BEFORE YOU BUILD
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOME BUILD
'Before You Build' is a five-step framework for the optimal way to plan and prepare for a successful home build before you even break ground. This step-by-step guide will lay the foundation for your entire build and will prepare you to make educated decisions as you go through the process.
Complete with Action Sheets at the end of each step, you'll have the tools you need to really understand and clarify your dream home wants, desires, and must-haves in a way that, otherwise, you may not have considered.
By taking the time to plan and prepare BEFORE you start building, you'll save time, spend less money, and avoid so many setbacks and headaches during your build!
There's nothing more exciting than having
your new home built exactly to your style.
But there's a lot of planning and decisions that go into making this dream home a reality.
While it's possible to create your Pinterest-worthy home, there are many details that go into planning and preparing for your build before you can even think about making the fun design decisions.
From figuring out your realistic home build budget to choosing a reputable builder and designing the perfect floor plan for your family, there's more that goes into building a home than you might be aware of.
The closer you get to taking the leap and moving forward with your home build, it's common to feel overwhelmed, confused, and like you have no idea where to start.
Taking the time to plan and prepare for these initial home-building decisions will not only save you time, money, and headaches throughout the building process, but you'll also feel much more in control as you make design decisions later.
Don't let this exciting project become more stressful and overwhelming than it needs to be.
Building your home should be a fun experience ...
it's so much more fun when you feel prepared going into it!
BEFORE YOU BUILD:
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOME BUILD
In this actionable e-book, you'll learn exactly where to start and what steps to take BEFORE you start building so you have the most positive home build experience possible.
You'll learn how to:
- get and stay organized so you feel more in control during the build process
- create a realistic budget that you can stick to
- find a reputable builder and feel prepared knowing what questions you need to ask ALL potential builders
- choose the optimal piece of land for your new home
- create (or select) the perfect floor plan for your family
You'll also find:
- lessons and advice based on others' home build experiences. I, along with several top home design bloggers, share our biggest lessons learned from going through the home building process. Psst ... learn from our mistakes, so you don't have to make them for yourself!
- guided Action Sheets and planning tasks to help you clarify your home goals and to start making decisions
'Before you Build' will walk you through the exact steps (in order) to help you move forward with confidence as you make decisions on the most important aspects of building your home before you even break ground.
The more you plan and prepare BEFORE you build, the less time, money, setbacks, and headaches you'll experience during your build.
What's inside the 'Before You Build' e-book...
Section 1: Getting Organized for your Home Build
There are many moving parts when building a home, so getting (and staying) organized is ESSENTIAL! In this section, you'll learn six easy ways to organize your thoughts, ideas, and applicable documents so you never feel lost or confused while going through your home build.
Section 2: Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Build
This five-step framework is the optimal way to plan and prepare for a successful home build before you even break ground. This step-by-step guide will lay the foundation for your entire build and will prepare you to make educated decisions as you go through the build process.
The Five Steps:
STEP 1: Determine your Budget
STEP 2: Choose Custom vs Production Home
STEP 3: Choose your Builder
STEP 4: Select Land to Build On
STEP 5: Create (or Select) a Floor Plan
Section 3: Home Build Advice and Tips
It's normal to make a few little mistakes when building a home (hindsight is 20/20). However, you can avoid making many 'mistakes' simply by learning from others who have already been through the building process! Get my top tips as well as advice from eight other top home design bloggers.
Carrie does it again! A great book that is such a valuable resource in helping people who are interested in or already in the process of building their dream home. She offers so many tips that can save people frustration during the process with things that are often overlooked ... and it's all broken down in an organized, easy-to-read format! A great find!
I think this book is an excellent resource for someone who is preparing to build. I have now built two homes and I wish I had something to reference or read before the build. I'm a totally different customer the second time around than I was the first because I know what to look for. Why would anyone who's building NOT want to buy this book and give it a shot?! The amount of headaches you'll avoid will be worth the price of the book, I'm sure!
Spending $19 today can literally save you thousands of dollars as you go through your home build.
Not only will this e-book help you potentially save thousands of dollars by sticking to your home build budget, but you'll also save SO much time by fully preparing for your home build the best way possible before you even break ground.
I'm sure you've heard people say, 'I went SO over budget when building my home. My house took several months longer than expected to build because I kept changing my mind. It was so stressful and I couldn't even enjoy the building process.'
This is the reality for many people, but it doesn't have to be your reality.
I've been through the home build process ...
I know how overwhelming it can be.
Hi, I'm Carrie!
I remember the EXACT moment during my custom home build when I felt like I couldn't keep going. I was SO completely overwhelmed ... and stretched thin physically and emotionally.
I had two young daughters and a husband who all needed me ... and the added seemingly full-time job of preparing and making decisions for our home felt like way too much.
I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and realized (through tears) in that raw moment that I wanted (needed) HELP!
I wanted someone to bounce ideas off of. To tell me it was going to be ok ... that I would get through this ... that I was doing a good job. To guide me and tell me the steps I needed to take.
I don't want YOU to ever feel as lost as I did at that moment.
That is precisely why I created this e-book. I want you to know exactly what your first (and next) step is so you can move forward and feel fully prepared to take on your home build.
Start planning for your home build TODAY!
A valuable resource for those looking to build a home. Everything was explained clearly and I loved the note sections for the reader to put in their own information. You have definitely given me more information to take forward with our next home.
This book is super helpful for people in the beginning stages of building. I love the part about getting organized. I am super organized, however, that helped streamline what I'm already doing.
WHO EXACTLY IS THIS BOOK FOR?
This e-book is for people who are ready to take the leap and build a home. If you are at the very beginning stages of building, or planning to build in the near future, this book is perfect for you.
However, you'll also find it helpful if you have already completed some of these steps (e.g. you already have selected a builder). If you've already started your home build but are feeling overwhelmed and want to move forward with less stress and to feel more organized and in control, you'll also get a ton of value out of this e-book.
IS THE CONTENT DIFFERENT FROM YOUR BLOG?
The content in the 'Before You Build' e-book elaborates on the content you can find on my blog. While some of the content is an overlap from blog posts, the e-book is organized into a step-by-step system that allows you to get from point A (overwhelmed and unsure where to start) to point B (fully prepared for a successful home build) much faster because I'm putting all the information you need in the proper order.
No more sifting through my 120+ blog posts for information! Additionally, every step/section in this e-book has a guided Action Sheet that is designed to get you really thinking so you can confidently make thoughtful decisions for your home build.
CAN'T I FIND SOME OF THIS INFO ONLINE FOR FREE?
Possibly. The beauty of the internet is that we can find free info on just about everything!
If all you want is straight information (without any application) and you're willing to spend the time to piece it together on your own, simply go to my blog or do a Google search for what you need.
However, if you want RESULTS and to be as prepared as possible, you don't want to miss the guided Action Sheets that are a huge component of this e-book.
WILL THIS E-BOOK TAKE LONG TO READ? MY TIME IS LIMITED!
This e-book is a quick read! You can easily read it in a day or two. However, the Action Sheets and the planning tasks will take some time to really think about, answer, and put into practice.
I promise you that putting the time and effort into the Action Sheets and planning tasks will SAVE YOU TIME (and money and frustration) later when you're in the thick of the building process. A little time spent up front is worth all the time it will save you later!
HOW DOES 'BEFORE YOU BUILD' DIFFER FROM 'THE SIMPLIFIED HOME BUILD'?
The 'Before You Build' e-book covers how to plan and prepare for your home build. 'The Simplified Home Build’ helps you make design decisions as you go through your build.
IS THIS E-BOOK AVAILABLE IN A HARD COPY?
Not at this time. My e-book is available only in a digital (and easily printable) PDF format. The PDF e-book can be saved (and read) on your phone, table, and/or computer. You can easily print out the whole e-book or just the Action Sheets. You're in charge!
WHAT IS YOUR E-BOOK RETURN POLICY?
Due to the nature of digital products, I typically do not offer refunds. However, I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied with this e-book, please email me and I am happy to work something out with you.