If you are one of the many NYC transplants to our Magic City – welcome! In the great words of Will Smith, “Bienvenidos a Miami!” Welcome, all you refugees of COVID, and the Northeast winters, and ravenous rats.
So, you’re here in our tropical paradise and are ready to build your luxuriously spacious new home?
Sounds as delicious as a pastrami on rye or a guava and cheese pastelito. But, how can you design all the luxury, all the customizations and personal touches without breaking the bank?
We’ll tell you all the secrets and we’ll give it to ya’ straight, like a regula’ slice of cheese. OK, sorry, that was our last one.
Find the right architect
You might expect us to lead with this one but it’s true no matter who’s writing the blog. You want a dream home? You need someone who can design your dreams. The vision you have of your ideal custom home must be designed, blueprinted, methodically analyzed, and conform to all municipal codes, regulations and all that other un-sexy stuff.
Only an experienced architecture firm who knows the ins and outs of custom building in Miami can make your new home truly come to life. This is the investment of a lifetime. Don’t skip the architect and don’t settle for anyone that doesn’t honor your vision completely.
Hire the right builder
Finding the right builder is second only to choosing the right architect. After your dreams have been designed, they must be built.
We have builders that we’ve worked with for years and built very solid relationships with. This saves you the hassle of having to get multiple bids and the potential cataclysms of choosing the wrong builder.
Create a realistic budget
One of the greatest assets in your quest for a dream home is, again, your architect. With the right architect you can create a budget that works for you and produces the highest possible quality of work without cutting corners.
Throughout the process an architect should keep you notified of progress and where you stand on the budget. If things come up, which they inevitably do, your architect will give you options and together you can decide the best course of action while always staying true to your budget.
Get multiple bids
An age-old strategy in any service or retail business is to shop around. In the custom home world, you could receive bids that vary by tens of thousands of dollars. You’ll then have to do all the research and investigation to find the right balance between the deals and the quality of work. In a custom home that price could mean big savings or it could mean one company just cuts corners – something you absolutely do not want with your dream home.
We save you the hassle of having to do this yourself. We have our preferred builders, suppliers and vendors that we’ve already compared to numerous other competitors. We’ll get you the highest quality workmanship and materials at the best prices and you won’t have to lift a finger.
When it comes to your new home, you should make no sacrifices in terms of your vision.
The client-architect relationship is the key to your dream home. You’re trusting them with your home, your temple, the structure that holds your greatest treasures.
You need someone who gets that. And gets you.
Let’s have a coffee and see if we’re right for each other.