In 2016, the Wilson family began the journey to build their first custom home. Almost six years later, they are settling into their second custom-built home in Georgia. Yes, you heard that right. 6 years, 2 custom builds, AND they acted as their own general contractors for each one.
This impressive build journey is one we have been so excited to follow along with. The Wilson’s built two of our most popular house plans: Farmhouse Plan 4122WM and Modern Farmhouse Plan 56478SM, both of which have received an immense amount of love from dozens of our clients throughout the years.
Anyone building a home knows that the journey doesn’t end on move-in day, but now that the Wilson family is officially settling into their beautiful build of Plan 56478SM, we decided to chat with them about their experience over the last few years. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the in’s and out’s of building, as told by long-time members of our ADHousePlans family:
When the Williams family decided to build again following their relocation, they already gained some great experience to prepare them for their new custom home process. Although they were still in love with their first Farmhouse, they had a few new “must-haves” for their second home.
Be patient, try to be super organized! We contracted out both houses ourselves, so I was able to ask for an estimated time frame for each job the contractors were doing. That way I could have the next contractor lined up to start right after the previous one was done. Keeps things moving!
Everyone has a few things they are willing to splurge on, choose your splurge items for something you can’t change later.
Definitely the porches! I love that we added a fireplace on the back porch this time. I love the coziness of a ranch-style home, and the whole family being on one level.