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mistakes to avoid when building a luxury house
By siteadmin - October 1, 2021

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Luxury House

  1. Choosing the Wrong Home Contractor/Builder

When it comes to choosing the person who will be in charge of helping you step by step create your dream home, it’s not a decision to rush into. Take your time choosing the right home contractor/builder for you and your vision.

Choosing the right builder will make all the difference in keeping the designing and building process stress-free. Your builder should work directly with you every step of the way to make sure the process goes smoothly from design to completion.

You are the one who creates the dream. Your expert luxury home builder will make sure that dream becomes a reality.

Here are some suggestions to consider when choosing your home builder:

  • Make sure they’re experienced and accredited. Look for reviews, ask for word of mouth, and ask to see and tour examples of their work. Speak directly to people who’ve worked with them in the past.
  • Meet the builder’s team. Do they seem reliable and like a team you can trust to build your luxury home?
  • Sit down with your potential builder and conduct an “interview.” Ask about their process and pay attention to how they deal with emergency situations such as bad weather setbacks. Ask about how they will stay on budget. Ask specific questions about design to make sure their ideas line up with yours.

Your builder is the person you will work with the most when it comes to constructing your house. You want to ensure they’re someone you can work well with and trust. Take time before you decide, and make sure to look up online reviews and hear what other people are saying before making your decision.

2.   Picking the Wrong Place for Your Home

There are many reasons that people choose the “wrong” location for their home.

Perhaps it’s because of budget. You’ve decided to put the majority of your investment into your luxury home instead of the property. But that can be a mistake. Make sure you go over your entire property and have it inspected before beginning construction on your dream home. Once construction begins, there’s no going back. If your home happens to end up being: in a flood plain, in a high erosion area, along a flight path, etc., once you’ve begun building or have built your home, you’re stuck with it.

Make sure you’re completely happy with the location before you choose to build there. Spend time on the property to get a feel for it. Speak to your neighbors about any concerns you might have. Talk to your builder about any environmental concerns you might have.

Take time to thoroughly vet and research the place you’re choosing to build your home. The home and location have to both work in order for the building of your luxury dream home to go smoothly.

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  1. Not Taking Enough Time on the Design

Far too often, people rush their house-building projects.

This might be for many reasons: time, money, excitement, etc. However, it’s necessary to take time to fully research and plan your home design.

The design is the backbone of your project, and if it’s not done well, things could domino from there.

Take time with your builder to research all aspects of the design. Go over them together. Make sure that you understand the ins and outs of the design, as well as the builder.


  1. Underestimating Your Budget

Putting together a budget is one of the first and most important aspects of planning and building your luxury house.

Your builder and their crew can’t start working without a budget. You need to know exactly how much everything costs, what the “unexpected” costs might add up to, and what the end expenses will come out to.

There’s nothing that can spell disaster like going over budget. Nothing stops progress like running out of money.

Make sure your know exactly what everything will cost, and plan for contingencies and emergencies. Always better to be prepared than caught out.


  1. Being Too “Trendy”

One mistake many people make is focusing too much on what’s “in” when they design their home. Trends come and go, but your luxury home is going to be around for a while. If you focus too much on trends and end up with an out-of-style home, you’ll end up spending more money and effort on updates much sooner than you would have needed to.

Keep your design simple and classic so that those trendy additions can be “add-ons” that won’t cost a lot in time and effort when it’s time for a redo.


Building your luxury home should be fun and exciting—and it can be. But, make sure you do the planning ahead of time and avoid a few obvious pitfalls, and your dream home will become a reality.

Contact your local luxury East Texas home builder today and start planning. It’s never too early!