What to think about when building a home in Phoenix, Arizona

Building a new custom home in Phoenix is a huge investment in money, time and energy on your part. You need to find a homebuilder who will be your partner and trusted advisor throughout the planning, design and construction process. You'll want to hire a homebuilder who can be counted on to fulfill all the promises they make. You'll also want to be sure they have the right experience and are willing to work with you to achieve the style and features that you have envisioned.

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What do you want in your new home?

First, think about what kind of home you want. In Phoenix you’ll find many different styles of homes. What do you want in your new home? What do you want in terms of size, location and design? What is your budget range? Do you want to live on a large lot or on a smaller lot? What features do you want in your home? What are your thoughts on windows? What do you want in regards to the floor plan? What do you want in terms of finishes? What is your bathroom layout like? How many bedrooms do you need? How many bathrooms do you need? What is the layout like? What type of roof do you want? Will you be having a finished basement? What is your location preference?

There are a lot of things to think about when building a new home, this is why it’s important to find the right Phoenix home builder that you can rely on to be your partner through this process.

What is your new home budget?

When thinking about a new home, there are many things to consider. The most important question to ask yourself is: What is my budget? This is something you should determine before you start looking for a home builder. This way, you know what you can afford to spend. The idea of buying a home is to make it feel like yours. To make it feel like home. This means thinking about what kind of home you want. For example, do you want a colonial, contemporary or ranch style home? Think about not only the cost to build the home but furnish it as well.

How many square feet do you need?

Planning to build your new dream home? There are many different factors to consider, such as, how many square feet you need. Knowing your budget first will help determine the square foot size of your home. Building a new home is based on a price per square foot in most cases, knowing what your budget is and approximately how many square feet you want will give your home builder an idea of what they can build.

Keep in mind the cost to build a new home in Phoenix can run between $200-$350 per square foot.

How many rooms do you need?

The size of your home and family will determine the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces that you will need. Do you have a large family, do you entertain a lot. People moving to the Phoenix area often have family that come to visit, do you have room for them? These factors play a role in how many rooms you will need in your new custom home.

What size garage are you looking for?

You’ll need to think about is what size garage you'll need as well. You will want to make sure that your garage is large enough to fit your vehicles, but not so large that it's difficult to get in and out. It is important to consider how many parking spots you'll need for your family members. Do you need storage, home gym or additional space for a game room? Do you want the garage attached or detached? Having a general idea of what you want in your garage space will help your home builder design the footprint of your home.

What is your timeline for building your home?

Keep in mind that your timeline will determine your ability to build a new home. Building a home can typically take between 4-8 months. Understanding this up front will allow you to prepare yourself for this journey. If you’re looking to move in a couple months, building a home may not be right for you. In that case you may want to buy an existing house and start a home remodel. If you have the flexibility to wait, building your dream home is a perfect solution.


When thinking about building a home, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want. If you're not sure what you want, you're not alone. Many people have a hard time deciding but having a general idea will give your home builder an opportunity to make suggestions and provide examples of similar homes they have built.

At Hartigan Construction, we stay on top to todays building trends and modern conveniences. We’ll take the time to listen to you and your ideas then provide suggestions based on our experience. We truly are your partner when building a new custom home in Phoenix. Give us a call today.

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