Okay, it’s been a little while since I have updated you on our new build. Things have been happening behind the scenes, I promise. We are still working with Clayton on finalizing our floor plan and we have started going section by section of the exterior and working on materials and other details. We also were able to walk the site with him a few weeks ago while we was in town from Utah and you can now watch that video on my YouTube channel. We are hoping to submit our plans to engineering by the end of the month. If you want to get caught up on this project from the start you can head to this post or just head to the last post.
One of the biggest decisions that we have had to make over the last couple of months is who to work with as our builder for our new home. As you might know, we thought about self building the home. Which means that we would have general contracted the build ourselves. We would have needed to have someone build the shell of the home and then we would manage all of the subcontractors ourselves. We thought that this would save us time and money. Here are the reasons we decided to not go this route:
After thinking through those things a little bit more, we decided to contact a few local custom home builders. I wanted to interview 3 builders. I feel like it was the right number for us to know that we were making the correct decision. We interviewed 2 builders close together and we knew who we liked between the two of them. And then we wanted to talk with one more builder to solidify that our decision and our instinct was correct and to make sure that the numbers and timelines were about the same across the board. After our third builder meeting, we knew for sure that Rafterhouse was who we wanted to work with. So…meet our design and build team – Rafterhouse!via Rafterhouse
Rafterhouse has been building homes pretty much as long as we have been flipping homes. Their quality and craftsmanship is incredible! I have been following along with them on social media for years and years. They started working in an area of Phoenix called Arcadia and it’s this pocket of homes with charm and character and I have always been drawn to their work. But besides their amazing work, we were so impressed with Austin and his team. Every interaction left us more and more comfortable that we made the right decision. Here are a few reasons that we chose to work with them:
Check out some of their projects below! We have our design intake meeting with them next month, so until then I will be working on design concepts for each space and really narrowing down the style and look that I want to see inside the house. I’m super excited to get started on this!!via Rafterhouse via Rafterhouse via Rafterhouse via Rafterhouse
I can’t wait to fill you in more as the design and build process progresses!!
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Brittany Krupnik is a real estate investor, designer and home stager. She creates spaces where life can be enjoyed - whether that is reimagining a space and bringing it back to life through flipping, helping someone envision themselves and the life they can have in a new home through staging or designing a vacation rental that serves as the backdrop for families and friends to create memories.
Brittany has staged over 500 homes and designed over 250 homes. When she is not designing, you can find her reading, traveling or trying out a new restaurant. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and 3 kids.
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