Custom Home Design Process Sioux Falls, SD
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Home Design & Lot Acquisition
From the beginning of this process, you will work with the owner, Justin Oakland, to develop and design the home of your dreams. We utilize an architectural design program that allows you to visualize your new dream house in 3D. Oakland Homes can also assist you in finding the perfect lot location for your new home. There are many different contractors in Southeast South Dakota, but none with the experience and attention to detail you will have with us. If you want to build a new home in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Hartford, Dell Rapids, Tea, or Harrisburg, contact us today!
Bidding The Construction Project
Once the plans are finalized, we can begin to gather pricing on the construction materials and labor to complete your residential construction project. Oakland Homes chooses to work with quality craftsman who take pride in their work and deliver an excellent final product. Once all the numbers come back, Justin will sit down and review the final cost. It is important to get this phase right so costs and the building timeline are met.
After receiving all the bids, we can then write up the contract for review and signing.
Excavating For The House
The hole is dug for your basement and foundation using set elevations to allow for proper drainage around your home. When performing new construction excavation, it is critical to make sure the proper steps are taken so the ensuing foundation will last. Professional excavators are used so our clients know the groundbreaking phase will go smoothly.
New construction mechanical systems include heating/cooling systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, and ventilation systems. HVAC is run through the house. It is important to choose the right furnace and air conditioner to keep the home comfortable during the harsh seasonal changes experienced in South Dakota. An electrical system that meets the current and future needs of the homeowner is important, and roughing in electrical falls into the mechanical part of a new house construction project. Ideally, plumbing should be engineered for years of hassle free performance
Using proper insulation during the home build is important because South Dakota experiences weather extremes. Without properly insulating the walls, basement, and roof the finished house could be drafty and cold in the winter. Or it could be hot and humid during summer months. Improper insulation could also result in excess moisture building up within the structure.
Walls and Finishing
Once framing, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC have been completed, drywall is screwed to all the walls. The joints are taped and texture is applied to all ceilings and walls. Once dried, paint is applied throughout the home. Finish carpenters apply wood trim for a finished look the homeowner will enjoy for years to come.
Concrete is poured for your driveway, sidewalks and patios per your home's design. We can include concrete stamping or staining/coloring for an amazing look. Weather is an important factor to consider when it comes to South Dakota concrete work. Improper flatwork can result in settling, cracks, or premature deterioration. We will take the proper steps to make sure the exterior hard surfaces meet the desired look and function.
Trim and Cabinets
The right wood trim and cabinets can create an amazing home interior. We will work to design functional and beautiful cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, and any other areas where cabinets were designed into the original plan. All millwork is painted or stained. All interior doors and trim are hung to provide highlights to the walls throughout the home.
While electrical wiring was completed during the mechanical systems phase, the electric systems within the structure are not complete yet.After wiring is done, lectrical light fixtures, light switches, outlets, faceplates, and other finishing touches are put into the house.
Tile, Wood, Carpet - Flooring
Flooring is one of the largest surface areas withing the new house. It is important to choose flooring that matches with the original design and budget. While it may be tempting to cut corners on flooring, cheap floors can wear out much more quickly. We install tile, wood, and carpet throughout the house. Floor registers for heating and cooling are installed. Any touch up painting is done at this time.
Plumbing fixtures like toilets, showers, and sinks are installed in the new home. Selecting a custom fixture for certain spaces can really make bathrooms and kitchens enjoyable. These fixtures are typically used frequently, so this is another area where a homeowner should not cut corners.
The home will be inspected by multiple different government agencies. Once approved, your home will be certified safe and will be ready to occupy. You will walk through the home to verify all work is completed.
Here's where you sign the final paperwork and receive the keys to your new home.