Take the time to choose the models that work best for you.
We find that most homeowners like to take plenty of time researching their kitchen appliances. And, many of them also want some advice when making the final choices.
Allowances, that is, budgeting general costs for line items before the specific items are chosen, are a fact of life on many custom home projects.
For an allowance to positively serve the homeowners' interest, it must be based on accurate numbers. For example, the homeowners should at least decide what grade of products they want - a decision that can require legwork as well as self-awareness.
The professional who conducts your project to its finale draws from a deep well of knowledge.
While the builder creates the business processes and sets the quality standards needed to build a custom home, someone has to make sure those processes are followed and those standards achieved. The job demands an experienced professional with the same level of technical and interpersonal skills as a front-line manager in any complex industry.
A good supervisor is like a blend of engineer and orchestra conductor, with a bit of psychologist thrown in.
If you have done any research into new homes, you're likely familiar with the three categories of homes and builders: production, semi-custom and custom.
Which one you choose will depend on your budget and your priorities--and each type may appeal to the same people at different points in their lives.