Pre-Design Phase: Getting to Know You

Following your initial on-site visit and meeting with a home designer, you’ve determined that, yes, you wish to build the home you want. You have a vision, you’re adventurous, and you’ve determined a custom-designed home best fits the lifestyle, needs and desires of you and your family.
So what’s next? It’s time to get to know you, your lifestyle and your vision of what makes a “dream home.”
Along with Bungalow Homes, you’ll sit down with a home designer to discuss your lot, your vision and the process that will turn your vision into a real home. Here’s what the meeting will entail:

Process Outline: Your home designer will talk to you about the process of designing and building a home. The road from deciding you want a custom-built home to the day this home is move-in ready is a long one, and representatives will outline the steps, a general timeline and the role of each player in the process.
Evaluate the Plat: “Every house should be sited properly,” points out Bruce Trojan of Bungalow Homes. “Homes aren’t just dropped on a lot.” In this spirit, your designer will discuss your lot’s building envelope and the type of home that can best fit such a space.
Now, About You: Tell your home designer how you envision the home of your dreams. How big is your family? What does your family enjoy doing together? How do you live? What are your values, and what’s important to you in a home (e.g., efficiency, design, aging in place, etc.)? Where are you now, and where do you see yourself in 20 years? This process may take a few meetings, but it will be well worth the effort.

This process may take a few meetings, but it will be well worth the effort. During these meetings, we will naturally transition into the next step: design

Next Step: Home Design