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Decision of Building a Custom Home in Las Vegas

Written on June 17, 2022   By   in custom home

If you have decided to build a custom home in Las Vegas, you should be pleased with your decision. It is definitely a big step. You need to have a foolproof plan and the resources to successfully complete a custom home project in Las Vegas. It is also important to have a budget and stick to it. Building a custom home is definitely going to be expensive. You need to be very careful.

You need to first find a plot of land if you don’t already have one. Connecting with realtors in the locality is vital in order to find a good piece of land which is suitable for custom home construction.

You need to be aware of all the permits and the approvals needed for a custom home construction in Las Vegas. Ideally, your custom home builder should assist you with the permits and approvals. If you hire a good custom builder like Merlin, you don’t have to worry much about permits and approvals.

Of course, there are other good builders you can hire in Las Vegas. But, if you want the best services, you need to go with Merlin custom home builders.

 

How to Hire Your Custom Home Builder and Architect

Written on April 13, 2022   By   in custom home

 

When you start a new custom luxury home project, you can hire your architect and builder in many different ways. You can first hire the builder and then hire the architect. You can use the reverse approach too wherein you first hire the architect and then go about the choosing the builder. You can choose the custom home builder and the architect from the same company. For example, if you hire Merlin for your custom home project in Las Vegas, you will get a full team of builders, designers, architects and other professionals who will take care of your project from the start to the end.

There is no correct or incorrect way to do this. But, it is always recommended that you choose them in such a way that they are able to collaborate and work on the project together. I have seen projects where the architect works separately and the builder works separately. They would hardly meet. Such projects can experience many delays and mistakes. This can also lead to unplanned expenditure and can spike your overall budget.

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Few Things to Keep in Mind Before Custom Home Construction

Written on January 22, 2022   By   in custom home

Consulting with the builder before purchasing the plot of land for constructing a custom home is an important practice. The builder needs to evaluate the land and determine the features which can be built on that land and those which cannot be built. The builder would understand the terrain of the land and plan the preparation work that needs to go in before the actual construction starts.

Preparing a comprehensive budget before the construction is very important. Many people make the mistake of starting off the construction of a custom home without proper budget. They would just have a rough budget and gets going with the project. This can lead to hassles later on. Even if the builder persuades you to start the project even without a well-defined budget in hand, you should not give in to the temptation. As a matter of fact, you should avoid such builders. Custom home building is already an expensive project. If you start a project without budgeting, the costs can increase even further at the end of the project.

 

Unique Ideas for Custom Homes

Written on November 19, 2021   By   in custom home


When you are planning a custom home building project, your mind would be flooded with lots of ideas. You might be dreaming of a home with a large living area, outdoor area and so on. Here are some more unique ideas for your custom home.

You might want to have floating staircases inside your home. Such staircases would be visually very appealing. There would be this illusion of the staircases not connected to each other. This would definitely be unique.

When it comes to kitchen design, you can go for double island kitchens. Such kitchens would look quite spacious and make way for enjoyable social get-togethers. They also help in organization when you are cooking and save time.

A swimming pool in the balcony is a very unique idea which you would normally not find in most custom homes. It is not mandatory to have a swimming pool only on the ground. Of course, maintenance may be a little more difficult but balcony swimming pool is definitely a unique idea.

If you want to implement such unique ideas for your custom home project in Las Vegas, then you should hire Merlin Custom Home Builders.

 

Being Flexible While Building a Custom Home

Written on September 9, 2021   By   in custom home

When you are planning to build a new custom luxury home, if you want it to turn out exactly as had designed or imagined, it can lead to disappointments, frustrations and unnecessary expenses. It doesn’t hurt to be a little flexible with your expectations. As long as the overall design or plan doesn’t change, you should not worry too much. Of course, you need to have a clear discussion with your builder and set the expectations right. Being too rigid while building a custom home can make the whole process very difficult to deal with. You should learn to have fun during the project.

Mistakes can happen while building a custom home. So, you should not get too hung up on them. You can be a little forgiving with your custom home builder as long as a mistake isn’t a huge blunder. Building a custom home is like creating a piece of art even though most people don’t realize it. So, you should feel the whole experience and feel it. 

 

 

Myths Surrounding Custom Homes

Written on June 6, 2021   By   in custom home, Home

There is a common myth that only rich people can buy or build custom homes which is not completely true. I have personally known people from different income ranges building custom homes. There is one thing which needs to be understood about custom homes. A custom home is not just about a large luxurious home. It can be a home of any size as long as the home is built according to the inputs of the homeowner. So, it is very much possible to build a custom home of any budget and it is not necessary that only rich people own custom homes.

There is another common myth that building a custom home is time consuming. This is true to an extent but it largely depends on many different factors. The choice of the custom home builder dictates how long the project takes to complete. Also, the level of customization  determines the complexity of the project which in turn determines how long the project may take from the start to the end. There are many more myths concerning custom homes.

 

Merlin: High Quality Custom Home Builder

Written on April 25, 2021   By   in custom home

Merlin is a company which is known for its extensive experience in the field of custom home construction in Las Vegas and in the whole state of Nevada. It has built many luxury homes in the prominent neighborhoods in Nevada. It is a highly committed firm which takes pride in customer satisfaction. It is well known for sticking to all of the standards in the home construction industry. It pays attention to every single detail during the whole construction process and keeps the client informed in a timely manner.

Merlin has set very high quality standards for custom home construction. Hence it is very difficult to find a company in Las Vegas which is better than Merlin in terms of delivery quality. Of course, they may be a little on the higher side with regards to the cost. But, they make it for the high cost with their top notch service and high quality custom home construction. They build custom luxury homes in such a way that the clients would truly feel unique about their home. You can take a look at their portfolio on their website.

 

Importance of Hiring a Local Custom Home Builder

Written on February 17, 2021   By   in custom home

You have lots of options when it comes to building a custom luxury home. Hiring the builder is probably the most important decision you have to make. Too many things can go wrong if you hire the wrong builder and you would end up losing a lot of money in the process.

It is always better to hire a local custom home builder than hiring someone who is not really familiar with the locality. For example, if you are planning to build a custom home in Las Vegas, it is better to hire a local custom home builder such as Merlin custom home builders. They would know Las Vegas better than any other builder in the country. They know what kind of materials to use in the construction. They would know how to get permits and approvals in the city. They would do all the heavy lifting on your behalf. There are a lot more benefits to hiring a local custom home builder. You would have a hassle-free experience.

 

Checking the Past Work of a Custom Home Builder

Written on December 4, 2020   By   in custom home

The first thing you need to do while hiring a custom home builder is to thoroughly check the past work of the builder. The first question you need to ask the builder is that you need to ask him to show the portfolio. If the builder has a website, you need to fully check the website of the builder. Most builders would have the pictures of the homes they built on their website. So, you can first check the pictures. Some builders would even have videos featured on their website. They might even have a YouTube channel with videos of the homes they have built. You just need to have the patience to look for the channel and go through all the videos.

If at all you know a builder who doesn’t have a website, but you think that the builder is good, you need not reject the builder just because the builder does not have a dedicated website. The builder might have a lot of offline resources with references to his past work. Of course, it might be a little risky during the current pandemic situation. But, you need to take a little risk.

 

 

Importance of Communication in a Custom Home Project

Written on September 11, 2020   By   in custom home


If you want to avoid all kinds of headaches during a custom home construction project, you need to ensure that the communication with your builder is proper. There is a popular phrase in English which is “Lost in Translation”. It usually happens in custom home projects when there is no proper communication between the custom home builder and the client.

The success of a custom home project lies in how well the builder translates the design of a custom home into real construction. Most clients would want the design to be realized 100%. But, it is a nearly impossible thing to achieve. But, a construction which is close to 80% of the design is definitely achievable. But, for that to happen, you need to be on good terms with the builder throughout the project. The builder you have chosen should be willing to listen to your ideas and requests at all times.The builder should be willing to talk to your architect and the designer if need arises.

If you are on the lookout for such a builder in Las Vegas, then you should go for Merlin Custom Home Builders.