Before signing our contract to purchase our home, we were given a master list of all the structural options available. This list shows every option available for your type of home and gives you the price for each option. Design selections are done a little later.
Examples of structural options are: extra windows, extensions to make certain rooms larger, extra bathrooms, and updated appliances.
The biggest chunk of money we paid was for our brick elevation.
Of course, you’re able to skip all of the upgrades and just purchase the base house and you’d still have a beautiful home. Thank goodness our home came with a lot of standard features, but we still added quite a few options.
Keep in mind that your base price will likely go up if your builder charges a lot premium. This is a fee that is added onto the base price of the home, if you select a “desirable” lot. Some builders attach a lot premium to every lot they sell, but may vary the amounts they charge.
When you’re ready to sign the contract, your selected options are documented and then you sit back and watch the price of your new home climb higher and higher!
The way NV works, is once you select your exterior (brick or siding), there are preselected shutter and door color combinations to choose from. This is designed to create a more attractive looking neighborhood. To enhance the overall appearance of the neighborhood, there are also rules as to which home or elevation can be next to or across the street from your home.
After signing the contract, we had to make an appointment with the mortgage company to get approved for the mortgage. Then we scheduled our meeting at the design center to make the design selections for the home.
At the design center, you’re able to put your own personal touches in the house. This is where you choose your flooring, bathroom tiles, countertops for kitchen and bathrooms, light fixtures, and faucets.
We were given a private, two-hour session to select all of our options. This was my favorite part of the process!
Here are some of our design selections:
We are very excited to see our design selections come to life in the coming months and will take pictures along the way to share with you.
Hopefully, this series of posts will be able to help someone going through the home building process and make things a little easier to understand.
In the next update, I’ll share our process in selecting a moving company and share pictures of the house under construction.
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