This is the structure of the home that is most important because the entire house sits on top of it. The foundation needs to be strong, dry and square no matter what kind of material you use to build it. If you are looking for ways to save money on your home, the foundation is not the place to do this. The foundation needs to be perfect because a house is only as good as the foundation it rests upon.
The framing is probably the most exciting phase of the building process because you can finally see what your home will look like. It is the first time you can walk through your home and see where the rooms, windows and doors are. Then as the framing process continues, which is about a week for a small house and a couple of months for a larger house, the architect can make any adjustments that you may want. You may see a room that you want made bigger or an extra window, but it was difficult to visualize on a paper.
Rough In Stage
This part takes time because everything is so intricate and detailed. This is when the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, central vacuum lines, security systems, cable, fireplaces and exhaust fans are installed. Allow the rough in stage to take time because if it is done properly in the beginning, it will save you a lot of hassle in the future.
Once you know that the rough in stage is completed properly, the interior finishes can be put into place. Now you can get excited because you can see the paint color, light fixtures, the flooring, kitchen cabinets and doors and trim. Your home is getting closer to the finish, and if you are trying to sell an existing home you might get a little worried, but do not worry, you still have some time until the house is completely finished.
Do not forget about the exterior of the home, it protects the home from environmental elements. Also, keep in mind when you are saving money to compare the price of bricks to the price of painting every few years.
Landscaping adds a lot to your home. Make sure the trees are placed to help protect from the winter winds and shade from the summer heat. This is a very expensive stage of the home building process, but it gives your home so much personality.
Miss Kunze writes about new homes Dallas Fort Worth and lives in the Dallas Fort Worth area.