Construction Processes

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Elements Design Build is commited to helping everyone understand the home builder construction process better. We provide insight into the many different areas of the home builder construction processes. We will cover the different types of construction, the many different avaliable products as well. We look forward to working with you on this exciting journey as we build your home and put you in your Element.

How to Avoid a Home Building Horror Story

By |2019-08-16T12:54:07-04:00August 16th, 2019|

If you’ve talked with family and friends about wanting to build a home on your land or lot, you’ve probably heard some stories.  Unfortunately, when it comes to new construction, everyone seems to have a home building horror story about a terrible experience with a builder.  And the two most common horror stories involve time [...]

Before Building a New Home: The Planning Stage

By |2019-08-08T11:02:54-04:00August 8th, 2019|

A smooth home building project is ideal.  Clients, subcontractors, and builders are all happy when there are few issues, allowing building projects to be completed on time and on budget.  So, how do you ensure a smooth build of your new custom home?  Well, the answer to that question actually lies in what steps you [...]

How much does it cost to build a custom home?

By |2019-08-02T12:37:10-04:00August 2nd, 2019|

One of the first inquiries potential clients make when they contact us is, “How much does it cost to build a custom home?”  They are usually looking for (or at least hoping for) a straight-forward answer, either an over-all or price-per-square-foot cost.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to give a straight-forward answer.  There are numerous factors [...]

Construction Loan Financing: What is it?

By |2019-07-26T17:03:43-04:00July 26th, 2019|

In our professional opinion, one of the first steps to building a custom home on your land is to obtain financing.  We realize that applying for construction loan financing can be a stressful part of building a new home.  We also know that knowledge can help ease worries.  Because of this, we are here to [...]

Home Builders do not want all your money

By |2019-07-18T15:06:20-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Unlike the sleezy, money-grubbing image portrayed on TV, reputable home builders do not want all your money.  Let me say that again, I do not want all your money.  In fact, I often try to talk clients out of spending more money.  As a home builder who utilizes a cost-plus contract, this may sound a [...]

Should You Build a Custom Home or Buy an Existing House?

By |2019-06-28T13:59:20-04:00June 28th, 2019|

Whether you are choosing to move or have a life event that requires moving, there is a big choice that you must make…  Should you build a custom home or buy an existing house?  This is a very important question that requires some serious thought, as there are pros and cons to both sides.  So, [...]

Don’t Give Up on Your Dream Home

By |2019-05-24T17:07:53-04:00May 24th, 2019|

In our last post, “House Hunting: Are you looking for a unicorn?”, we said one way to get the house you need is to “Stop hunting and build a new, custom home instead.”  Now, you’re probably thinking, “Well, of course a design build firm would say that!”  While there are positives to designing and building [...]

Visualize Your Custom Home

By |2019-05-09T14:43:07-04:00May 9th, 2019|

Designing the custom home of your dreams is an exciting venture.  Unfortunately, explaining your vision to floor plan designers and home builders can be challenging.  Fortunately, we have a few tips and strategies to help you not only visualize your custom home, but clearly communicate that vision to design build professionals. How to visualize your [...]

The Reality about Reality Home Improvement Shows

By |2019-04-29T14:43:42-04:00April 29th, 2019|

Recently, I heard on the radio that “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will be returning to airwaves late 2019.  My wife will be so excited!  Honestly, we both enjoy watching reality home improvement shows.  As a professional in the home design and home building industries, I enjoy seeing the whole house transformations. But there are some [...]

31 Steps to Building Your Dream Home

By |2019-04-19T18:57:00-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Though building a custom home is exciting, it also often causes some trepidation.  In fact, a common concern we hear from families in the market for a new home is that they are worried about the home building process. Generally, worries, concerns, and/or fears arise from not knowing what is involved with the ground-up approach [...]