Making Selections When Building your New Home: A/K/A Your Role

Friday, July 11, 2014

Choosing all the finishes that reflect your own personal style - this is the fun part! 

By the time you've signed your building agreement, you've undoubtedly made some choices about the features and finishes that your new home will include, but you'll still have choices to make. For example, your building agreement will specify the type of roofing and siding materials we’ll use, but we’ll need to know which color you prefer.

We’ll give you a timeline of what selections need to be made and when. You’ll have plenty of lead time to make your choices, but it’s important to make them on time so that materials can be ordered and delivered when needed.

We’ll work closely with you throughout your selection process. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with some of our suppliers and subcontractors.

For example, you’ll meet your kitchen and bath designer who will provide detailed drawings of every cabinet. We’ll never order cabinets until you approve these drawings as part of your selections.

And when framing is complete, we’ll meet onsite with you and the electrician before he begins his work. He’ll show you the locations of outlets that are required by code. With rare exceptions, this is generally sufficient, but if you need additional outlets, that’s the time to mark where they go. The electrician will also mark the locations of recessed lighting and ceiling fixtures with you.

Throughout the selection process, we’ll help you break these decisions into small, manageable parts so that it’s exciting and fun to choose all the features and finishes that make your home uniquely yours.

- Betsy de Parry, VP, Sales and Marketing