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Living in your dream house is easier than you might think. Though we’d love for you to select Milton, we are here to help in whatever way we can so here are some expert tips to help guide your decision.
PLANNING: When building a new home, you have the opportunity to create floor plans customized to your own family’s needs. Finding the right site for new construction or finding the ideal site on an existing property is an important consideration. If you’re looking for renovations, you have an opportunity to dramatically improve your quality of life by customizing your environment to how you live, work, play and dream.
Make sure your builder asks questions like, “what is your typical day like?” and “what is most frustrating about your current home?” They should meet with every member of your family and get to know what they like and don’t like so you have a living space that is not only livable but lovable for everyone!
You want an expert to help you navigate through the myriad of options and address concerns like energy efficiency and durability of materials, and of course compliance with all applicable codes and regulations – so make sure you have someone with years of experience building quality homes.
CONSTRUCTION: We all want the best, and good quality construction is critical. Many good builders offer a package of services. The quality of the offered services will have a critical effect on your enjoyment of the house. Warrantees, design, architecture…all things that you need to take in to consideration. Make sure the builder is properly licensed and insured, and expect solid communication: everything should be clearly spelled out in terms of work components and timelines.
Quality craftsmanship is the most important part of your investment – artisan details speak for themselves! Make sure you contact references, look through their client photos and even visit a site to see the final product. Make sure you choose the references – the last three projects they worked on and the timeline they worked on them (this will give you an idea that their work is consistent and you are in control of who you talk to rather than just be introduced to their happiest clients.)
DESIGN: Design makes the difference, both inside and out. Working with a well-rounded builder provides a true advantage here. Do they offer a design center that stocks samples, from plumbing fixtures and tiles to built-ins and trim details for your review in one convenient location?
Do they get your personal aesthetic? Are you going to have to do all the design grunt work or are you choosing a builder with a qualified team to provide assistance in making your visual dream a reality?
SERVICE: A good builder delivers extraordinary quality and stands by their work. References will attest to well-managed timelines, excellent service, and closely communicated budget expectations.
With Milton, you are hiring a team of professionals from architect to carpenter, cabinet maker, plumber, electrician, landscape architect and interior designer, all whom have an established background of successful experiences. Your comfort is key – both throughout the process and when it comes to enjoying the end product. Milton’s comprehensive commitment to doing whatever it takes to make you happy begins with your first visit and continues well after you move in.
We’d love to help you. Contact us today to set up a consultation.