October 29, 2018

Plan to Succeed

Published by: 3 pillar Homes, Tuesday, October 16 2018. 

A complete set of plans and specs will eliminate problems and help ensure a smooth project.

Never underestimate the importance of good plans and specifications to a successful new home build. These crucial documents need to be fully completed in order to generate a realistic price, schedule, and contract. Too often, however, they’re left undone.

The plans are the visual representation of the finished home, showing what it will look like when complete. They include dimensions and other important details that guide the builder during the project. The plans should also verify any regulations that apply to the project, such as height limits, setbacks, solar access by neighboring properties, survey requirements, and whether the home is in a flood zone. In fact, most building departments want to see a full set of plans before issuing a building permit.

Specifications, or specs, detail in writing what types of appliances, fixtures, roofing, siding, and even paint will be used in the home. They may even reference written quality standards. This information helps the builder create a realistic budget and tells the homeowners exactly what they are getting for their money.

Incomplete specs are a common cause of job problems. That’s because a lot of projects get underway before all items have been fully specified. The reasons? Perhaps the homeowners couldn’t make up their minds about certain items, such as the grade of carpet in the master bedroom. In such cases, the builder and homeowner may agree on an allowance amount to spend on the items and leave the actual product decisions until later.

Most jobs proceed smoothly with some allowances, but having more than a few is asking for trouble. Remember that plans and specs set expectations and give clarity to the job, so leaving things out may lead to conflicts, delays, and unexpected price increases. The same goes for vaguely written specs—the term “midrange kitchen faucet” might mean different things to the builder and homeowners, so the homeowners could end up with a lower quality faucet than they expected or have to fork over $200 more for the one they really want.

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Join the Jerome Village builders for a Community-Wide Open House

Sunday, October 21 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Located in Dublin City Schools, Jerome Village offers 13 neighborhoods featuring a diverse range of architectural styles, home sizes and price points to meet your needs.

Come explore more than 10 homes – from beautifully decorated models, to move in ready spec homes.

Bob Webb Homes10600 Honeysuckle Way

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Bob Webb Homes11371 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

3 Pillar Homes: 11325 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Compass Homes: 10626 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Epcon Communities: 10312 Silverbell Drive

Located in The Courtyards at Jerome Village, $350k – $550k

Arthur Rutenberg Homes: 11170 Plum Ridge Place

Located in Plum Ridge Place, $1.5+ mil.

Coppertree Homes: 11363 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Manor Homes: 8078 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Memmer Homes: 11355 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Pulte Homes: 11547 Sumner Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Fischer Homes: 8005 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 7385 Willowbrush Drive

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Schottenstein Homes: 7421 Yarrow Run Road

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Romanelli & Hughes: 11312 Cedar Crest Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

 

 

Download the open house map.

Make sure to plan your day accordingly and stop by Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub, located in the Jerome Village Community Center. We recommend their famous Founder’s Favorite!

Join the Jerome Village builders for a Community-Wide Open House

Sunday, October 7th from 12 pm – 4 pm

Located in Dublin City Schools, Jerome Village offers 13 neighborhoods featuring a diverse range of architectural styles, home sizes and price points to meet your needs.

Come explore more than 10 homes – from beautifully decorated models, to move in ready spec homes.

Bob Webb Homes10600 Honeysuckle Way

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Bob Webb Homes11371 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

3 Pillar Homes: 10602 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Compass Homes: 10626 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Epcon Communities: 10312 Silverbell Drive

Located in The Courtyards at Jerome Village, $350k – $550k

Arthur Rutenberg Homes: 11170 Plum Ridge Place

Located in Plum Ridge Place, $1.5+ mil.

Coppertree Homes: 11363 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Manor Homes: 7979 Wren Wood Drive

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Memmer Homes: 11355 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Pulte Homes: 11547 Sumner Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Fischer Homes: 8005 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 7385 Willowbrush Drive

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Schottenstein Homes: 7421 Yarrow Run Road

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Romanelli & Hughes: 11312 Cedar Crest Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

 

 

Download the open house map.

Make sure to plan your day accordingly and stop by Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub, located in the Jerome Village Community Center. We recommend their famous Founder’s Favorite!