A Guide to Building Your Dream Home in Sonoma County with a Design-Build Company

If you are considering building your dream home in Sonoma County, but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is for you. Read on to take an in-depth look into the design-build process of a new home from our expert team at DRF Builders.

The Four Phases of The New Home Design-Build Process

When creating the custom home of your dreams with DRF Builders, there will be four main phases to the design-build process:

  • Pre-construction planning
  • Architectural design
  • New home construction
  • Post Construction and move-in

This design-build process integrates every phase of your project in-house. Our expert team of home architecture designers, engineers, and construction professionals all collaborate to make your project successful. With everyone under one roof, our team works together to optimize every stage of the project.

Pre-Construction Planning for Your New Home

Pre-construction planning is an essential step to any home design-build project. During this stage, our team will work with you to accurately establish the framework of your new home construction project by defining the following:

  • Goals and objectives
  • Estimate costs and budget allocation
  • Schedule and key dates

This pre-construction process allows our design-build team to create a strategic plan that will help ensure the ultimate success of the project even in the event of any unanticipated changes.

How We Design Your New Home

With our strategy outlined we are now ready to start working with our design team to bring your dream home to life. The design phase is your opportunity to truly personalize your home and our designers are experts at incorporating unique ideas and functional design elements. 

We encourage you to dream as big as possible, and we will work together to scale the project according to your budget and timeframe. Consider the essential elements of any new home and sort out your absolute needs from the things you would never want in your dream home.

Essential Design Elements of Your New Home:

  • Home layout
  • Number of stories
  • Required rooms
  • Essential features you want in each room
  • Custom features: fireplaces, heated floors, etc.

With the overall design and scope of work of the project determined, we will present you with the finalized plan drawings. As soon as it agreed upon, we can break ground on constructing your new home.

What to Expect During New Home Construction

During the design-build process, your main point of contact will be your project manager. They will guide you through the entire process, including the construction phase. A project manager streamlines communication and ensures you and your build team are always on the same page. 

Throughout the construction process, our team will handle any of the required permitting and inspections required in Sonoma County. When you choose DRF Builders as your design-build firm, you receive a high level of transparency throughout the entire construction process. You will always remain up-to-date on the project’s budget, schedule, and overall progress.

Post-Construction: Moving Into Your New Home

Once your new home construction is complete, our design-build team will provide an overview of the project in its entirety, including a full walk-through and presentation of any required documentation you may need. We will also be responsible for all post-construction clean-up and landscaping to ensure your new home is move-in ready.

You are now ready to make your dream house feel like home!

DRF Builders is Your Premier Design-Build Firm in Sonoma County

Are you looking to build a new home in Sonoma County? Our design-build team at DRF Builders is here to help. With over 10 years of custom home design-build experience, we are confident we can help turn your dream into a reality.

If you would like to experience the incredible benefits of working with a design-build team and connect with our experts regarding your custom home construction project, please call us at (707) 888-0713 or contact us online today!