Building a custom home can be intimidating, overwhelming and exciting, all at the same time! At Mueller Homes, we believe that a thorough understanding the process is the first step to creating a memorable, pleasant experience. In this article, we will outline the 7 steps you will explore as you begin you’re your journey to a distinctive luxury custom home.
Phase 1: New Home Pre-Planning
During this phase, a comprehensive review of your needs, wants, investment and feasibility are explored. Review design ideas and preferences for interior and exterior finishes, technology options, site planning and financing options.
Phase 2: Evaluate Lot & Design Options
During this phase, you will work in collaboration with your Realtor to begin the lot search and selection process, evaluate desired location and size of the lot. Mueller can help determine the most effective use of land and compatible design with the budget.
Phase 3: Preliminary Design & Specifications
Working in collaboration with an architect (yours or ours), preliminary elevations, floor plans, and general specifications will be developed. Estimated construction costs will also be updated to maintain design and budget objectives. This collaboration is critical to ensuring that the project designed continues to be aligned with your budget.
Phase 4: Blueprints
After ensuring the initial design is well-aligned with your financial and investment objectives, working drawings will be completed. At this time, we will evaluate and resolve any architectural and engineering aspects to prepare for final construction planning.
Phase 5: Construction Planning & Building Contracts
During this phase, we will finalize detailed selections and specifications, construction documents, site and construction planning. Once planning decisions and pricing is complete, we are ready to move forward with the Building Agreement.
Step 6: Obtain Mortgage Commitment and Building Permits
Finalize appropriate financing, secure building permits, and arrange settlement.
Step 7: Begin Construction.
Once we begin the exciting process of construction, regular construction meetings will occur to keep you up-to-date on all aspects of the construction process.
At Mueller Homes, we believe these 7 steps provide the best opportunity for a rewarding custom home experience. Contact us today to get started building your dream home!