First was to sell our home in the suburbs and move - but not too far, because of our family.
Second was to move where we had some open spaces and countryside.
After a couple of years of searching around the Dallas area we found the quaint town of Rockwall Texas.
However we did find two acres of land that has plenty of Oak Trees, and backs up to a creek and Nature Preserve.
We have deer, coyote and bobcats that roam about so hopefully we have insulated ourselves from progress as best as we could.
2-Plan ahead for "splurges." and set extra dollars aside. Things always come up during the building process. Extra lighting, a gorgeous chandelier may catch your eye along the way, gourmet kitchen, French doors, large outdoor living.
3-Stick to your budget and don't act on a whim-you will be happy that you did.
2- Your architect is a facilitator hired by you, to make your ideas a reality.
3- Your architect should return your phone calls, and emails in a timely matter.
4- Guide you in the direction of your vision, not become argumentative.
We were forced to let our first architect go as he always had excuses as to why he could never get our preliminary plans to us.
For example if you adore Farmhouse style, pick a builder that builds predominantly that style of home.
2- Make certain you visit where he or she builds and walk through as many of their homes as you can. Pay attention to details, cabinetry, floors, sinks, design. Ask questions.
4- After selecting your builder get a set contract in stone for the total amount that the house will cost from start to finish.
We didn't want any surprises at the end and you won't want them either.
Electricians are busily wiring our home, while we are busily choosing lighting, which is enjoyable and exhausting all at the same time.
Of course, living in Texas, everyone needs to have a few cows and a Texas Longhorn as their neighbor. Is it just me, or do these bovines like the camera...wink...smile...
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