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Since when is going backwards the best way to move forward?


As a home building company we love working with clients to bring their dream homes to life, we often see clients come to us with plans in hand, drawn up by an architect. They have a clear vision of what they want their dream home to look like, and they're excited to bring it to life. However, more often than not, this excitement is met with disappointment when they realize that the plans they've been so excited about don't fit within their budget.


It's important to understand that architects are amazing at designing beautiful homes, but they're not always the best at keeping an eye on the budget. After all, they're artists, and their primary focus is on creating something beautiful. While they might have some knowledge about construction costs, that is not their field of expertises. That means their plans might not always take into account the cost of materials, labor, and all the other expenses that come with building a home. As a result, their plans often exceed the budget that the homeowner has allocated for the project.


So, what's the solution? Is it better to forgo the services of an architect altogether and just work with a builder from the start? Not necessarily. Architects bring a ton of expertise and creativity to the table, and their input can be really valuable in the design process. However, it is important to approach the project with a clear budget in mind and work with both an architect and a builder from the start to ensure that the plans align with what is financially feasible.

Starting with a budget and working with a builder first allows for a more realistic and achievable plan to be developed. The builder can provide insight into what materials and construction methods will fit within the budget, and the architect can use this information to adjust their plans accordingly. This ensures that the final product not only meets the homeowner's design preferences, but also stays within their financial means.


On the other hand, starting with a plan and trying to fit it into a budget later on can lead to disappointment and frustration. You might have to make sacrifices in order to make the plan work within your budget, or you might have to scrap the plan and start from scratch. Either way, it's a time-consuming and frustrating process that could have been avoided by starting with a budget and working with a builder from the beginning.


In the end, this is what we mean about working backwards. It’s all about finding the right balance between creativity and feasibility. Working with an architect can bring a lot of excitement and uniqueness to a home building project, but it's crucial to keep your budget in mind from the start. By starting with a budget and working with a builder, you can make sure you get the home of your dreams without breaking the bank.


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