The Eight Steps to a Quality New Home
1. Choose Your Property
Start with the building site. Quality homes are designed to fit the site. Site elevations, well & septic, utilities and possible building restrictions must be considered prior to finalizing plans for what type of home you will build. Butternut Creek can show you a homesite to fit every desire.
2. Decide on a Home Style
The type of log or timber frame home you will build is a major consideration. Full or partial frames for timber frame homes. The type of corners, chinked or not, full log or half are all among the many considerations for a log home.
3. Compile a Budget
Given no restrictions, almost everyone will build more than they can afford. This step may include a visit with your banker to discuss your options as well as deciding what options your new home will include. It is impossible to anticipate everything that will occur during the construction process so allow monies that you may or may not use to complete the home.
4. Hire the Best
A log or timber frame home is often a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. These homes will be around for more than a century in most cases. Select a team who can get it right, one who is there with you at every decision point with experience and guidance that will make building your new home one of the greatest experiences of your life. We think that team is Butternut Creek, by the way.
5. Determine Your Participation Level
You may be a absentee owner who is building a retirement home for the future and may only have a brief time to be in the Northwoods or you may be living there already and want to be on-site everyday. Whether it's a turn-key home or if you want the experience of being there from start to finish plan now for your involvement.
6. Select Your Floor Plan
For most of us this is the step we think about first. Designing our living space in the home of our dreams is certainly the most fun step in the process. You can start with a sketch that you did one night on the kitchen table or choose a Strongwood or Timber Frame design. You can even borrow a floor plan from somewhere else and we will give it life.
7. Prepare the Final Plans
In this step we transform that kitchen table drawing into blueprints and you will know your approximate final costs before we start digging a hole for your new home.
8. Construction Begins
Away we go! Financing is in place, all permits have been obtained and the equipment is moving. Generally, from three to nine months later you'll be inserting the key in the door of your dream home for the first time. We guarantee a big smile as you cross the threshold.