New Home Building Process

Home-Shopper to Home-Owner

And every step in between. Here's how it all works.

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Choose Your Lot

To reserve the lot of your choice while you work out the details of the new build, place a refundable deposit on the home site.

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Design Meeting

In this meeting, you decide the plan design, customization, and discuss initial pricing. Major structural and financial decisions are hammered out - ie moving walls, adding windows, roof shapes - the big stuff.

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Purchase Agreement

A contract is written and signed, and a down payment is made with Sharper Homes.

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Final Plans Meeting

Our in-house designer will present the final drawings for your review. Your approval of the final structural details of the home will allow Sharper to apply for a building permit.

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Survey and Permit

The surveyor will place stakes on the lot site. Upon receipt of the survey, Sharper will apply for a building permit.

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Site Prep

Meanwhile, your lot will be cleared, leveled, and excavated as necessary in preparation for the beginning of construction.

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Spec Meeting

All of the structural decisions have been made. Now it's time to decide on the finer details. The bulk of your options will be specified at this meeting - trim packages, door styles, counter top materials, appliances, etc.

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Vendor Meetings

You will make appointments to visit showrooms for flooring, lighting, etc. to finish selections.

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Lets Build!

After all of that planning, construction begins once we receive the city building permit.

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Digging

The footings and basement are dug, and the foundation and basement walls are built. You can now see the footprint of your home.

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Framing

Exterior walls and roof are installed first, then interior walls.

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Electrical Selections

After the home is framed, you have the option of having a walkthrough with our electrician. This gives you the chance to specify the quantities and locations of lights, switches, and wall jacks.

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Sidenote: Exterior finish

The exterior of the home is compeleted on its own timeline depending on weather and can happen at any point after framing is completed. For winter construction, the driveway and landscaping are completed the following spring.

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In The Walls

Next the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and low voltage lines are run through the walls.

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Drywall

When the sheetrock is hung, the seams are taped, and the ceilings are textured, your rooms will begin to take shape.

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Paint

A preliminary finish is applied to the walls.

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Flooring - Take One

Wood, vinyl and tile flooring is installed.

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Woodwork

Cabinets, doors and millwork are delivered and installed.

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Outside the Walls

The electrical and plumbing lines are finished, and fixtures are installed.

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Flooring - Take Two

Carpeting is installed, and final paint is applied.

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Getting Close

Appliances and shelving are installed, and the home is cleaned.

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Orientation

To give you the need to know information about your home, the job supervisor will provide a walk-through. This is also your chance to create a list of items or questions you want looked at before you move in.

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Closing

This is it - the building process concludes with you taking ownership of your new home at the closing. Congratulations on your new home!

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Warranty and Service

Sharper Homes prefers to use local, owner operated vendors who stake their reputation on quality products and service. If you have a question or a request that you would like us to address, we'll be happy to set up an appointment to take care of it.