The day has finally arrived where you can build your dream home. Getting to this point might have taken years of hard work, but the journey to completion is just beginning. If you have already researched luxury homebuilders Phoenix AZ, some of the following information may sound familiar.
If you still need to find a professional builder, this information will help to reinforce your expectations throughout the process. Read on as you begin the process of creating the quality home of your dreams.
Plan and Design
The first phase is all about you and what how you want your luxury home to look. The builder’s job is to make your dream home a livable reality. You will need the initial design that is best created in discussion with the builder. They must understand what you want and match that with their skills to build.
Obtain Permits and Approvals
After designing the house on paper, you will need to get permits and approvals from building officials in the area where your house is built. Typically, the builder submits information such as the site plan, construction plan, HVAC design, roof loading and energy analysis. Once approved, construction can begin.
Excavation and Foundation
An excavation crew will clear the land of debris, rocks, trees and anything else that can interfere with building your house. They will also level the ground and dig a hole for the foundation.
During this part of the process, concrete is poured and footings are placed for the basement walls. This area will be inspected before moving forward.
Framing and Mechanical Installations
This phase looks like a skeleton where floor systems, roof systems, and wall structures and supports are built. Now, your home is beginning to look like a house, but the work is not done. The technical process of installing electrical systems, plumbing and HVAC system begins.
The crew will also add the roof, siding and other exterior finishes. Insulation will be installed to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Next, the drywall is installed to cover all the wires. Outlines of each room are not visible.
Interior Finishing Touches
Baseboards, cabinets, crown molding fireplace mantel and any other interior selections will be installed, preparing your luxury home for a final walkthrough.
Your builder will perform a walkthrough with a document known as a punchlist. Together, you will go over the list to ensure even the tiniest of details are completed before you begin enjoying your newly designed luxury home!