For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been walking you through what building a home entails, from the initial pouring, to explaining all of the inspections that take place, we’ve put it all together for you to quickly understand. Today, we’ll continue to talk about this topic, here’s you can find part one and part two.
Drywall & Interior Textures
After the insulation is installed, the drywall and interior textures are begun. After this is completed, the interior can be painted with primer to prepare it for the interior paint.
The exterior of the house will begin to be installed, this includes finished such as stucco, stone, brick, and siding.
Interior Trim & Paint
The decorative trim for interior doors, window sills, moldings, baseboards, and stair balusters are next installed as well as bathroom vanities, cabinets, fireplace surrounds and mantels. Interior walls will then be painted or wallpapered.
At this stage, any walkways, patios, and driveways that you have planned will be poured, though some contractors will wait until the house is completed to pour the driveway.
Floor, Counter tops, Exterior Grading
All vinyl, hardwood, and ceramic tile flooring is now installed along with kitchen and bathroom counter tops (we have a post comparing Corian and granite counter tops which might be helpful to you). Any carpeting will be installed later in order to prevent any damage. Not sure which kind of flooring to choose for your home? You might want read our posts comparing hardwood and carpet, hardwood and laminate, as well as some general information on bamboo flooring. Exterior grading is complete to make sure that water drains properly away from the home to prevent any foundation issues.
We hope that you’re enjoying reading this series of posts as much as we’re enjoying writing them. If you’re looking for some home building ideas, it might be helpful to visit our post about luxuries to consider for your custom home, or how to build an energy efficient home on a budget. Any suggestions? Drop us a comment below. See you next week when we wrap up this topic.