Flooring Options

Categories: Flooring, Home Builder | Posted: June 27, 2016

Wood Flooring:

Hardwood floors are traditional and remain one of the most elegant culls due to their shine, natural texture and variety of stains / culminates. They are durable. If installed and maintained properly will last the lifetime of the home. Wood floors are more sumptuous to purchase and harder to install then other flooring options. This is often the most prevalent deciding factor in determining whether it’s the right cull for a home. For homes built in Coastal Georgia, an engineered wood would be the better option as it holds up better in humidity.

Laminate Flooring:
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Laminate has become very popular as a substitute for wood flooring. If you dote the look of wood but want something more affordable and more facile to install, laminate is a great option. Laminate is more durable, easy to clean and withstands scratches and dents much better than hardwood. It is however harder to rehabilitate. Planks may have to be abstracted and superseded whereas in hardwood a defect could be sanded out and refinished.

Ceramic Tile:

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Ceramic tile can be visually perceived from bathrooms to living rooms. It is facile to clean and maintain while integrating a sleek finish for more contemporary homes. Ceramic may not be a good option for areas where children play and are prone to falling because of its hardness. Homeowners in warmer climate areas like Georgia incline to choose ceramic flooring as it feels cooler to the physical contact. Ceramic tile can also be slippery. Picking a tile with some texture may be best for homes where slips and falls are a concern.

Vinyl / Linoleum:


Vinyl and Linoleum are terms that incline to be interchangeable but are in fact two variants of material. Where Linoleum is a product made from natural materials and oils, vinyl is made with synthetic products. These type of flooring options come in astronomically immense sheets or squares with a wide variety of patterns. They are fairly facile to clean and hold up well in heftily ponderous traffic areas. The kitchen is a mundane place to optically discern this type of flooring but it is congruous for other areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. One of the most immensely colossal perks to vinyl and linoleum is the affordability.


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While wall to wall carpet is not as popular as it once was in homes, it is still a great option for homes wanting comfort. Carpet is very easy to install and decently priced. It may not require to be cleaned as often as a hard surface, but it is remotely harder to maintain in terms of stain abstraction and annual steam cleaning. Homeowners who cull carpet often choose it because of the comfortable setting it engenders while reducing the noise of walking that harder surfaces would create. Allergy and Asthma sufferers should note that airborne particles incline to stick into carpet fibers. Customary vacuuming can help minimize the issue but it will not eliminate it entirely.


Marble, travertine, granite, limestone and slate are all examples of stones that can be utilized in flooring. They give a luxurious feel to a home with a beautiful texture and culminate. Like ceramic tile, stone has a cool property that makes it another great cull for Georgia homes. They are perdurable and are considered a lifetime flooring.

New Phase has begun… in Savannah Highlands

Categories: Home Builder, Our Communities, Savannah Highlands | Posted: May 11, 2016

Realtors & Clients we are now taking reservations for our next phase!



For more information visit our website or contact the Builder at 912-341-4865

Happy Birthday Jerry Konter!

Categories: Home Builder | Posted: March 23, 2016


We would like to wish our very own

Jerry Konter a Happy Birthday today!!!

From all of us at Konter Quality Homes, have a wonderful day!!

Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah

Categories: Home Builder | Posted: January 20, 2016

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History of Home Builders Association

of Greater Savannah

In June, 1955 Judge David Atkinson of the Superior Court of Chatham County signed the order which created the Home Builders Association of Savannah. The Association started with 27 Charter members and today stands strong with over 400 members. Since its inception, the Association has had 59 Presidents including our current President, Mr. Kevin Kirsch.

The Association has grown tremendously over the past 60 years. We now have 3 Chapters and over 15 different committees and councils. We have a Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee in addition to an Engineers and Developers Council who works directly with City and Council Officials to help shape the way developing will take place in the future.

In recent years the HBA has had many exciting developments. 1998 we developed our Effingham Chapter and a few years later, we developed our Bryan County Chapter. It was at this point that we legally changed the name of the Association to the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. In July of 2000 we moved into our brand new 4000 SF Office Building which houses our staff of 2. The debt free building was built and paid for by the dedicated Members of our Association.

Past Presidents of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah

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Jerry Konter; past inductee of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah Hall of Fame is presenting the award to the newest inductee

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2016 President – Candler Wilson

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2016 Officers

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President: Candler Wilson | Vice President: Mark Bouy | Treasurer: Jeff Schofield | Secretary: Fred Bricketto | Associate Vice President: Tracey Burdette | Sales and Marketing Council Chairman: David Hagan | Executive Officer: Patty Rietkovich | Immediate Past President: Kevin Kirsch

2016 Board of Directors

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*Virtual tour of our beautiful “Camden” plan*

Categories: Home Builder, Virtual Tour | Posted: January 6, 2016

The Camden is a beautiful large family home. The 1st floor features a wonderful open design with large chef’s kitchen featuring an island that will seat the whole family! A dining room and living room anchor the front portion of the home and a large family room opens to the kitchen, allowing you multiple entertaining options. The ground floor Owner’s suite includes a large walk in closet and luxury bath with shower and separate garden tub. The 2nd floor features a large loft/bonus room and four bedrooms. with two additional enlarged bathrooms. The Camden includes spray foam insulation and is Earth Cents rated helping you to save money on your utility bills immediately!! Check out our Camden Floor Plans – click here!!
Check out our Move-in Ready homes – click here!!

*Virtual tour of our beautiful “Walton” plan*

Categories: Home Builder, Virtual Tour | Posted: January 6, 2016

The Walton is beautiful two story home that features four bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms and a large bonus room. The Walton features Icynene spray foam insulation, and is Energy Star certified. 9′ ceilings and an open kitchen and great room give the Walton a spacious open feeling. The Owner’s bathroom includes dual vanities an enclosed toilet space and a large walk in closet. The second floor features 3 additional bedrooms each with a walk-in closet as well as a large bonus room. Check out our Walton Floor Plans – click here!!
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*Virtual tour of our beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. “Oglethorpe” plan*

Categories: Home Builder | Posted: November 4, 2015

The Oglethorpe by Konter Quality Homes is the perfect home for your growing family. At over 4000 square feet this grand estate features large open living spaces, quality craftsmanship and keen attention to detail.

A delightful foyer offers a warm and inviting entrance into this home with views of the adjacent elegant dining room and formal living room. While extensive crown molding, dramatic custom trim details and wood flooring add character to the Oglethorpe’s fabulous living spaces. Granite counter tops enhance the chef inspired kitchen that boast modern appliances and tons of cabinet space.

Retreat upstairs to reveal a massive bonus room that’s perfect for a play area, media room or both.This home wouldn’t be complete without an abundance of spacious bedrooms exemplified by the large owners suite. Featuring a cozy sitting area and tray ceiling the owners suite radiants tranquility. While the luxurious owner’s bath whose spa inspired features promote an aura of relaxation.

Spacious open concept living and exceptional craftsmanship give this grand estate every feature the modern and growing family needs. And at Konter Quality Homes quality isn’t just in our name.. it’s in every home we build. Check out our Oglethorpe floor plans…click here!

When building your new home, don’t forget these things!

Categories: Home Builder | Posted: September 16, 2015

When building your new home, don’t forget these things!

Closet & Organization



  • Put outlets in several closets.

  • Make sure your closets have enough space for both double hung rods, and singles to accommodate long clothes.

  • Include a full size broom cupboard in pantry or laundry room to hide all the cleaning items away from sight.

  • Add more closet/linen space than you think you’ll need.

  • Include cubbies in mudroom with an outlet in each one.

  • Add a motion sensor to pantry and closet lights.

  • Add outlet in master toilet closet for night light.

  • Outlets inside vanity cabinets (upper and lower) in bathroom for dryer etc.

  • Include heated towels racks.

  • Don’t caulk the bottom of your toilet to the tile which could hide leaks.

  • Make use of the pony wall in a bathroom by turning it into storage.





  • Run conduit under the driveway for future wiring or plumbing needs.

  • Prewire speakers both indoor and outdoor.

  • Ensure you have hose outlets and power on all 4 sides of your house, and on top of any raised areas.

  • Hot/cold outdoor water is good for washing pets.

  • Motion sensor pre-wire for selected exterior lights.

  • Keypad entry on garage door (Keypad entry on front door is great as well).

  • Gas line to grill.


  • Outlets in kitchen pantry for charging, or for items that may end up living there.

  • With wide islands, put cabinets on the both sides. While they are not easy to get to, they are good for storing seldomly used items.

  • Include a built-in paper towel holder.

  • Custom storage organization in kitchen drawers.

  • Warming drawer in dining room.

  • Pantry entrance near both kitchen and garage.

  • Custom shelves and a place to plug in appliances in pantry.

  • Outlets above cabinets for Christmas lighting.

  • Set up for both gas and electric appliances.

  • Pantry door on swivel.

  • Pantry light on motion sensor.

  • Copper tubing for your ice maker from the freezer and until it’s out of the kitchen wall.

  • Drawer or below counter microwave.

  • Knife drawer.

  • Pull-out garbage/recycling/laundry (for dirty dish towels/napkins/bibs!).

  • Paper towel holder in drawer slot.

  • Drawers for all lower cabinets (more efficient use of space).

  • Two soap pumps at sink (one for hand soap, one for dish soap).

  • Easy-access place to store frequently used appliances.

  • Place to hang hand towels & aprons.


  • Central Vac with vac pans.

  • Plan where furnace vents will go instead of letting the builder decide.

  • HEPA filtration for allergy sufferers.

  • Receptacles for fire extinguishers.

  • Where possible, pocket doors.

  • Add soundproofing where needed.

  • A phone by the door leading into the garage for calls when you are getting in or out of the car.

  • An inside button to open and close your garage door.

  • Additional support during framing on the top side of windows for curtains.

  • Ensure builders don’t “box” off spaces, where storage or shelving could go.

  • Plan an elevator shaft in case you want to install one later, in the meantime it will serve as storage closets. (Aging in Place)


Electrical & Plumbing



  • Prewire security system & cameras.

  • Run wire and prepare roof for future solar.

  • Separate 20z circuit with outlets at waist height in garage to
    plug in tools.

  • Separate 20z circuit for TV and A/V equipment.

  • Pre-wiring for music and speakers, inside and outside.

  • iPad controllers in the walls to control whole house music systems.

  • Pre-wire for generator to essential areas.

  • Carbon monoxide unit on the wall near bedrooms.

  • Include a 220V to garage (tools, future electric car, etc.)

  • Measure the location of anything under the slab, and various utilities out in the yard.

  • Include a drain in the garage to get rid of excess water from vehicles after rain and snow.

  • Light switch to the attic in the hallway (and remember lights in attic in general).

  • Solar tubes in areas that don’t get natural sunlight.

  • In cabinet lights and outside lights on timers.

  • Check all remotes for ceiling fans prior to construction completion.

  • 3 way switches are helpful.

  • Master switch from master bedroom that controls all exterior lights.


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Holiday Preparedness

  • 4 plug outlets near the bed in the master.

  • A light switch at the head of your bed so you can turn out the light once you are in bed.

  • Outlets under eaves for holiday lights, with a switch inside to turn on and off.

  • Enough storage for holiday decorations.

  • Seasonal closet with hangers for wreaths, and space for storage boxes.

  • Outlets for holiday lights: over cabinets, in stairway, in porch ceiling, and under eaves.


Heating, Cooling, and Vacuums



  • Central Vac with vac pans.

  • Plan where furnace vents will go instead of letting the builder decide.

  • HEPA filtration for allergy sufferers.

  • Receptacles for fire extinguishers.

  • Where possible, pocket doors.

  • Add soundproofing where needed.

  • A phone by the door leading into the garage for calls when you are getting in or out of the car.

  • An inside button to open and close your garage door.

  • Additional support during framing on the top side of windows for curtains.

  • Ensure builders don’t “box” off spaces, where storage or shelving could go.

  • Plan an elevator shaft in case you want to install one later, in the meantime it will serve as storage closets. (Aging in Place)


7 Kitchen Cabinet Trends to Watch In 2016 – By Jacob Hurwith

Categories: Home Builder, Kitchen | Posted: August 13, 2015

7 Kitchen Cabinet Trends to Watch In 2016

All home remodeling trends come and go, but when you’re talking about the most trafficked room of the house, some say the heart of the home, it’s vital to know what others are doing in case you ever decide to sell.

Kitchen cabinet trends have not changed as much as other areas around the kitchen, such as kitchen countertops, but a few dominant trends have taken shape in 2015. Fortunately enough, many experts agree that most of the kitchen cabinet trends discussed below are not going away in 2016.

Personalized Cabinets

1. Personalized Cabinets

First and foremost, despite any of these trends, many homeowners are adding cabinet styles, colors and functions that fit their needs and desires. As time has evolved, cabinet companies have come up with numerous styles that match any home design or style. As a result, even homeowners who can afford them are passing over custom cabinets for more affordable, yet design-friendly, semi-custom cabinets.

Overall, in today’s world, there is no cookie-cutter kitchen cabinet design. Ask any kitchen expert for hot designs and they will almost certainly say that personalization and tailored designs are sticking around through 2015, into 2016.

2. Clean Lines & Subtle Design

Two other dominant trends for kitchen cabinets are clean lines and subtle designs. To ensure design flexibility in the long term, cabinet door styles have become simpler, using clean lines. As the modern style continues to gain steam, clean lines and subtle designs make ideal sense for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen cabinets.

Matching another kitchen remodeling trend, clean lines go perfectly with black and white kitchens. As I noted in Kitchen Remodeling Trends For 2015-16, black and white kitchens tend to offset each other and give the kitchen a clean, sleek and visually appealing design. Clean lines, along with black and white kitchens, can also offset the tension between rustic, modern and transitional kitchens.

Shaker Cabinets

3. Shaker Style

Along with the classic black and white, shaker style cabinets have remained in vogue for years. At first glance, some associate shaker as a plain, square design that doesn’t leave much room for imagination. However, many more attractive versions of the shaker have come to life since the 1800’s.

One way to install terrific shaker cabinets is by using premium quality wood. With its simple design, shaker cabinets let the wood or material do the talking. Just like a knife does the work when you’re cutting an onion, the wood tends to speak the loudest when it comes to shaker cabinets.

Just how prevalent are shaker cabinets?

“Ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s a white painted-wood shaker door with a square picture and simple recessed center,” Anthony Maucieri, president of East Hill Cabinetry said.

White Cabinets

4. White, Gray & Neutral Colors

Along with the clean line theme, white kitchen cabinets are still quite popular, as you saw above, but gray, along with other neutral colors have began to set up shop.

Many homeowners are opting for refined neutral colors and earthy tones that work well with a variety of design elements. These colors not only provide a sense of warmth, but give you more design freedom to add bold colors elsewhere, providing a seamless blend throughout the house.

If you don’t want to replace your kitchen cabinets, but want to add a different pop of color, try painting. We even outlined the Best Way To Paint Kitchen Cabinets.

Functional Design

5. Functional Design

Every aspect of the home needs to casually blend function and design. One should never have to sacrifice one for the other, especially with today’s design improvements across the home. Luckily, kitchen cabinet designers have taken this to heart and created kitchen cabinets that not only look beautiful, but accommodate your needs for better storage, organization and access.

As we noted in 9 Secret Places That Can Add Storage To Your Small Kitchen, smart homeowners are utilizing every inch of space when it comes to their kitchen cabinets. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets, below your cabinets, between your cabinets or in those tight corners. A few ways to employ some of these spaces are:

  • Install a toe-kick drawer under your lower cabinets.
  • Add containers or extra drawers above your upper cabinets.
  • Install pullout shelving.
  • Install a Lazy Susan in your corner cabinet (helps with your back).

We could all use more kitchen storage and these four ideas ensure that not matter what size your kitchen may be, no item will be left behind.

Horizontal Cabinets

6. Horizontal Orientation Cabinetry

Squares and vertical rectangles are still the preferred designs for kitchen cabinets, but according to Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc., there is a rise in horizontal cabinetry. As cabinets get wider, there is less of a need to stack cabinets (if you have enough storage). This not only makes access much easier, but gives your kitchen a cleaner, more refined look.

If you’re looking for more organization, you can also add drawer inserts to declutter all those pots, pans and numerous other kitchen utensils you have.

High-Tech Cabinet Options

7. High-Tech Cabinet Options

We live in a new world where we are always connected and kitchen designers have taken that to heart. As a result, many homeowners are adding a tech perspective to their kitchen cabinets such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. These additions, along with other innovative kitchen additions, have made living in the 21st century that much easier.


Trends are trends because more and more people agree it is the right way to go. However, as I pointed out before, personalized cabinets and kitchens will never go away. One must feel comfortable in your own kitchen and as such, install kitchen cabinets that feel right to you and only you.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 5, 2015


Here’s what to expect during the major phases of construction.

Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. The following overview outlines the typical steps your builder will take in the construction of a home and will help keep you abreast of what happens at key stages.

Keep in mind that the homebuilding process may vary from region to region and builder to builder, especially if you’re building an elaborate custom home. Be sure to ask your builder about his or her specific policies and procedures.


1. Prepare site and pour foundation: Often, site preparation and foundation work are performed by the same crew, but this may not be the case with a wooded lot. Using a backhoe and a bulldozer, the crew clears the site of rocks, debris and trees for the house and, if applicable, the septic system. The crew levels the site, puts up wooden forms to serve as a template for the foundation, and digs the holes and trenches. Footings (structures where the house interfaces with the earth that supports it) are installed. If your home is going to have a well, it will be dug at this point.

If the home has a full basement, the hole is dug, the footings are formed and poured, and the foundation walls are formed and poured. If it’s slab-on-grade, the footings are dug, formed and poured; the area between them is leveled and fitted with utility runs (e.g. plumbing drains and electrical chases); and the slab is poured.

Once concrete is poured into the holes and trenches, it will need time to cure. During this period, there will be no activity on the construction site.

After the concrete is cured, the crew applies a waterproofing membrane to the foundation walls; installs drains, sewer and water taps and any plumbing that needs to go into the first-floor slab or basement floor; and backfills excavated dirt into the hole around the foundation wall.

INSPECTION #1: When the curing process is complete, a city inspector visits the site to make sure foundation components are up to code and installed properly. This inspection may be repeated depending on the type of foundation (slab, crawl space or basement). Your builder will then remove the forms and begin coordinating step 2, the framing phase.


2. Complete rough framing: The floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed (collectively known as the shell or skeleton of the house). Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and roof, and windows and exterior doors are installed. The sheathing is then covered with a protective barrier known as a house wrap; it prevents liquid water from infiltrating the structure, while allowing water vapor to escape. This reduces the likelihood of mold and wood rot.


3. Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC: Once the shell is finished, siding and roofing can be installed. At the same time, the electrical and plumbing contractors start running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. Sewer lines and vents, as well as water supply lines for each fixture, are installed. Bathtubs and one-piece shower/tub units are put in place at this point because there’s more room to maneuver large, heavy objects.

Ductwork is installed for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, and possibly the furnace. HVAC vent pipes are installed through the roof, and insulation is installed in the floors, walls and ceilings.

After the roofing goes on, the house is considered “dried in.” The electrician then installs receptacles for outlets, lights and switches and runs wires from the breaker panel to each receptacle. Wiring for telephones, cable TV and music systems is included in this work.

Note that HVAC ducts and plumbing are usually installed before wiring, because it’s easier to run wires around pipes and ducts than vice versa.

INSPECTIONS 2, 3 and 4: Rough framing, plumbing and electrical and mechanical systems are inspected for compliance with building codes. Most likely these will be three different inspections. At the very least, the framing inspection will be conducted separately from the electrical/mechanical inspections.

At this stage, drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard or gypsum board) is delivered to the building site. Sheetrock®, a registered trademark of USG Corporation, is sometimes used as a generic term for drywall.


4. Install insulation: Insulation plays a key role in creating a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving a home’s energy efficiency. One of the most important qualities of insulation is its thermal performance or R-value, which indicates how well the material resists heat transfer. Most homes are insulated in all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawl spaces.

The most common types of insulation used in new homes are fiberglass, cellulose and foam. Depending on the region and climate, your builder may also use mineral wool (otherwise known as rock wool or slag wool); concrete blocks; foam board or rigid foam; insulating concrete forms (ICFs); sprayed foam; and structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Blanket insulation, which comes in batts or rolls, is typical in new-home construction. So is loose-fill and blown-in insulation, which is made of fiberglass, cellulose or mineral-wool particles. Another insulation option, liquid foam, can be sprayed, foamed-in-place, injected or poured. While it costs more than traditional batt insulation, liquid foam has twice the R-value per inch and can fill the smallest cavities, creating an effective air barrier.

Fiberglass and mineral-wool batts and rolls are usually installed in side walls, attics, floors, crawl spaces, cathedral ceilings and basements. Manufacturers often attach a facing such as kraft paper or foil-kraft paper to act as a vapor barrier and/or air barrier. In areas where the insulation will be left exposed, such as basement walls, the batts sometimes have a special flame-resistant facing.


5. Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes: Drywall is hung and taped so the seams between the boards aren’t visible, and drywall texturing (if applicable) is completed. The primer coat of paint is also applied after taping is complete. Contractors begin installing exterior finishes such as brick, stucco, stone and siding.


6. Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways: Interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, stair balusters and other decorative trim are installed, along with cabinets, vanities and fireplace mantels and surrounds. Walls get a finish coat of paint and are wallpapered where applicable.

Generally, exterior driveways, walkways and patios are formed at this stage. Many builders prefer to wait until the end of the project before pouring the driveway because heavy equipment (such as a drywall delivery truck) can damage concrete. But some builders pour the driveway as soon as the foundation is completed so that when homeowners visit the construction site, they won’t get their shoes muddy.


7. Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading:Ceramic tile, vinyl and wood flooring are installed as well as countertops. Exterior finish grading is completed to ensure proper drainage away from the home and prepare the yard for landscaping.


8. Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures: Light fixtures, outlets and switches are installed and the electrical panel is completed. HVAC equipment is installed and registers completed. Sinks, toilets and faucets are put in place.


9. Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring; finish exterior landscaping: Mirrors, shower doors and carpeting are installed, and final cleanup takes place. Trees, shrubs and grass are planted and other exterior landscaping completed.

INSPECTION #5: A building-code official completes a final inspection and issues a certificate of occupancy (C.O.). If any defects are found during this inspection, a follow-up inspection may be scheduled to ensure that they’ve been corrected.


10. Final walkthrough: Your builder will walk you through your new home to acquaint you with its features and the operation of various systems and components, and explain your responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep as well as warranty coverage and procedures. This is often referred to as a pre-settlement walkthrough. It’s also an opportunity to spot items that need to be corrected or adjusted, so be attentive and observant. Examine the surfaces of countertops, fixtures, floors and walls for possible damage. Sometimes disputes arise because the homeowner discovers a gouge in a countertop after move-in, and there’s is no way to prove whether it was caused by the builder’s crew or the homeowner’s movers.

A Few Words about Inspections: Your new home will be inspected periodically during the course of construction. In addition to mandated inspections for code compliance, your builder may conduct quality checks at critical points in the process. (In the story above, we point out when these inspections typically take place.) The idea is to catch as many potential problems as possible before construction is finished, though some issues may not surface until you’ve lived in the home for a period of time.

Talk to your builder early on about attending inspections, with or without your real-estate agent. Even if your presence is not required, it’s an opportunity to learn more about what’s behind the walls of your new home and how everything works. If you’re planning to hire your own inspector to do an additional review of the home, notify your builder prior to the start of construction.

For safety as well as logistical reasons, builders discourage customers from dropping in unannounced at the construction site. If you’d like to pay a visit, be sure to arrange it in advance. Chances are your builder will conduct regular walkthroughs to bring you up to speed on the progress of the work.

Working with the builder who’ll construct your new home is the fifth of six steps to your new home. Here in our New Home Guide, you’ll find helpful and inspiring articles, slideshows and videos that will make your new home journey easier and more rewarding.

Learn about the six key steps to your new home: Get expert advice from leading real estate writers, builders and recent new homebuyers in our New Home Guide.

We’ve made it easy to follow six simple steps to your new home that include: new home 101; shopping online and in model homes; buying, financing and insuring your home; working with a builder to design and construct your home; and settling in to enjoy it.


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