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Homeowner Communication with your Builder & Designer

It's important for the smooth flow of your project that correspondence, requests, decisions and concerns are responded to in a timely manner.
An average, a custom home has over 70 categories of purchases, subcontractors, and areas of decision. From cabinets, to flooring, to paint and stain...the further along the project is, the more timely " final answers" need to be addressed. Once drywall is in, things move quickly.
Earlier phases of a project are dictated by things that the homeowner does not have as much control, but rather dictated by codes and engineering like roof lines, insulation, and excavation.
Be sure that you keep open lines of communication by all parties by your agreed upon preferred method of communication determined at the beginning of the project. Pinterest, Houzz.com and other online resources are a great way to "show" vs. tell your contractor and designer what you envision. Terminology can differ, and a picture is worth a thousand words.
Set up a weekly or semi- monthly time to walk through the project. Speak up when you have concerns before it's too late to make affordable adjustments.
The beauty of a custom home is you get to choose everything to your taste and needs. Be sure that the communication goes both directions throughout the project.
Take the advice of your builder or designer when your vision doesn't work with your architecture or budget, and be open to options presented.

 

 

We Service the Following Counties in Colorado, USA : 

Breckenridge & Summit County – Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain

Vail & Eagle County – Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards

Steamboat & Routt County

Fairplay & Park County