As a boutique home builder, we have developed tailored processes and procedures to ensure a seamless, enjoyable experience for our clients…from initial site consultation to plan development, budgeting and interior design. The following provides an insight of what to expect when you engage Homes by Monarch in your next building project.
Launching the process is an exciting time of discovery. We will talk through your design ideas and budget considerations and begin to conceptualize your new dream home. Do you want Sleek Contemporary? Tasteful Traditional? Graceful Mediterranean? Southwest Territorial? Bring your ideas on any special features you may be considering such as a wine cellar, collector car garage, captivating statement pieces such as dramatic interior fountain walls, or telescoping doors. Together, we will build on your vision for your home. Many clients clip design inspirations from magazines or create an “idea book” on the online architectural and design website called Houzz or on Pinterest. Think about how your home should be uniquely yours, how you want to utilize the space and views. Your home is more than a refuge; it should enhance your life and lifestyle.
There is more to finding the right home site than just location. Our team has the ability to evaluate the creative possibilities as well as the constraints a property presents. Before you purchase a lot we can advise you on aspects associated with easements, water drainage, city restrictions, building envelopes, HOA requirements, topography and expected development costs. Some of these elements can add considerable costs or design constraints so it is best to have a good understanding before committing on the purchase.
Designing your new home is a very exciting, collaborative process. If you do not have a relationship with a design professional, we have several architects and engineers we work with and we will facilitate matching the design professional’s expertise and personality to your home’s design style and budget. This is the time you really begin to see your dreams turn into a plan. Our participation in this process allows our experience and knowledge of design and costs to be utilized.
Are you ready to have some more fun? Whether practical or exotic, your home’s interior and exterior finishes will reflect your personality and lifestyle. Once we have a preliminary design in place, you will work with our in-house interior designer who will guide you through the selection of all of the finishes in your home - paint color, flooring, door styles, hardware, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom elements and everything in between. We work with small, unique sources as well as national and international suppliers to bring interesting design elements into the mix. If you have engaged your own interior designer we are happy to work together with them, as well.
Once we have all reached a comfortable point of having a preliminary architectural floor plan, four sided elevations and some preliminary interior finish selections, you will be presented with a general budget. As part of this process, we are able to provide you with cost comparisons on alternative construction and design elements so that you can make informed budgetary decisions and plan where you wish to place your investment.
Final design and construction drawings are prepared based on the choices you’ve made along the way. Often times, you will be able to review a 3D electronic model of your home’s structure. Important planning details like where the HVAC mechanical systems are housed, where the outlets are located in relation to your furnishings and how the home entertainment system will be incorporated are all integrated in this final phase of plan development.
You have been intimately involved in the process of designing your dream home and now it’s time to see it come alive. We will carefully manage the entire construction process to ensure your home is of the highest standard of construction. We will keep you updated with photos and videos as your home construction advances and ask to meet you on site at various stages. These meetings will allow for further refinement of your home as it is being constructed. We pay great attention to the small details that ensure the right finishing touches are incorporated…and we will celebrate with you at the completion.
Building your new home has been quite a journey and we hope you look back on the time we’ve spent together with great fondness. We forge strong and deep friendships along the way and are thrilled to be here for the long term.