10 Advantages to Hiring Custom Home Builders

Reasons to Trust Your Dream House Project to Professional Home Builders With the DIY culture growing in popularity, and the ever-increasing prevalence of “how to” content on social media giving viewers a misguided sense of confidence in their own “expertise”, we’re seeing more and more prospective homeowners contemplating project managing their own builds.   Misleading stats boasting a cost savings of 25% or more for DIYers willing to take that leap, can also be enticing.  Realistically, however, average dollar savings sit closer to the 7%-9% mark and often, these nominal savings up front come at a much higher cost in the long run.  And when dealing with the unexpected, which is almost a given with any home building journey, those up-front savings can quickly transform into a deficit in the hands… Read more »

Aging in Place in Your Custom Home

Aging in Place Design Tips for Your Custom Home Aging in place is a hot topic today, as we’re living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Whether your current home is just feeling too large for your needs, or you’re finally an empty nester with the ability to build your luxury dream home, LIDA Homes can help. No one wants to think about getting older, but you’ll absolutely thank yourself later for considering your future self when building your new custom home. When done right, your custom home will proactively support your needs as you age, while being the most beautiful place you’ve ever lived in. From careful layout planning to subtle universal design options, our expert team will create the ideal place for you to call home for… Read more »

Contractor Evolution Podcast: discussing what a world class Project Manager does

In Episode 21 of the Contractor Evolution Podcast, guest speaker Paul Atherton shares some highly applicable insights including: 2 examples of what great project management looks like 3 Questions to ask a P.M. that allow you to determine their level of control over a project 5 Systems you can implement with your team that will allow you to hit or beat project deadlines The 3 personality traits to look for that make a great project manager Common mistakes contractors make when they hire and onboard project managers How to leverage a great project management system to set yourself apart from your competition At 17:15 minutes Paul Atherton explains the 5 things he did to help LIDA Homes reach a new level of perfection for their clients.

Best Custom Home Features List

8 Must-Have Features for your Modern Custom Home You’ve found that perfect location in Victoria to build your custom home.  This will be the realization of a goal that you’ve been striving towards for years and you almost certainly have a vision of how you’d like your individuality and unique aesthetic reflected in the design.  LIDA Homes will bring your vision to life by helping you explore the full extent of design possibilities, but it’s also our role to help you consider function as well as form.  Following are some must-have features for your modern custom home that will not only ensure value on investment but are also game-changers for convenience, comfort, sustainability and that little touch of luxury. 1. Luxury Chef’s Kitchen It’s often said that the kitchen is… Read more »

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home?

How to Make Sense of the Price in Custom Home Builds Building your forever home can be an exciting challenge and being prepared for what to expect is the best place to start! Whether your family is growing, or you want a place for your grandkids to call home, building a luxury custom home can be a large undertaking. On average, it can take approximately 10 to 16 months, and that’s if everything goes as planned. That’s why it is so important to hire professionals who can guide you through the process successfully. When considering buying land, ask yourself: what location works best for you? How accessible is the land? Is it close enough to the city? Are home values in the region similar to your home’s projected value? Do… Read more »

Modern Landscape Designs for Your Custom Home

Personalize your Custom Home with a Stunning Outdoor Space The most opportune time to create a custom landscape design is, of course, when you’re building a custom home! Modern landscape design is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among those who have a clean slate to create it with. The land has been prepped and it’s a blank canvas, all ready for your ideas. Many homeowners like to match the landscaping with the style and architecture of their new house. As a custom home builder, we can work alongside your chosen landscaper to design a concept for your property. Together, we can tweak and adjust features of your home to flow beautifully with your garden design. We can also help you choose design features that will help to add to your property… Read more »

Choosing Where to Build Your Custom Home in Victoria

Choosing the Best Lot for Your Custom Home Choosing where to build your custom home in Victoria is a very personal decision! After all, selecting the perfect space for your new house is the first step on the path to getting the home of your dreams. Maybe you want a small corner lot tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood, or you’d love space to sprawl out and add outbuildings and expansive backyard gardens. With a variety of geographical regions and features throughout Victoria and the surrounding areas, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to the property you select for your new home. Whether you choose a space set in the highlands or a low-maintenance lot in a hot new subdivision, your home’s location will be the first step in the… Read more »

How Smart Are Smart Homes?

Smart Home Tech Ideas for Your Custom Home   So, how smart are smart homes? Depending on the types of products you choose, smart tech can save you time, money and simplify your life in ways you only dreamed.    “Smart tech has become more of a priority for renovating homeowners—28% say that it’s at the top of their lists. And in the luxury home market, these features are now expected”- Houzz.com For now, smart devices are typically interconnected through a patchwork of devices, ranging from video doorbells to intelligent thermostats and everything in between. As smart technology evolves, it’s becoming more likely that we will one day be able to control every aspect of our homes using a single hub. Homeowners and house hunters are more conscientious than ever about… Read more »

5 Steps to Get Started on your Custom Home Build

You’ve Purchased the Land for Your Dream Home – What’s Next? You found the ideal piece of land to build the home you’ve been picturing for months, maybe even years. You’re finally ready to build and it’s an exciting time, knowing that your new home could be move-in ready in as little as 6 months to a year. Now that you’ve signed all the documents and officially own this blank canvas, it’s time to get to work! 1.Consult with a Custom Home Builder To simplify the process, your custom home builder can work with you through many of these steps. We recommend interviewing and consulting with builders as soon as possible. This is because they can get in on the ground floor and make sound recommendations for how to move… Read more »

How to Find the Best Custom Home Builders for Your Dream Home

Choosing the Right Builder is a Significant Step in the Construction of Your Home You’ve saved and daydreamed for years. Now it’s time to bring your custom home dream to life. From the very first 3D rendering to the unforgettable moment you step inside for the very first time, the right builder will be behind you, 100%. The home building company you choose should inspire confidence with expert project management. Here’s How to Choose the Right Home Builder Browse the list of builders from your local Home Builders’ Association You can narrow your selection down to business type and city to come up with a list of builders who work specifically in your area. Consider How Long They’ve Been in Business Every builder starts somewhere, but we do recommend that… Read more »