by narrowing down your ideal locations and floor plans. Sites like Zillow.com will be able to help identify your ideal location based on lot price, daily commute time and neighbor activity reports.
Once you have an idea of where you’d like to build, then it’s time to try your hand at designing your ideal floor plan. Simply enter the dimensions of your target lot, select the number bedrooms and baths and choose the number of levels you prefer and you’ll have a floor plan concept you can use to get the process started.
Building a Custom Home: Create an Idea Book
An idea book is a fabulous way to capture your wants and must have design concepts. There’s no need to create a formal book, just capture screen prints, URLs or clippings for design ideas that reflect the components of your ideal luxury custom home.
Here are a few of our favorite online resources we’re sure will spark your creative juices and generate ideas galore for your Iowa new home:
With your space, location and idea book ready to go, it’s time to begin working with your new Des Moines home builder. Before your initial consultation, utilize our suite of online tools to help prepare:
Taking time to create an idea book and doing research on locations before you begin your home build process will not only make the initial consultation run smoother, but it will also provide your home builder with everything needed to create a design that most accurately reflects your wants and needs.
When you’re ready to begin the process, contact us for an initial consultation and take the first step towards creating the Iowa luxury home of your dreams.