Dreaming up your new luxury home in an exclusive neighborhood is an exciting time, but it’s full of decisions and tasks to complete. With so many options, narrowing down your choices to a final wish list can be a daunting task. Here are some helpful tips for custom building a luxury home to get you started.

Tips for Custom Building a Luxury Home

Make a List

It’s good to make a wish list, but what you really need is a list of the must-haves. Do you have a special kitchen design in mind? Have you envisioned a dramatic entryway that you can’t live without? Have you always dreamed of a master bath to rival the best spas? Have you dreamed of having a media or game room? What’s it on your list that you aren’t willing to part with?

The things you can’t live without are usually the easiest to settle on. Start there!

Create a Vision Board

As you search for ideas, create a vision board for your plan. Building a vision board will help you visualize your ideas during the process of custom building a luxury home. Use whatever method works best for you to save all the ideas you really love.

If you’re more hands-on, you can create a traditional vision board with cut out images from design magazines. However, digital vision boards are limitless. Some popular options are

  • Pinterest
  • Houzz
  • Canva
  • PicMonkey

Digital planning will help you bring all your ideas together from architectural design to decorating your new dream home. Bring those ideas when meeting your building team to talk about what you envision.

Plan for the Future

Your needs may evolve over time. Make sure that while custom building a luxury home, it meets your needs today, but also your future.

  • Are you planning to add to your family?
  • Will a split floor plan serve your needs?
  • Multi-Level Home Vs. One-Level Plan for Mobility
  • Will you need space for an elderly relative to stay in the future?
  • Do you want a private space for house guests or adult children to visit?

Build your home with possibilities in mind. Anticipating your future needs can save you a lot of time, stress, and money.  

Calculate each Detail

Staying on budget can be challenging when custom building a luxury home. You want it to be perfect to the very last detail. But, if you aren’t careful, you could get carried away in the process if you haven’t factored in the cost of those little details. You don’t want to end up blowing through your budget. When planning to build your dream home, make sure that you accounted for every detail on the front-end.

  • Architectural Details
  • High-End Kitchen Appliances
  • Lavish Bathrooms
  • Integrated Technology
  • Home Security System
  • Home Theater and Game or Music Room
  • Additional Parking for Guests
  • Pool, Hot Tub, and Water Features
  • Personal Gym
  • Walk-In Dressing Room

From the high-end appliances to all the electronics required for a sizable luxury home, work with your builder or architect to determine the cost you should expect.

Build for Function and Style

Consider how you plan to use your home. If you plan to entertain, you’ll want a design that flows well. It should be a welcoming space for hosting parties and events that everyone will want to visit.

  • Flow for Entertaining
  • Large, Well-Planned Kitchen and Dining
  • Design Flexibility for Expansion
  • Multipurpose Spaces
  • Contemporary vs. Modern Design
  • Large, Well-Planned Pantry
  • Library or Home Office
  • Creative Architectural Design
  • Maximize Views and Natural Lighting
  • Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

A luxury home should inspire you and your guests!  

Plan for Resale

Always keep resale in your mind when designing your custom built luxury dream home. What if you want to sell your home down the road? Will buyers see their dream home in yours? Areas to pay special attention to are:

  • Well Flowing Kitchen with Luxurious Finishes
  • Spacious Bathrooms
  • Generous Garage Space
  • Extended Outdoor Living Area
  • Attractive Street Presentation
  • Ample Privacy
  • Sensible Room Arrangements
  • Minimized Hallways
  • Ample Storage Space Throughout
  • Beautiful and Durable Flooring
  • Large, Energy Efficient Windows

Get Inspired!

Visit our gallery and get inspired to pursue the life you always dreamed of living. Peruse our unique designs designed and constructed by our eight exclusive builders who are known for their style and quality homebuilding. If you can Dream It, they can Build It, so you can Live It!

Scissortail is an exclusive master-planned community in Bentonville, Arkansas with single-family homes for sale. Our gated property boasts resort-style amenities from two luxurious pools, private clubhouse and fitness center, and more. Everything is developed and designed with your comfort in mind.

Are you ready to start custom building a luxury home in Scissortail? Contact Bob David at (918) 808-6792 or Julie Vaught at (479) 841-9435.  Or, visit our website for more details about Scissortail.


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