How to Start Building a Custom Home

How to Start Building a Custom Home

Where do you begin when building a custom waterfront home? Check out these pointers!

Having a home to call one’s own is a dream for many; who wouldn’t want to have a piece of land and a house that is everything they’d love? The question is, where does one start in the custom home process? With the right strategy, your custom home journey can be smooth and straightforward. Here’s how to start building a custom home, the right way.

Envision Your Dream Home

Begin with a vision. What do you imagine your dream home to look like? What kind of accommodations would it have? What would specific rooms look like? Begin to research different house designs, styles, and possibilities to put together what you would like your home to be like.

Find Your Team

Once you have done your research regarding house style, design, energy efficiency, etc., it’s time to look for a team that can help you realize your goals. Going with a custom home building company like Shore-Line Construction is a great approach, as they already have a catalog of sound, customizable house plans, a construction crew, and resources for land, permits, and financing.

Locate Your Home Site

It is important to consider where you want to live early on in the process. Finding a new location is just as if not more important than the home itself. Your location of choice will also influence who you choose as your custom home builder, as companies typically focus on one general area. If you want the opportunity to build on the Maryland waterfront, Shore-Line Construction is the builder for you!

Navigate Your Build

Every custom home builder has a slightly different process for navigating the production of a custom home. Our Shore-Line Construction Custom Home Navigator allows you to go through the process with ease. After evaluating the financial side, one will choose and design the house, find the land, and process permits.

Track Construction

You will also get to track the land development and construction process, meeting regularly and getting frequent updates on its progress. Shore-Line Construction will give you a blueprint of the construction process. Once you move in, we will provide you will your home warranty and all the resources you need to review to project.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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