Strategies for Maximizing Your Luxury Home Construction Journey
If you, like many other people, believe that the road to a new luxury home is paved with stress, you are wrong! Yes, you will face several challenges when building your new home, but this does not mean you cannot have an enjoyable experience. Here are some tips to ensure your home building experience is more enjoyable.
Finalize Home Details and Your Home Site
Before starting to work on your project, decide what you want. This is the right time to finalize details, such as the ideal layout for your lifestyle and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Decide whether you want an expansive outdoor area.
Jot down ideas and details, and share them with your residential builder in Marin County. Take into consideration the amount of pre-construction work required. Choose a home site that is ideal for your home plan and within your budget.
Choose Your Luxury Home Builder and Architect
When building a luxury home, you have two options – you can either tweak an existing floor plan or create a plan from scratch. Irrespective of the option you choose, you will need a qualified and experienced builder, and an architect to bring your dreams to life.
Conduct online and offline research to find the best residential contractor near you. Before you hire an architect or a builder, check their reputation. Ask a friend or family member who has just wrapped up a construction project for recommendations. Look for professionals with extensive experience in designing and building houses that match your style.
Take a close look at their portfolio. Take a tour of model homes. Talk to references. Ask them how likely they are to recommend the builder/architect to others. Once you have a list of your preferred builders and architects, meet them in their offices to interview them.
Review All Aspects of Your Contract Thoroughly
Review your contract or have it reviewed by your attorney before signing on the dotted line. The final draft of the contract must contain details about every specification and other important details such as an estimated date of completion.
The agreement should spell out the rights and obligations of parties and the process the builder follows to recover lost time due to unavoidable delays.
Inspect Your Home After Completion
Your builder will invite you over for a walkthrough after project completion. Pay attention to everything your builder says.
Determine that everything is in working order. After inspecting your new home, review your builder warranty to check what is covered by the manufacturers of products used in your home and what is covered by the builder.
Holly Construction, Inc. is a leading luxury home builder in Marin County. We have successfully completed 500+ residential and commercial projects to date. Whether you have a commercial or a residential project, our team has got you covered. To talk to a construction expert, call us at 707-541-0700.