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What to Know About: Building a Luxury Home

April 2, 2024

New Build, What to Know

A high-end home is not just about luxury materials, it’s also about creating a sense of place in which you can relax and enjoy your definition of comfort.

To us, ‘luxury’ is defined as a home that is designed to reflect your unique personality, lifestyle and taste.

Luxury homes are defined by many factors.

They’re often big, they’re almost always expensive, and they have exquisite details that set them apart from your typical builder-grade affair. But what should you consider if you’re building a luxury home, especially in a hot market like DFW or Northeast Ohio?

The first step in designing a luxury home is finding the right architect and interior designer

The right professional understand what makes a great space. We can help guide you through each step of the process from initial sketches through construction by breaking the overwhelming process of building a home down into three essential components: design concept, functional layout, and material selection.

Overview of the process

Building a luxury home involves several steps. Here’s a five thousand foot view:

  1. Site Selection: Choose the location for your luxury home, considering factors such as views, privacy, proximity to amenities, and local building regulations.
  2. Planning and Design: Work with an architect and your design team to create a custom floor plan and design that meets your specific requirements and style preferences. Pro tip: we like to make initial material selections at this time so you can get accurate build estimates from your construction team.
  3. Hire a General Contractor or Builder: Select a reputable general contractor with experience in building luxury homes. The contractor will oversee the construction process and manage subcontractors. Pro tip: your design team can steer you in the right direction if you aren’t sure where to start.
  4. Construction: The construction process involves clearing the site, laying the foundation, framing, roofing, exterior finishes, interior finishes, and installation of utilities and fixtures.
  5. Decorating: Work with an interior designer to select high-end finishes, materials, and furnishings for the interior of the home. Pro tip: you want to start the decorating process before the construction is too far along so that everything is ready to install prior to move-in day.
  6. Final Inspections: Once construction is completed, the luxury home will undergo final inspections to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations.
  7. Move-In: After obtaining a certificate of occupancy, you can move into your new luxury home and begin to enjoy the customized features and amenities.

Each step in building a luxury home requires careful planning, attention to detail, and collaboration with skilled professionals to achieve a high-quality, custom-built residence. But don’t be overwhelmed, we’re here to help every step of the way.

We’d love to guide you through the process of building your luxury home. Get started here.

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