The Home Building Process
The most important part of our home building process is trust. We build trust with you, the client, through open communication, honest estimates, and the highest standards of customer service. Building trust as a responsible and reliable home builder informs all the other steps in our process.
Your home needs to rest on a solid foundation, and we make that happen with assistance in lot selection. Careful consideration of lot size, shape, and terrain is always necessary, but particularly important when building a waterfront home.
Our estimates are completely detailed and fully transparent. To bring your project to life on time and in budget, we have to be strictly honest and comprehensive in our estimate. There are never unexpected charges or surprises; we always discuss any estimate changes with you directly.
We commit to a high standard of construction with the best material possible for the parameters of your project. We specialize in eco-friendly green construction as well, providing you with expert guidance and knowledge during the process.
We recommend that after you move in, you spend a month evaluating your new home. Should you find any issues, we return and make things right. Our commitment continues until you’re perfectly satisfied with your new home.
Frequently Asked Questions
The definition of a luxury home varies by area, but it usually indicates a home priced within the top 10% of the real estate market. Luxury homes can list at anywhere upward of a million dollars and have unique features and high-quality materials that distinguish them from their neighbors.
Each of our luxury homes is custom built to fit the lifestyle and wants of the owner. Some of the commonly requested features include walk-in closets, smart home integration, temperature-controlled wine storage, indoor and outdoor pools, and home gyms.
Aging in place means staying in your home as you grow older, even through health-related issues or loss of mobility. It means designing or renovating your home to suit your needs through retirement and as you and your loved ones grow older.
It depends entirely on your concerns and current health, but the most common upgrades we provide have to do with lighting, mobility, and balance. A home renovation that allows you to age in place should have abundant natural and installed lighting, wide doorways and flat surfaces that allow mobility aids, and grab bars, large knobs and door handles, and anti-slip flooring.
In many cases, you can rent out your vacation home for an extra income stream. You’ll want to check local bylaws and your mortgage agreement for details. It can also be helpful to consult a tax professional for information on how to collect rental income.
We can custom build your vacation home to suit your taste and desires! Some of the most common requests for vacation homes are swimming pools, beach cabanas or outdoor showers, large windows for enjoying the view, covered decks, and outdoor kitchens.
The design build process combines all phases of home building into one project. It covers land selection, blueprint design, construction, interior decorating, and finishing touches. Design build gives you ultimate control over your custom home build.
The design build process can save you time and money. Working entirely with our team means you never have to wait for the architect or contractor to get back to you; we handle everything, including the estimate, to bring you peace of mind.
We cover almost every kind of renovation imaginable, including full home remodels, partial renovations, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, outdoor renovations, and additions. Call us to discuss your project needs.
The timeline for your renovation depends on a number of factors, including complexity and budget. In our estimate process, we give you the most accurate information we can on how long we expect your renovation to take.
Renovations are a personal project, and every homeowner has different priorities. That said, the most common home renovations we’ve seen over the years are roof replacements, kitchen and bathroom renos, and aging in place renovations.
The final cost depends on whether your remodel includes structural changes, new fixtures, and/or plumbing upgrades. We always provide a line estimate that includes complete information on all expected costs.
The most important thing is to ask yourself what you use most in your kitchen and where your current kitchen falls short. Many of our clients request environmentally efficient appliances, custom counters and backsplash, and smart appliance integration.
We plan your remodel carefully to minimize the time you’ll be without a kitchen. Create a mini-kitchen with a microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle, and hotplate to tide you over while your kitchen is under construction.
In general, you should always talk to a home builder or architect before you purchase land. The terrain, elevation, and size of your lot will dictate what kind of home works best on the property. Buying a lot first could limit the type of home you can ultimately build.
Yes! We are a green-certified custom builder, and we incorporate environmentally friendly building principles into our projects without increasing cost. Our knowledge of the coastal weather conditions and experience building on the coast allow us to construct new homes that can withstand the environmental conditions of living in the area.