What’s it like to build a home with us?
The custom home construction process is not as long as you might think. In fact, you’re less than one year away from your dream home. You can trust Estes Builders to keep you involved every step of the way. If you’ve ever wondered what building a custom home is really like, follow along with us through each step of the building process as we show you how close you are to getting the keys to your dream home.
Once you’ve met with our in-house architect and finalized your design details, it’s time to break ground on your site. Still searching for land? It’s best to meet with Estes first for a free lot analysis. We can identify any issues with the lot that may increase the budget. If you already own land, we’ll help minimize potential challenges or expenses that could arise from building on your lot. Then get your shovels ready! During this stage, we’ll clear the area and also dig for your foundation. This is the stage when most homeowners feel like the ball is finally rolling.
Shortly after digging, it’s time to lay the foundation. Have you decided to include a basement in your dream home? We’ll start by laying that area first. This stage requires setting up formwork and then pouring the concrete. We’ll make sure you have a solid foundation so that your home is solid and durable for years to come.
Finally, the abstract becomes tangible. When you stop by the home during this stage, you’ll see a full home frame including individual rooms. You may even be able to tour the home during this time to get a better feel for how you’ll live in this beautiful new home of yours.
Get ready to let the light in and enjoy the view with high quality windows. We’ll install your new energy efficient windows shortly after framing.
During this stage, we’ll put a roof on your new home so that it’s dry and protected from the elements. If you’ve opted for a green roof, you’ll enjoy cooler ambient temperatures in the summer and maybe even lower energy bills as a result!
We’ll wrap your home in flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, an energy efficient water and air barrier that’s going to protect your home for years to come. Your home’s unique style and personality is now starting to shine through.
Will you include a deck on your home? During this stage, we’ll add your decking. When you build with Estes, we work with you to position your home to maximize those spectacular Pacific Northwest views. Can you imagine what it’ll be like to grill off of your deck while witnessing the most beautiful sunset? From this stage you will be enjoying spectacular sunsets with friends before you know it.
We’re going inside now as the drywall covers the frame. If these walls could talk they would tell you how excited they are to be amidst all the light and space of your new home.
In this stage we’re on a mission to create beautiful curb appeal with high quality exterior architectural details. We’ll add finishing touches to your exterior siding with beautiful brick or wood accents.
Time to tile! Marble, granite, concrete, or whatever inspires you– This is when we lay it down in the kitchen, the bathrooms, the entrance, and other areas. Your house is starting to look like home.
We’ll address your home’s focal points during this stage of construction. This includes adding special wood or stone accents to your fireplace. It is a fun stage for many homeowners because interior masonry brings a sense of character to the inside of your new home.
In this stage of the building process, we’re adding style and functionality to your living spaces with cabinetry. Whether in your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, craft room, or more, we’ll create pleasing storage possibilities that will make your home as useful as it is beautiful.
Interior trim is the stage that takes your home from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s the little touches that elevate a space into high design and gives your home a personality of its own.
Just like cabinetry, countertops have the ability to tell a story about who you are as a homeowner. Do you embrace minimalism or are you a lover of classic lines and finishes? Your countertop is both an elegant statement piece and a functional workhorse. Discover your countertop options here.
Doors are the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll add doors to all the rooms of your home, including the piece de resistance: your front door. Whether you’ve chosen a formal, stately front door, or one that’s rustic and down-to-earth, your front door will look great on your finished home. It is the final touch before we hand over the keys.
Congratulations! Your dream home is now ready. It’s time to move in the furniture, throw a housewarming party, and live happily ever.
Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.