Our Process

At Sharper Homes, we have refined and perfected the process of building custom homes over the many years we have been in business. Often customers want to know what they can expect throughout the building process.

#1chooseyourlot

Choose Your Lot

The home building process can begin in many ways. But it’s best to start with the right location because some lots accommodate specific floor plans better than others. Once you have chosen the perfect location, you reserve the lot by placing a refundable deposit down on the home site of your choice. That way, no one else will snatch it up while we are working out the details of your new build. If you already own a lot, we offer the No Worries Off-Site program.

#4finalplansmeeting

Design Meeting

Meet with our project manager to decide on the plan design and customization for your new home.  At this stage we determine any major structural and mechanical items needed to obtain a building permit. With this information, we can discuss initial pricing.

#2 Purchase Agreement

Purchase Agreement

A purchase agreement will be signed based on our base pricing plus any structural changes required.

#5surveyandpermit

Survey and Permit

Once you have approved the final structural details, the surveyor will place stakes on the lot site. Upon receipt of the survey, Sharper Homes will apply for a building permit with the city.

#6preparation

Preparation of the Building Site

Meanwhile, your lot will be cleared, leveled, and excavated as necessary in preparation for the beginning of construction on your new home.  Offsite builds will include a site evaluation to best determine the site usage and cost requirement necessary for your build.

#7specmeeting

Spec Meeting

Now that all of the structural decisions have been made, it’s time to decide on the finer details. We will go over the bulk of your options at the spec meeting. These options include trim packages, door styles, countertop materials, appliances, and more! If you have an eye for design, it’s time to let it shine! If you don’t, you can rely on the aid of our experienced designers to help with this process.

#8vendormeetings

Vendor Meetings

To finish making your selections, you will make appointments to visit showrooms, where you can see your options in person. 

#9lets Build

Let's Build!

Along with our team, you’ve done a lot of work planning for your future home, from the overall structure to the minute details. All of it will soon pay off. Once we receive the city building permit, construction can begin.

#10digging

Digging

First, we dig the footings and basement. Then, the foundation and the basement walls are built. You can now see the footprint of your home. 

#11framing

Framing

We install the exterior walls and roof first. Then we move on to the interior walls. We don’t want the inside of your house to get rained on. So, we work from the outside, in.

#12exteriorfinish

Exterior Finish

We will complete the exterior of your home on its own weather-dependent timeline. It can happen at any point after the framing is completed. For example, during the winter, we wait to finish the driveway and landscaping until the following spring.

#13electricalselections

Electical Selections

Once your home is framed, we will give you the option of having a walkthrough with our electrician. During this walkthrough, you will get the chance to specify how many lights, switches, and wall jacks you would like and where you would like them to be located. 

#14inthewalls

In the Walls

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

#15drywall

Drywall

Once the sheetrock is hung, the seams are taped, and the ceilings are textured. Your rooms will begin to take shape at this point!

#16paint

Paint

We will apply a preliminary finish to the walls of your home.

#17flooringtakeone

Flooring - Take One

Any wood, vinyl, and tile flooring that you chose for your home in the spec or vendor meetings will be installed in your home at this point.

#18woodwork

Woodwork

The cabinets, doors, and millwork that you chose for your home in the spec or vendor meetings are delivered and installed.

#19outsidethewalls

Outside the Walls

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

#20flooringtaketwo

Flooring - Take Two

Not it is time to install any carpeting that you chose for your home in the spec or vendor meetings. We also apply the final paint throughout your new home.

#gettingclose#

Getting Close

We put up any shelving and install your new appliances. Then it is time for us to give everything a thorough cleaning so that you can move into a sparkling new home.

#22orientation

Orientation

It is now time for the job supervisor to introduce you to your new home. He will take you on a walkthrough and give you all the information you could need to know. This is also your chance to create a list of questions or items you want looked at before you move in.

#23closing

Closing

The big day has arrived! The building process concludes with you taking ownership of your new home at the closing. Congratulations on your new home!

#warranty#

Warranty and Services

Sharper Homes prefers to use local, owner-operated vendors who stake their reputation on quality products and service. We offer a 1-year warranty on workmanship and materials, 2 year warranty on systems, and 10 year warranty on the structure of your new home. If you have a question or a request that you would like us to address, we will be happy to set up an appointment to take care of it.

Your New Home Is Waiting to be Built

Shouldn’t it be a Sharper Home? Contact us today at 763-783-1000 or online to get started designing and building the home of your dreams.