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4 Steps in the Custom Home Building Process

Mon, May 07, 2018 at 10:15AM

4 Steps in the Custom Home Building Process

One of the most exciting aspects of custom homes is that you’re in control every step of the way. From planning to interior and exterior decisions, and right up to the final walk through, your unique desires and requirements drive the entire project.

That’s why it’s imperative that you end up with a property of which you can be proud, and with a space that you and your loved ones can call home. Knowing project steps is helpful in achieving that goal. In this article, you’ll learn what to expect from the custom home building process:

1) Meet with the Builder and Ask Questions

The first step is to thoroughly and adequately explain your custom home goals and absorb the helpful feedback and advice from a skilled and qualified home builder. This is also the time when you can discuss financial considerations including budget and specific features you desire. You will likely also be asked for important documentation (income information, bank statements), and will be provided with essential paperwork to complete.

Next, consult with your builder regarding the best location for your custom home, weighing factors such as environmental considerations, privacy concerns, and much more. Site development costs should also be addressed, such as necessary tree removal, driveway installation, and site cleanup.  

2) Focus on the Details  

This exciting step surrounds the details of your new home, including a personalized layout design that best fits into your lifestyle and preferences. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to review everything from flooring, to cabinets and countertops, hardware (including faucets and door handles), paint color schemes, and more.

As you decide on layout options, it’s wise to think about your family’s habits and hobbies. For instance, if you’re a master chef, you might want to put a special focus on the kitchen. If you plan to frequently host overnight guests, adding an extra bedroom is a good idea.

It’s also important to note that you’re always in the loop during the entire custom home building process. You’ll review each step before moving forward, to ensure your new property will end up exactly how you envisioned.

3) Create Your Custom Home

Once you’ve finalized your floor plan and completed a contract with your home builder, construction of your custom home can begin. If you’re financing through a mortgage firm, this is also the stage when an appraisal will be ordered and completed. The appraiser will review building plans, cost breakdown, and other information.

Then, you’ll meet with the builder to schedule a reserve date meeting, which determines when the building will officially begin. There will also be a pre-construction meeting where all parties can ensure they’re on the same page. This is an excellent opportunity to ask further questions and gain clarity on any aspect of the building process that may yet be unaddressed or unresolved.

Now, your custom home is ready to be built. You will still be in close contact with the builder throughout the entire process, including on-site visits, status updates, and final walk through.

4) Enjoy Your New Property

For more than 25 years, we’ve helped countless satisfied customers realize their dream of owning custom homes tailored to their unique lifestyle preferences. The leading home builder in the area, we focus on providing top-quality materials with exceptional customer service.

Browse the photo gallery section of our website to view the outstanding work we’re able to create, and then contact us today to get started on your personalized custom home.

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