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Have you ever thought about the fact that we call physical structures "buildings" — and we also call the act of creating those structures "building?" We actually like the dual meaning of the word "building" in this case. It highlights just how much work really goes into creating these structures. Putting up even a small building is not a weekend project. It's a huge endeavor for those in the construction industry. There's a lot of coordination and planning that has to happen before the contractors can even begin working. With that being said, we hope you enjoy reading about building here. And yes, we mean both physical buildings and the act of building.


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Insight to Help You With an Upcoming Custom Home Build

Building a home with custom features and just the right floor plan is a process that takes months of planning, searching for the right builder and land, and completing the construction process. Because you want your new custom home to be exactly what you want and need for your lifestyle, it is important to stay on top of the process with good decisions. The following provides some recommendations to help know what to expect and to get a custom home built.

Start Early on Interior Finish Decisions

When you are building a custom home, you get to make a lot of decisions during the process, especially before the building starts. You will need to choose the various materials and features that you want inside your home, many that you may not have even considered. You might know the type of hardwood flooring you want throughout the home, but have you thought about the size and style of crown molding you want to be installed? There are various types of tile for flooring, backsplashes, bathroom shower walls, and the grout colors along with the type of countertop material and color you want to have installed.

To help you get over the overwhelming number of choices and decisions you will be faced with, start early by making a home design board with the exact types of finishes you want. You can make your own with an actual board in which you attach the materials, or you can use an online document to help you compile all the different choices you will need to provide to the builder.

Use the Home Warranty

Just because a home has been built for you with custom features and upgrades does not mean that it is going to be perfect in every way possible. Home construction is a process that many individuals are part of in the full process, and mistakes can happen in the building process. There may be some issues that you find as you walk through your home during its construction, and there are going to be issues you won't find until after you move in. Therefore, to protect your interest in your new home and to help the builder fulfill their high quality, a home inspection before you move in is essential.

When you hire a third-party inspector to evaluate the home and look for any issues, they will provide you with their findings so you can arrange for repairs and corrections in the home's construction. For example, if the electrical behind a wall outlet was not properly installed, the inspector can find it with a multimeter. Or if there are gaps in some of the attic insulation, they will find it before you lose any of your home's energy after moving in. Then the builder's home warranty comes into play as any issues can be repaired to provide you with the quality home you have envisioned.

For more information about custom home builders, contact a local contracting firm near you.