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Thought I would touch base on building your own home! The first thing is finding the lot that you love...the street that you love...and if you are looking for a view....the view that you love! Finding the right builder for you is key as well. You will know if the fit is right.
Although building can be frustrating at times due to delays here and there...it also can be an amazing and exciting experience. I'm building a new home here in Havasu and it is my first custom new home build. Some delays already...but, it's starting to take shape and come along nicely.
Some tips to your home build journey....Take PICTURES! Take pics during the whole process. Looking back you will be so happy you did so and have those memories to share with your friends and family.
I'm looking forward to designing the inside and making it my own.
All the framing has been completed and we are now onto the windows! If you have a view from the back yard, it would be a good idea to open up your slider and add in a multi-slide stacking door! Bring some of the outside in!
Right around this time of the build....you are ready to pick out your counter top slabs and tile work for your bathrooms and or kitchen! For me...Picking out slabs and tile is the hardest. LOL You tend to second guess yourself. I brought in the help of my daughters who have a great eye for design and what is hot right now. Moving away from the neutrals and heading into more whites!
Most importantly....Take your time picking everything out. Look at a few different companies for slabs and tile!
So what's next you ask? Let me tell you. Now that the roof is being tiled, the house is getting wrapped. Electrical is finishing up. Side Note....Make sure you think about everything you would like as far as outlets, lights, fans, additional electrical for pool...etc...At the time of signing your contract. All these items add up....And I mean a lot.
Although it all is still exciting, the extras will stress you out a bit. Especially when you are on a budget. So, take notes, give them to your builder as you go along if you have not done so at the contract signing.
Ok...Electrical almost finished and onto the inspection. Make sure when the subs say that they are installing...let's say ceiling fans...Make sure you are there prior to make sure they are centered in the room. Side note...When building during the Holiday seasons, know that your build will take about another 1-2 months longer. My builder, Advanced Homes has done a fabulous job and they are an amazing builder here in Lake Havasu.
Here are some updated photos....Next to come on the build is Insulation, Drywall and then Stucco!
November UPdate! Last week of November came the insullation. House is starting to come along. Next is drywall which will be the first week of December. At that point your new build starts to really look more like a finished home. Stucco will fall shortly.!
***Note*** Make sure you revisit all electrical and plumbing, just in case, before the drywall starts. Hard to go back after that. Gets pricey!
2018 HOME BUILD UPDATE!
So just before the holiday break....the inside walls were textured. Outside has stucco. During this step, I picked out the interior and exterior paint colors. Cabinets have been ordered and are scheduled to be installed at the end of January.
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