At North Elm, we build new homes that mirror the personalities and lifestyles of our clients. That’s why it’s important to us that you’re included in the process. We want you to know exactly what’s going on and what you’re paying for. The result? An original new home that’s built right the first time.
The first part of the process is to sit down and talk about what you’re looking for and what you want from your home. Whether you need help finding a lot or if you already have one, this is the phase where we discuss location. Everything we design and build is focussed on location. Views, sunlight, wind, accessibility, geographical features - these elements all factor into the overall design of your home.
After we discover what you want from your home, we will work with you to fit it into a budget that works for you.
In this phase we take your concept and translate it from rough drawings and sketches to finished blueprints. We start with the preliminary drawings and work with you to have a final sign off on the design. We want 100% input from our clients. If you have a small idea that you’d like us to develop further that’s great, but there’s no minimum or maximum. Your involvement is up to you. If you want to design the details down to the shelving in your closets, great. If you’re more of a hands-off person, we’ll transform your vision and make the tough decisions for you. We have people on our team that can walk you through the bulk of the work or you can shop around yourself. In this phase of the process you will sit down with our team and coordinate everything from flooring, paint colours, tile work, cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures and more. We’ll make sure that the budget allows for everything you want and tweak the design as we go.
Whether your project is a new build or a renovation we’ll keep the project rolling on time and on budget. Throughout this phase we’ll continue to review estimates and quotes to make sure all work is being done within your budget. We’re on site often to ensure everything is being done efficiently and the best it can be. We’re always there as a representative for you and your family to make sure that your vision is executed as best as it can be.
There will be many walkthroughs throughout your build and you can check-in on-site as often as you’d like. By having open communication throughout your project, we’re able to fine tune your needs as we go.
Once we’ve completed all the work on your home, our relationship is not over. We build lasting relationships with our clients so you know we’re here when you need us, even after your project is complete. Our relationship with you is lasting: we’re in it for the long haul. We want to be by your side for as long as you own your home, not just the length of the build. We’ll check-in with you after you’ve had time to enjoy your new space at which time we can mitigate any concerns you may have.