Watching your new home being built from the ground up is like watching your child grow to adulthood — there’s some anxiety along the way, but it’s a wholeheartedly satisfying experience that can move you to tears. Choosing the right construction company is the difference between tears of joy and tears of frustration. Building a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life — take the time to choose your vector of home and hearth carefully.
Many homeowners become so by purchasing an existing house. This in and of itself is a stressful experience — a major life decision, a huge expense, a serious commitment. As big of a commitment as it is, building your own home is even bigger. Your home is built to your specifications — that’s the best part. But it’s also the worst part, because depending on your tastes, your like and dislikes, your home can be difficult to sell if you should find yourself in a position to move one day. So the decisions you make now will affect your life for some time to come. This understandably makes nascent homeowners uncomfortable, but if you have an experienced professional by your side, your choices will likely be more sound.
What Will Work?
You want granite countertops? Great! A pool? Fabulous! You want your pool made of natural stone and surrounded by statues of nymphs and satyrs? Mmmm, maybe not. That’s going to affect your resale value. A good building contractor will work with you to deliver the product you want, but many times your wants might clash with your budget, or what is even realistically feasible. If you’ve fallen in love with the Italian marble you saw online, and you can afford it, you still might need to wait months for delivery, and that might not fit into your timeline.
Servant or Guru?
Starting from scratch with an idea for the home you want is fun, but the process of concept, design and build is long. Changes are inevitable, and you want someone who can outline the options properly for you. You want cork floors in the kitchen because you heard they are easy on your feet? That’s true, but did you know that most commercially available cork flooring is on the thin side, and every dish you drop will leave a dent? You can choose a contractor who will go along with whatever you want, no questions asked, or you can think of your contractor as more of a guide, someone to help you through the process. That’s why it’s critical to select someone who has been in business many years and has built hundreds of houses. There is no substitute for experience.
Falk Construction, Inc. of Ogden, Utah, has been doing just that for more than 26 years. They have a reliable stable of workers and subcontractors they can depend on to get the job done right. If you are considering building a new home, call Falk Construction for a free consultation and estimate.