Just about every homebuilder conducts construction walkthroughs with the buyer as the house gets closer to being finished. But if you don’t know what to look for during your walkthroughs, you’ll miss out on an important opportunity to truly get to know your home. Here are some key considerations to help you make the most of your home walkthroughs.
Discuss Adjustments & Change Orders
Walkthroughs provide an important opportunity to see the work almost completed and discuss how things have gone with your building team. This is also a good time to address any questions regarding change orders, allowances or selections you made during the building process. The walkthrough is the time to review changes and ensure your wishes are being carried out.
Identify Items That Need to Be Fixed
While we strive to provide the highest-level craftsmanship possible, the nature of construction means that certain issues will pop up over the course of the work. To address this, our final walk through involves going through the entire house with the homeowner to identify “punch out” items that need to be repaired.
This covers everything from dinged paint and cabinet adjustments to bigger concerns like a non-functioning electrical outlet or issues with an appliance. Every area should be tested or examined! All problem areas are noted by the project manager, identifying items that need to be addressed prior to the homeowner moving in or in an agreed upon timeframe.
Get to Know Your Home
Finally, your walkthroughs provide a chance to truly get to know your home. With technology more integrated into our homes than ever, understanding how these “smart” systems work will make a big difference in helping you enjoy your home.
If you’re considering building a new house with Capstone Custom Homes, visit one of our model homes. This offers a great opportunity to see our craftsmanship in person and go over the options for building your own dream home.