Powering Through the Pre-Construction Phase of Your Custom Home Build Process

February 12, 2021
Powering Through the Pre-Construction Phase of Your Custom Home Build Process

Hello, fellow Herd members! Breaking ground on your custom home is a fabulous feeling.

Hello, fellow Herd members! Breaking ground on your custom home is a fabulous feeling. There’s just something so gratifying about seeing the foundations being laid. Likewise, you’ll see the house spring up right before your eyes. One by one, the basement, floors, walls, windows, and ceilings come together, all according to your plans. That said, the pre-construction phase can sometimes become an uncharted territory. That’s one of the biggest reasons you should depend on Gnu Homes to take your breath away with new and improved homes

Draw Up an Established Timeline 

Timelines are a fundamental part of organizing any home construction project. After all, it’s one thing if the structure is already there and needs some basic improvements. Building a home from the ground up means you are essentially starting from scratch. Your house could be the first one on the block. Accountability is the name of the game, and this entire enterprise will only come to fruition if there is plenty of communication and coordination between you, your builder, and the HOA. Additionally, defining a reasonable budget is another target you literally cannot afford to miss.  

Get All of Your Proverbial Ducks Together

You’ve probably heard of the idiom “getting all of your ducks in a row” before. As silly as this expression sounds, doing so will pay dividends. That’s because your design choices and selections must be locked in before the labor phase begins. What do you need to pick before you’re good to go? See here: 

  • Windows
  • Exteriors
  • Roofing
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing
  • Support beams
  • Load-bearing walls
  • Fireplaces
  • Flooring

Pin Down Any Remaining Financial Concerns

Preparing for unexpected and nasty surprises is relatively easy. Ambush those roadblocks by buttoning up financial resources such as custom home construction loans. The lending process could take a while, so procrastinating isn’t in your best interests.  

Discuss the Ongoing Project Schedule 

As with any healthy relationship, open lines of communication (or the lack thereof) can make or break your partnership. Putting together a concrete schedule helps keep everyone on track, especially if you need an all-star squad of architects, interior designers, contractors, and subcontractors. Do this as soon as possible. That way, high-quality tools, materials, supplies, and other necessities can be procured early to avoid costly delays.  

One More Thing

Custom homes are massive undertakings. You can save yourself loads of trouble if you choose a move-in-ready home. On the other hand, you won’t enjoy the same feeling of joy and pride as you would with a new home assembled for you. Go ahead, have some fun!  

New and Improved Custom Homes from Gnu Homes! 

Here at Gnu Homes, we want to give you a fresh home buying and home building experience. We are focused on design, and our homes are designed to be lived in as soon as possible. Are you ready to get the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to Join the Herd! We’ve got a contact page where you can reach us! You can also get in touch with us by phone at 443-212-8218. Are you social? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!