Six Steps to Build your New Home-Tice-Hause Deign/Build
Have you always wanted to build a new home, but not exactly sure where to start? There are many things to think about, but we are here to help! Here are six steps from Tice-Hause Design/Build that will get you from dreaming about your new home, to living in it.
1. Wish list
When deciding to build a new home it’s important to know what you like. Look through magazines, and websites such as, Better Homes and Gardens, Houzz, or Pinterest. Create a new board, jot down the ideas you like, and gather all the “design elements” of your project in one easily accessible spot.
Look through house plan books to find home designs you like. You can find these books at home repair stores or online. When you have found a design you like then call Tice-Hause Design/Build to schedule a plan start meeting. We can help you with whatever modifications or other details that best suit your needs and wants for your new build. There are no obligations to have us build your new home, even if we help you with your design. However, there are financial incentives that would be in your best interest. Please visit our website to learn more, http://thdbuild.com/
Now you need to begin thinking about how much you can afford to spend and how much building your new home is likely to cost. Chances are you will need a construction loan and a mortgage. You can use your own financing, or what often works best for our clients at Tice-Hause Design/Build, is to put you in contact with one of our approved banks. Our approved lenders offer the best financing options for one close combination construction/permanent mortgage. This saves time and money. Our lenders also offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry. We highly recommend these banks; they know and understand the construction process because they do it everyday.
Once your plans are complete you will need to commit to assembling your team. When you choose Tice-Hause Design/Build you will schedule a “spec and scope of work” meeting where you will discuss your wish list. We ask you your desires for interior and exterior finishes, for example, items like roofing, siding, cabinets, countertops, flooring etcetera. After this meeting is complete, we send the bid package (plans and specs) out to our trade partners and suppliers. We then present you with your proposal and solid pricing of all services and materials.
When you have completed the previous steps, you will be presented with your specific proposal. This is the time to adjust your plans to work within your budget. Negotiate your contract with your team and make sure you are comfortable before you sign the contract.
The sixth and final step is to start your build! After contracts are signed your team will apply for building permits and schedule your project start date!
Building or remodeling your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make. Tice-Hause Design/Build has years of experience building upscale homes. In addition, we have a stellar reputation for building second dream homes in vacation areas. We have been building dreams for hundreds of happy clients for over 30 years. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your design/build goals. Give us a call and we will help make your design/build dreams a reality!