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What To Expect When Building a Custom Home

Updated: May 9

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Are you thinking about building a custom luxury home? Congratulations! Building a new home is exciting! It can also be very intimidating with all of the decisions that you will soon be making. There is a lot to consider before you dive into the details. Picking the right team for your new build will make the process go smoothly. That's why we want to share the phases that your home will go through so you know what to expect when building a custom home.


The first step in building a custom home is to find the right builder for your project. There are many builders out there, so it is important to find the one that fits your design style but also one that you trust. You will meet the builder during this phase and share your conceptual ideas. In your initial meetings, you will discuss specifics like square footage, timeframe, budget, and if you have land or need assistance in finding the perfect property.

It takes an entire team of professionals to design and build a home. The builder may recommend some of their preferred partnering companies or professionals, but you may also have some of your own in mind. An architect, an interior designer, and a landscape architect may be introduced in this phase. The greatest advice is to surround yourself with professionals with whom you connect and feel as though they understand your vision. This team will work together to make your dream home a reality.


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The next step in the process is to start nailing down the design. You will meet with the architect to convey your ideas and an interior designer to discuss how you want the home to feel. Have a wish list prepared with all of the elements that you want to be included in the design. The initial schematic design phase from the architect and interior designer will help you fully conceptualize the plan for your home.

The budget will start to take shape in this phase. The interior designer will discuss the home’s flow, furniture placement, and the size of the rooms. This is the opportunity to design the home with the essentials and features that you want. Interior and exterior materials, finishes, lighting, plumbing fixtures, trim, and more will be discussed. All of the major materials that are needed for the construction of the home are sourced first before other components so the building process can begin. Samples and quotes are gathered so that the budget is in line with the financial goals for the home and gives a realistic timeline for completion.


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The pre-construction phase is where your dream home becomes a reality. The architectural and structural plans are developed. The permits are filed and the builder competitively bids out the project. Materials are selected next and incorporated into the budget. The final step in this phase is for the builder to create a realistic timeline for completion

and a finalized budget.


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Your builder will manage the construction process from start to finish. They will communicate the progress of your new build and let you know if any issues arise that you need to be made aware of. The interior designer or architect will provide the builder with a reflected lighting plan (RCP), a plan that graphically shows the ceiling treatment and lighting, any millwork elevations, and other specific details on the construction of the home. Then the construction moves forward until every last plan for the house is executed.


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At the completion of your newly built custom home, the builder will schedule a walk-through. All of the details for the new construction are inspected and you will walk through the features of the home. The last and final step of the building process is for you to move in and enjoy your new luxurious home.


When you build a custom home, you are in charge and make the big decisions. This home is tailored to your needs and your team will assist you every step of the way. If you don’t know what you need, call David Rogers Builders! David will guide you through every aspect to ensure the finished product will be the one that you imagined, that fits your lifestyle, and keeps within the proposed budget.

David Rogers Builders' construction process is simple. It is designed to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in your new custom-built home. David Rogers takes pride in his experience, integrity and encourages open lines of communication with his clients. He diligently inspects and follows up on the construction process to certify that you are receiving the best sound-built home. If you are ready to take the next steps toward your dream home, contact us to get started today.

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