Phase 1 & 2 of Planning Your Custom Home

Phase 1 & 2 of Planning Your Custom Home

Bringing your custom home from vision to reality is an incredible experience. Whether you are planning your summer lakeside getaway, a luxe custom infill home, or an estate home on the perfect piece of land, it can be an elaborate and detailed process.

There are two types of clients: one who lives for the idea of meticulously drawing out every nook and cranny, and the other who just wants to fast forward to move in day. Whichever type you are it’s very necessary to ensure you do not miss any of the important details, prior to breaking ground, to ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget. Today we will take you though a two phased approach to the design and planning of your custom home build.


Planning Your Kelowna Custom Home


Deciding to build a custom home is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting times of your life, but it also can bring about the most stress. The good news is there are tried and true methods to reduce the overwhelm, and ensure that your home build will go off without a hitch. Through a comprehensive design and planning phase with a full-service home building team ensures that the design, planning and construction of your new home will be a fun and enjoyable experience.

What many people don't realize is that the preliminary planning phases will be, and should be, the most time consuming parts of the project. This initial time well spent will pay off in spades because your custom home builder can ensure there will be little to no hiccups down the road during construction that will inevitably cost money and valuable time. This comprehensive two part planning process will deliver peace of mind through your entire project.


The Process: Full Service Design and Planning


The 1st Phase: Conceptual and Planning

This first planning phase is where the home builder's immense experience, or lack thereof, will truly show. The biggest concerns for the homeowners is delivering the project within their budget and Phase 1 will deliver a full scope of what to expect before moving forward with more of a financial investment.

During phase 1 your custom home team will work alongside the interior and exterior designers, architects, engineers, construction professionals and municipality contacts that need to be involved in your new home design and planning. A design-build company will collaborate between you and everyone involved during this important time to ensure a straightforward and thorough process.


The 2nd Phase: Commissioning and Permitting

Next in line is the action phase of your home. Commissioning and Permitting takes your custom home build one step closer to beginning construction. By now you will have detailed pricing, thorough timelines, layouts and drawings of your custom home which are just about ready to be finalized and approved for construction.

This is known as the launching phase of your home build as your full-service custom home builder will take your schematics, drawings and site plans and finalize all the details you will need before you commit to move into home construction. All documents will be permit ready and every question will be answered before ever breaking ground.


Benefits of a Design-Build Custom Home Plan


This two pronged approach to custom home design and planning was meticulously created after decades of custom home building experience. This type of full service process will take you effortlessly through the most important steps for developing your custom home building plans. The benefits to partnering with a full service home builder for your custom home design is:

  1. Through decades of experience, a large network of trades and professional contacts, an overarching view of your entire build is delivered to you through every aspect of these ever important initial steps
  2.  Your project is far more likely to actually be delivered within your budget when the builder is involved from the beginning as they can foresee potential issues that will cost you money
  3. Because the planning phases were so thorough you will have a realistic timeline for construction so you can plan your life accordingly
  4. Before moving forward with the rest, and most expensive part of the build, these initial phases will give you a fully realized picture of your custom home
  5. Because you will be working with a team, your custom home contractor will become your only point of contact throughout the full process which allows for streamlined and straightforward communication and planning
  6. After these initial phases are complete, you will come out of the other side with approved construction ready documents, detailed costing, and all the finalized information for you to start building your custom home

It gets even better. When you go through these initial phases with FLR Custom Homes Kelowna we provide our expertise and planning experience for a nominal fee. We do this to show you complete transparency in our process and allow you the ability to compare estimates with other builders if you wish.

FLR Custom Homes Kelowna is proudly serving the Okanagan providing 40+ years of design, planning and construction experience. Contact us for a consultation at 778-721-5791 or through the website form below.

Live The Okanagan Dream

Life in the Okanagan means idyllic lakes, lush orchards, stunning views, endless skies, and the opportunity to live your best life. If you are ready to build the home of your dreams amid the abundant beauty that can be found here, connect with FLR Custom Homes today. Share your vision for your perfect home and together let’s make it happen.

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