Custom Homebuilding Phase 7:
Punch List & Move In
Your home is almost move in ready and the long journey toward living in your custom dream home is almost over. Construction is nearly over and now you’ll work closely with your builder to ensure that your home is move-in ready.
With your superintendent you’ll carefully walk the home. During this walk you’ll create a list of things big and small that need to be completed before you move in. You’ll want to take your time and pay close attention to every detail. Look at interior and exterior paint, appliances, fixtures, molding, and everything in between. Point out everything you want fixed or changed to your superintendent who will write up the Punch List.
Keep in mind that if it item is not on the Punch List it may not get addressed. So be certain to point out everything, ask questions, and be specific.
As the Punch List is being completed this is the optimal time to address landscaping and deck work if you haven’t already included it within your home plan.
Before Moving In
Before you start moving in your furniture and turning your custom house in your dream home, you have a few more things to do. You’ll be meeting with your superintendent for one final walk-though of your home. This is the perfect time to make sure that you’re Punch List items have been addressed. During this walk-though your superintendent will go over the warranty, operation, and maintenance of your appliances, HVAC system, fireplaces, etc. During this walk-though your superintendent will also go over Ilcor Builder’s comprehensive home warranty and explain everything that is included.
At the end of your walk-though you’ll be handed your certificate of occupancy and the keys to your new custom dream home. Congratulations! You’ve gone through all the custom homebuilding phases and it’s time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work and investment.
Take the First Step
Although it is quite a process to build a custom home from the ground up, Ilcor Builders has over 50 years of experience and we will help guide you on the excited journey of building your custom dream home. When you’re ready, contact a custom home expert at Ilcor Builders to schedule your initial meeting.
Ilcor Builders has been building custom homes on your lot in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas since 1963. We are a family owned business with over 50 years’ experience building custom homes. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home in our design studio in North Austin or in the comfort of your home. Please contact us at 512-476-7568 or request a free consultation.