Building a custom home can feel overwhelming at first, but with the right builder, you will see that it can actually be a very easy and straightforward process! At T&G Builders, we work with homeowners to check every step off the list and never compromise on quality. Continue reading to learn the three easy steps of the custom home process: Plan, Design, and Build.
The first step of the custom home process is to plan out your ideas and to make a budget. With T&G Builders, this includes a consultation to discuss your ideas, wish list, site conditions, house location, and the logistics including permit requirements and local building codes. During this meeting, we will also discuss your budgets and estimated constructed costs to ensure you are aware of the costs upfront before any building begins. T&G Builders also has the ability to do 3D renderings of the inside and outside elevations during this phase.
After we take into account all of the planning and budget factors, it’s time to start the design process and create your dream home! The first phase of the design is typically the first-floor plan; then we can move on to the second-floor plan and layout. At T&G Builders, we find that it’s best to take things one level at a time to ensure our customers are happy with the layout and design on each floor. Once the floor plan is complete (including exterior additions such as decks and porches) we create the elevations to allow owners to get a visual on the windows, doors, and other angles of their design.
We then give customers a presentation to provide them with answers on the budget and detailed specifications. We always present the specifications along with the house location and final plans to keep owners updated and to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of every aspect of the project.
After we receive all permits and required approvals, it is time to build! This is one of the most critical steps for owners, as they must be ready to choose colors and products before the construction can begin. Because we believe that open communication is so important, it is a T&G requirement that every owner is provided with a weekly update during the building process. We will discuss any questions, requests, and our remaining schedule. It’s important for homeowners to keep in mind that the average home takes about 6-7 months to complete, but the wait is well worth it!
Build Your Dream Custom Home With T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.