Timing Your Custom Home Build

Jun 04, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about a custom home, there’s a lot to consider before jumping in. The sale of an existing home, the school year for your children, changing jobs – the list goes on. At MILTON, we’re here to make this process, well – less of a process so you can better enjoy all the advantages of building a custom home. Here are the answers to some of your questions:

How long does it take to build a custom home? 

The average build takes six to 12 months to complete from the time a site is chosen to when it’s move-in ready.

How does MILTON work with different client schedules? 

At MILTON, we’re involved every step of the way. We assist you in creating a a timetable that works with your family’s schedule so you should always know what’s happening with your build. We are always available to answer any questions you may have, giving you added peace of mind in knowing your builder is there for you when you need us.

We’ll work with you to iron out all the details so our designers can create something that fits your wants and needs, while remaining sensitive to your target move-in date. We understand life doesn’t stop to build a home, so we always keep your scheduling needs in mind.

What are the steps involved in building a custom home? 

Step one: Choosing a builder – More specifically, choosing the right builder.  Creating a custom home starts with your ideas and are made a reality by architects and designers. You want a builder that works with you to create a plan and executes based on your needs.

Step two: Choosing where to build – There’s a lot to consider when choosing where to move your family. How are the schools? Are there parks nearby? Luckily, we’ve done some of the research for you. See why we chose Westport, Connecticut as our home base.

Step three: Site Preparation, Foundation, and Framing – This is where the main structure of your home is constructed.

Step four: The Vitals – Electric, heat, plumbing, walls and other vital home features are installed. At this stage, you’ll begin to see your new home take shape.

Step five: The Fixings – Larger fixtures are installed such as flooring and cabinets as well as things like molding and paint.

Step six: Special Delivery – Appliances will be delivered, and sinks, counter-tops, and other fixtures will be installed.

Step seven: Home Stretch – Smaller details are resolved and a closing date is chosen.

If you have any questions about our process, or want to learn more about building a custom home, please contact MILTON Development online or by phone 203-441-8385).

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