REFINE THE DETAILS OF YOUR NEW HOME
Now things are getting exciting! You get to emphasize your personality and the personality you want your home to portray. During your planning and pre-construction phase you choose your interior finishes. Now is when Hepler Homes starts putting all of the pieces together and your house begins to look like your new dream home.
Interior finishing includes the drywall, painting, trim, door installation, cabinet installation, hardwood floors, carpeting and ceramic tile.
Once the major features are installed, painting will begin on all interior walls and trim. The painting process can take 1 – 4 weeks depending on the amount of painted trim in your home.
When the painting is complete, light fixtures, counter tops, appliances, plumbing fixtures, mirrors, shower doors, security systems, and door knobs are installed.
Simultaneously to the interior work being completed; the exterior will also be competed. The exterior finishes may include brick, stone vinyl, wood and hardi-board. These exterior selections should be decided based on two factors: the character of home you wish to exude and the weather factors that may make one exterior selection better than another. Hepler Homes will work with you to determine the best option and offer unbiased suggestions.
Once the exterior is complete, landscaping can begin. In our experience, this phase is not considered enough by the homeowner during the planning phase. It is good to keep in mind that the various aspects of landscaping can easily cost more than you think. With this in mind, we suggest that you spend time evaluating your landscape needs and desires during the house planning phase and you should consider bringing the cost of this phase into your contract.
Such things that should be considered in your landscaping are the following…
- Does extra top soil need to be brought in after the final grading
- Walkways, patios, pool installation and potential additional grading necessities
- Irrigation systems
- Grass or sod installation
- Trees and plantings that would help in summer and winter conditions