Services We Provide:
I. Custom Homes
Often times when it comes to price people ask, "what is the cost per square foot" or CPSF? The best way to address this is to answer it with a question. Simply ask yourself, "what do you want it to be? While price is certainly significant, it's more important to examine what you will actually be paying by the end of construction. Remember, your home price is the sum of its parts and labor and at Elegant Homes. Don't be misled...It is nearly impossible to compare the costs associated with mass-produced or semi-custom homes to true custom built masterpieces.
Too good to be true usually is....
The good news
Elegant Homes' "no gimmicks" and "no sales ploy" approach is simply a refreshing straightforwardness not found in today's complex builder-landscape. Why do they do it? "Our customers don't sign the contract until they are comfortable with the whole picture, so we give them a comprehensive price up-front and in writing".
B. Building Your Dream Home
At ELEGANT HOMES LLC., we have laid out a step-by-step plan that will take each customer from the first construction phase to the final inspection where they are given the keys to their new home. For each phase of construction there is at least one quality checkpoint that must be passed in order to move on to the next phase.
As a homeowner, you will have input on the decisions that effect the construction of your home. We are building the home of your dreams for you and that's a fact we never forget. The following steps toward the completion of your new home will be taken by you and your builder. All of this assures you of "an enjoyable building experience".
1. Pre-construction stage
Communication between you and your builder is established in the very earliest phases of the home building process, during our pre-construction meeting. We hold these meetings on every home we build, before we begin work. You'll meet with your builder, exchange phone, pager and e-mail contact info, and then go over the plans of your home.
You'll also meet with an interior designer during this phase. Your designer will aid you in making decisions about the paint, brick, stone or stucco, tile, cabinets, carpet, wood and wallpaper or textured walls that will be used in your home.
During this period of construction, your contract agreements are finalized, plan changes are completed and the building permit is requested from the city your new home is located in.
This is the time when you start making the selections that create a home that is truly your own.
2. Structural stage
Construction begins on your home in this stage: your lot is prepared; plumbing and underground work is completed; your foundation is inspected and poured; and framework begins.
Your builder is there to keep you informed about the progress of your home and to answer your questions. Your builder follows a step by step checklist during every phase of the construction process, to ensure that your home is constructed to the highest standards.
3. Mechanical stage
This is when you see your home come together. Cornice work (windows, siding, brick, stone, or stucco etc...) Begins and roof shingles, tile, etc.. Are installed, as are rough mechanicals (plumbing, hvac, electrical security and a/v wiring) and the firebox. City inspections are conducted during this stage as well, once those are complete, insulation is added to your home.
4. Glamour stage
During this phase, we put the glamour into your home: sheetrock is installed cabinets are put in, doors and trim are completed, the exterior brick,stone or stucco is applied, walls and trim are painted, and ceramic tile and counter tops are installed. This is the time when you will begin to see all the little touches you have chosen along the way come together to create the house that is truly your own.
5. Finish up stage
Irrigation, fencing if applicable, landscape and sod are installed in this phase; your carpet is installed; and your home is cleaned in preparation for your taking ownership. Upon completion of those criteria met, your builder will schedule an orientation session with you. You'll walk thru your new home with your builder, starting on your front lawn and moving through the entire home. You'll go over all of your homes appliances and review the use and maintenance of all of them with your builder. You'll generate a list of outstanding items, if any, that need to be completed before you close on your home. Your builder will work to insure that all those items are complete before the final closing.
6. Closing stage
This is the stage where your new home is turned over to you. You will go to the closing attorney and go over all the paperwork and sign a purchaser's agreement and other documents. At that point, the home you've dreamed of is yours. Your complete satisfaction as a homeowner is our ambition, and that's true whether you're in your new home or already have moved in.
II. SPEC HOMES
Don't have time to build a custom home? ELEGANT Homes has several luxury and styles of homes with custom amenities that are ready to move into NOW. Many buyers want the level of design and features afforded by a custom-built home, but lack the time to commit to the process. At Elegant Homes, we realize that everyone's time is at a premium. We constantly analyze market data so our home designs automatically include those features that many of today's homeowners are seeking.
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