The Kebuilders Design Process
Whether your dream is a custom New England coastal home with beachfront charm, an elegant primary residence with luxurious features, or the transformation of an existing living space, Kebuilders can help make your vision a reality. We have taken the design build process, expanded upon it and created the exclusive Kebuilders Process. Our process is refined, simple and very effective. We take the time to inform our clients every step of the way, offer sound advice and eliminate the confusion and frustration that is often associated with traditional custom home building.
During this phase, we get to know more about you and your lifestyle needs. Tell us your hopes, ideas, and thoughts. Bring pictures, clippings, drawings, and your Houzz idea books and Pinterest boards.
We want your new home to exceed all of your expectations, so we take this time to ensure that we understand not only your budget but all your needs and desires from a quality-of-life standpoint.
Some of our clients have already acquired a homesite, while others choose from one of our available lots. We can also assist you in locating the perfect home site based on various factors including location, homesite size, price point, amenities, and school district.
Once we have an idea of the type of home and the lot you are desiring, we define high-level specifications for the home, which drives a preliminary budget range.
During this phase, we continue to listen to your needs and desires. We determine the project scope with you and may share examples of homes and ideas that fit your desires to help define specifications and budget.
Initial Ideas and Planning
At the end of this phase, you will have defined the architecture plan for your new home. Accomplishing this can take several routes depending on your desires and previously procured items.
We offer a full in-house design-build service or can work from a third-party set of plans acquired from an architect or online resource.
Our design build process takes our customers from general ideas to a fully custom designed set of plans. After gathering all the necessary survey work, ranging from topography evaluation to tree surveying, we will work with our architects and designers to put together a set of plans that fits your property and your needs.
The design stage can start either from an existing plan or home you’ve seen or completely from scratch. We will work in stages from preliminary floor plan layout to custom exterior elevation design and finally a full construction set of plans. You will have complete design control, working hand in hand with Kebuilders, our architects, designers and interior designers. Please see our idea gallery for homes that Kebuilders have designed and/or built.
We know from experience that these selections are critically important in making your custom home yours. Thus, we work with you to set up a selection schedule that will include a timetable for when certain selections are due.
If desired, one of our designers will help work through the selections process with you. In addition, we have a very strong relationship with our vendors and they are available to assist you during the selection process and help make this time both fun and easy. You are never on your own during this process. We know that while exciting and fun, the selections process can sometimes be overwhelming without experienced help to guide you. We do not maintain a design studio with limited selections. As we are a custom builder, we work with you to pick out selections that meet your desires and budget.
Our construction team will meet with you prior to start to share the construction schedule, to ensure you have online access to our construction software, and to open communications to the team. Each of our homes has a dedicated project manager so you know exactly who is managing your home's construction and who is working with you. Our team will be in constant communication with you throughout the construction process.
New building innovations and technologies are always available and many have been proven to increase the functional usability, strength, durability, and efficiency of homes. Kebuilders is committed to staying informed and aware of products and methods that will provide homeowners with an exceptional home. Kebuilders maintains a culture of active learning and innovation.
We take great pride in our homes and want you and your family to be as proud of your new home as we are. Prior to completion of your home, we will perform a final walkthrough with you to ensure that the level of craftsmanship meets your expectations.