9 steps to moving into your custom dream home!
Which Home is Right For You?
First things first. Do you entertain? Is outdoor living important to you? Do you foresee the need for an in-law suite? In short – Who are you and what is important to you? The first step in our process is to answer the big questions about how your home should reflect your lifestyle. Our new home consultants will help you narrow in on the perfect floorplan options and exterior architectural style to suit your unique wants and needs.
What’s Next Meeting & Plan Review
By this point we have the broadstrokes of your design, now we’ll talk details. We’ll go over everything from summer kitchens to energy efficiency to locating electrical outlets. Our goal is to communicate the possibilities and then we’ll work together with you to decide what makes sense.
Interior Design Consultations
Your plans are finalized. This is the phase where all of the magazine clippings, Houzz bookmarks and fabric swatches you’ve collected begin to form a distinctive, coherent design. Our interior designers will assist you in choosing color schemes, lighting, plumbing fixtures, countertops, flooring and cabinet selections. Our goal is to create beautiful spaces, but we’ll also discuss the practical, such as kitchen storage.
Your plans are engineered and we have received a permit. Details are important. Equally so are accuracy, efficiency and timely construction. Making sure things are done right the first time is just one of the ways we are able to pass along value and savings to our clients. At this meeting, you and your builder will check and recheck your plans and specifications to make sure everything’s in place.
Six to eight weeks later your home is framed, the electrical is run and it’s time for your first tangible experience in your new home. While there may be an opportunity for minor electrical tweaks, this is primarily a chance to ask questions and become educated on the “bones” of your new home and just have fun walking around the job site.
Customer Orientation Walk
It’s almost here! Generally a week before your closing or occupancy date, we like to walk through your home together. We’ll talk you through systems like HVAC, irrigation, appliances, etc. This is also your opportunity to walk with your builder and make sure your home's finish meets your approval.
Final Walk & Closing
Occupancy day or the day of your closing, we’ll take you through your home to assure you that all the last minute details are accounted for and that your home is clean. Our closing team will have been working with you for weeks by this point to make sure everything goes smoothly at the closing table.
30-Day Review & Walk
Now that you’ve been in your home a full month, we like to just make sure you’re settling in as planned. If during the course of moving your paint or drywall took some abuse, we’re happy to help set things right.
11-Month Review & Walk
Like everything built in Florida, your home will experience a settling process over the first year. This can sometimes result in minor cosmetic defects. Before the end of your first year, we’ll come and inspect the finish of your home and address any settling related issues.