If you have purchased a lake lot and are building a lake house in Dallas for your family, you know how many important decisions there are to make. Perhaps you’ve looked at other luxury homes designed for lake living, and you like some of the ideas but not all. Your home has to perfectly suit your family because, after all, it is a dream come true – your building a lake house.
To help you put your thoughts in order, we’ve prepared a brief list of recommendations:
- Put together a team of professionals at the start, and include your architect, builder, landscape designer and interior designer. This will help you with regard to overall budgeting. Everyone wants to see their creations become a reality, but great ideas can grow to be extravagant ideas fairly easily. The most neglected area is usually the landscaping, and since you’re preparing a place where you will enjoy the outdoors, you’ll want to give equal attention to your outdoor space.
- Spend as much time as you need in the planning stage and never allow yourself to be rushed into decisions. Your team must demonstrate that your opinion is the one that matters to them. Don’t enter into a contract with any member of your team until you are sure of all the information you gathered, you have checked out references, and you have seen their enthusiasm with regard to making your plans into a reality.
- Also, when choosing your team, keep in mind that smallest things must be respected in order for the big things to turn out right. Failure to be on time, failure to keep a promise, failure to return phone calls – these are recipes for disaster. Pay attention to small details in the beginning, and trust your instincts.
Congratulations on having chosen to build a lakefront luxury home. Roger Maese, who serves as Sales Director for 505 Ranch Club, is a wonderful source of information with regard to architects and builders. He would be happy to hear from you at any time during the process of selecting your team and building your second home.