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Questions to Ask Builders You Want to Hire

a custom built palo verde home built by professional buildersWhen looking for builders to work on a project, it can be hard to decide who to hire. You may have found some builders who have good reviews and recommendations. But now that you must pick one, what do you ask? Palo Verde Homes has an experienced team that is ready to serve you. There are several things to ask, but two big things to check are the company’s licenses and their experience. Depending on the answers, you’ll be able to make make the best decision possible.

Check their Builders Licenses

The first thing to ask any builder is if they have all their licenses up to date. They must work with the city in regards to home building and other land work. A license to work is very important for a building company to have. Now, let’s talk about permits. Without building permits, you find that the addition you added to your house is not legal, or that the fence you wanted up cannot be there, or that the lawn improvement you made could not have so many feet of concrete, for example.

If the builder doesn not have the correct permits, you may find yourself in a difficult legal situation. Permits are only given to plans that pass all safety and zoning codes. This is why you are not allowed to build without them. In a way, it is an extra check on the safety of those building the home too.

Experience in the Field

Before hiring your team, you need to know and verify their past experience. The way to do this is to first ask how long they have been working. Make sure that you follow that up with how long they have worked in the area. This is important because each area has different land needs. What works for one area may not work for another. You will want to have a team that has at least five or more years’ experience building. In addition, you will want at least three of those years working in the area. After you have gotten answers that satisfy these requirements. You will want to verify the info. You can do this by doing a quick google search. If you cannot find them, or the info you find does not match. Then you know not to hire the builders.

Choose Palo Verde Homes, Today!

Trying to choose builders can be stressful. Whether you are struggling to find builders or pick from several recommendations. Having some questions to ask always helps.  Palo Verde Homes has quality builders to work for you. Remember to ask for proof of the builders licenses, this will help avoid legal issues later. Then it is a good idea to ask about experience. After you have their answers, then verify their answers later. Doing this will help you avoid trouble, and make a good decision.

 

Beyond the Traditional Custom Floor Plan

a contractor holding a custom floorplan and blue print with an outlined sketch of a home behind himBuilding your own home usually comes from the desire to have the dream house. But what happen when the dream you had is shared by the entire neighborhood. For many, this would not be an issue, but for some a unique home is a most. This is where custom floor plans come in. now the challenge with this is getting floor plans that will truly reflect your individual style. Palo Verde Homes has many different custom floor plans that can be tweaked for your home alone. Before you begin to design, you should know what a traditional floor plan is, and what some options to make it unique are.

What is a Traditional Custom Floor Plan?

A custom floor plan is a design that is unique to a specific house. A traditional floor plan however, follows the same common conventions as any other house. This does not mean that it is a carbon copy of course, but it does look very similar to other homes. Often, if you design a house with a large scale company, you will see many custom floor plans that do not have a lot of differences. You will have options of course, but the chances of you picking the same option as another person is fairly high.  Most custom floor plans start the same way. A living room, some bedrooms, two bathrooms maybe, a garage, and kitchen. You have options for a single story or double story home. For most traditional floor plans, that is the norm. Most will not go past this. For many this is fine, but there is more that can be done.

What are Options for More Original Custom Floor Plans?

Some options to consider for your custom floor plan is the style of the home itself. A dream home to some is two story home with a three car garage. This fine in and of itself, but for something more unique there are quite a few ideas. How about a towers for the house? Or a built in greenhouse? What about adding rooms? Everyone needs bedrooms and bathrooms of course, but what about a library or a study or an attic? Adding such details as this will help make your home more unique and add flare. Besides this, you can consider outside additions to the home. This could be a pool house, or side apartment. Little touches like this will help make your home more original.

Creating a unique home is not impossible. All it take is a little know how. Palo Verde Homes has different custom floor plans to choose from. Start from the basics and work your way to something bigger and better. Adding rooms can help make a more unique floorplan. So can outside additions. Don’t be afraid to let your unique style shine. Contact us today!

 

Questions to Ask Builders You Want to Hire

two home builders picking up cinder blocks at a construction siteWhen looking for builders to work on a project, it can be hard to decide who to hire. You may have found some builders who recommend them. But now that you must pick one, what do you ask? Palo Verde Homes has experienced builders ready to serve you. There are several things to ask, but two big things to check are their licenses, and their experience. Depending on the answers you receive to these questions, you can make a better decision.

Check their Builders Licenses

The first thing to ask any builder is if they have all their licenses up to date. Your builder must work with the city in regards to home and other land work. A license to work is very important for your builder to have. Another word for licenses is also permit. Without building permits, you find that the edition you added to your house is not legal. Or that the fence you wanted up cannot be there. Or that the lawn improvement you made could not have so many feet of concrete.  If the builder to have or acquire the correct permits you may find yourself in a difficult legal situation. Permits are only given to plans that pass all safety and zoning codes. This is why you are not allowed to build without them. In a way it is an extra check on the safety of the builder too.

Experience in the Field

Before hiring any builders you want to know and verify their experience. The way to do this is to first ask how long they have been working. Make sure that you follow that up with how long they have worked in the area. This is important because each area has different land needs. What works for one area may not work for another. You will want to have builders that have at least five or more years’ experience building. In addition, you will want at least three of those years working in the area. After you have gotten answers that satisfy these requirements. You will want to verify the info. You can do this by doing a quick google search. If you cannot find them, or the info you find does not match. Then you know not to hire the builder.

Choose the Right Builders 

Trying to choose builders can be stressful. Whether you are struggling to find builders or pick from several recommendations. Having some questions to ask always helps. Palo Verde Homes has quality builders to work for you. Remember to ask for proof of the builder licenses, this will help avoid legal issues later. Then it is a good idea to ask about experience. After you have their answers, then verify their answers later. Doing this will help you avoid trouble, and make a good decision. 

 

Why You Should Consider a Custom Builder for Your Home

a custom builder looking at a home that's in constructionDeciding to build your home is an important decision that deserves the most attention. Palo Verde Homes has custom builders that can help you create the perfect home. There are several reason why you should consider a custom builder for your home. The first is the amount of choices and control they give you over your home. The second is the option for privacy and location that you can choose.

Choices and Control

Getting a custom builder for your home can open up more choices for you. Choice is important for any home builder. But rather than having options, say A and B, custom builders give you all the options. This goes from floor plan layout, design and setup. So long as it is sound architecture, it can be done. Have you always wanted a library, which can only be entered through a secret door? It can be done.

Want a balcony with stairs leading downstairs? You can choose that. Want a kitchen with two stoves? It can be done. The choice is yours, and yours alone. There is no “sorry, we can’t do that” with a custom builder. This is especially great for people who want a unique home. In addition, you can control more what goes into you home. This can be anything from the color of marble in the kitchen. To the types of wood used in the frame of the house.

Privacy and Location

Custom builders are a great choice if you already have a specific piece of land in mind. For example, this can be land you may have inherited, or have bought. Doing this allows you to have full control over the privacy you will have. This means deciding what type of walls you want outside. Gates and driveway design is also included in this. Along with any outdoor design. If you want your home to be somewhat hidden, than you can have more trees put in. or create a wall of tall bushes. This means the privacy you desire is in you grasp. In addition to this, custom builders work better with land you already own. This means you can buy a piece of land anywhere you desire. This is very different from having to choose from a board of locations.

Choose Palo Verde Homes as Your Custom Builder

Creating your own home is great way to express yourself. It is also great for the person who wants to stay involved in the home building process. Palo Verde Homes has qualified custom builders that will stay with you through the whole process of building. Choosing a custom builder allows you have more choices in the creation of your home. In addition, you can have more control over what goes into your home. Custom builders also allow you pick the perfect location. And you get to decide on the privacy of your home too. All of these reasons are why you should consider a custom builder for your home.

 

Should you Buy a Pre-Existing Home or Work with Home Builders?

a home builder writing on some pieces of woodIf you are in the market for a new home, whether to purchase a pre-existing home or work with home builders should be one of the first decisions that is made. While having a home built can be more expensive upfront, it affords you many opportunities that buying someone else’s home does not. The team at Palo Verde Homes is ready to help!

Pick What You Like with Home Builders

The best thing about working with home builders is that you get to decide each and everything that will go into and be kept out of the house. This includes the cabinets, counter tops, appliances, carpets and flooring, as well as the fixtures and lighting throughout the house, including the kitchen and bath.Therefore, your new home will reflect your style and not someone else’s taste.

In addition to picking everything out, you also get to set up the home the way you want. You can put the bedrooms wherever you like and add high ceilings and an enclosed patio, as well. However, you would like it to be, it will. Moreover, since everything is new, it is less likely to break and if it does, it will be under warranty. Therefore, you have less to worry about, and few to no home improvement projects.

Home Builders Make Technology and Energy Efficiency a Reality

 

When you work with home builders to create a new home, you are assured that everything from the windows to the dishwasher will be the most up-to-date as possible. Therefore, they will be the most energy efficient. This will allow you to save money on your utility bill each month and reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, you are also guaranteed to be the most comfortable and have the best indoor air quality because today’s new homes must meet new stringent energy standards and codes. Additionally, new homes also have state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration which results in year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.

 

The Emotions Behind Working with Home Builders

 

Finally, there is nothing like buying new. After all, a used home was based on someone else’s dream, not yours. It also reflects their choices and family memories. While you may learn to love avocado-green appliances that are noisy enough to hear outside, more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel.

Choose Palo Verde Homes!

If you live in the Palo Verde area and would like to experience that never lived-in feeling and work with home builders to create your dream home call Palo Verde Home builders. They will help you to live your dream.

A Custom Builder Helps Make a House a Home

Custom builder working on a houseThe home buying process is exciting. Sometime between the constant property visits, the mounds of paperwork, the banking negotiations, and the housing inspections, new homeowners are able to start imagining themselves thriving in their new place of residence. This process can also be stressful, of course, and it is filled with many questions.

“Should we buy a charming, older home?” “Should we choose a residential neighborhood or seek out a property that sits on more acres of land?” “Should we buy a new home and hire a custom builder?” The questions are endless. 

Settling for Less than Perfect Shouldn’t Be an Option

At Palo Verde Homes, we are passionate about giving new home owners what they want.  Houses are not just meant to be comfortable places where we sleep at night. They are meant to be homes – places where we foster love, create safety, and build memories with the people we care most about. Homes are too important for homeowners to sacrifice on the little things, and settling for less than perfect shouldn’t be an option.

Older Homes Versus Newer Homes

 

While older homes may be charming, they are also usually fixer-uppers. Moderately new homes may appear to be more affordable than a brand new home, these homes never seem to quite fit the personalities of the new homeowners. Even if just a few, minor details are not perfect, new homeowners are committing to putting up with those imperfect, minor details for quite some time. When prospective homeowners choose to purchase brand new homes and hire a custom builder, however, they are guaranteed to get exactly what they want. Custom builders cater to  the details of their house to match their personalities. This way, homeowners are not forced to try to fit their personalities in a house that does not quite fit them.

Homeowners are unique – some have families and some don’t. Some have pets, some like hosting, and some like a peaceful and quiet environment. These homeowners should live in houses that match their lifestyles and preferences.

A Custom Builder for Your New Home

 

If you live in the El Paso area and are researching your options for the purchase of a new house, we encourage you to consider custom building and Palo Verde Homes can help you with it. When you know you are getting what you want in a purchase, stress is alleviated and satisfaction is increased. Buying a house is important, and making it into a home is even more important. By crafting the perfect house with the help of a custom builder, you will be taking the first step toward making your house a home.

Style Inspiration for Custom Floor Plans

happy young couple getting the keys to their custom homeWorking with custom builders to construct a dream home is an exciting and creative process. Between the light fixture selections, the options for built in furniture, and the opportunity to design custom floor plans, prospective homeowners have a lot of decisions to make. This may feel somewhat overwhelming, but it is also really empowering experience. By picking and choosing the elements that they want in their new home, homeowners are participants in the building process. People who choose to go the route of custom building are sure to have a residence that expresses their unique lifestyles and personalities. Palo Verde Homes can help!

The Beginning of the Design Process

When beginning the design process, it is always a good idea to start with a theme. While the theme options for custom floor plans are as diverse as the homeowners themselves, we have outlined a few general style ideas for inspiration.

Floor Plan Styles

Minimalist

Minimalist design is currently en vogue, and for good reason – it is crazy stylish and easy to accomplish. Think straight lines, natural lighting, cool colors, functional utilities, and an open and airy floor plan.

Zen

For a zen vibe, spacing is key. Zen spaces have big windows, minimal walls, and strategically placed fixtures. People who are aiming for a zen look probably want to avoid built in furniture in case they want to rearrange in the future.

Welcoming

For the hosts and hostesses of the world, a welcoming floor plan is ideal. A wide entrance, a kitchen that is close to the dining room, and a comfortable space for entertaining are necessities for hosting. High ceilings are also helpful, as they make the home feel bigger.

Cozy

For those who prefer cuddling up with a book and a blanket to hosting a giant party, a cozy floor plan is the way to go. To accomplish a cozy atmosphere, low ceilings and soft lighting are helpful. A reading nook and a sunroom are added bonuses.

Chic

Think Parisian flat chic. If homeowners are aiming for a sophisticated vibe in their new home but are dealing with a lower amount of square footage, a chic floor plan is is a great option. Partitions and creative storage options can be included in the building process, and these elements can make a small space feel like it is straight out of a European dream.

Get Personal with Custom Floor Plans

Our homes are reflections of our personalities, and there is no better way to be true to ourselves in the home building process than by designing our own floor plans. This takes vision and inspiration, but it is a privilege to be able to decide the ascetic elements that will make up our new home. With Palo Verde Homes handling the hard labor and the details of the building process, new homeowners are free to dream up their perfect homes – and see them come to life!

 

You’ll Never Be Unsatisfied With Custom Homes!

a custom home over a floor plan next to rulers and pencilsHave you ever been unsatisfied with something before? Maybe it was your dinner, a product you bought online, or a movie you went and saw. Remember that crappy feeling of not liking it? No one wants to make that mistake with the home they buy because it’s a feeling that may live with you for the rest of time. That is why looking into building custom homes will ensure you never have to be unsatisfied with such a large investment. If you’re looking for satisfaction and happiness in your new custom home, Palo Verde Homes in El Paso has got you covered.

Invest Happily With No Regrets

Buying a home is a huge investment and lingering regrets after the fact are not something you want to experience. You can avoid unsatisfactory results in your home by building a custom one! With the option to build custom homes, you can avoid problems, faulty appliances, chipped paint, loose plumbing, and much more. If you want a home that is livable and reliable as soon as you walk in the doors, tailoring your home to your exact wants and needs is the way to go.

A Custom Home Is Where It’s At

When you decide to build a custom home rather than buy an already built home, there are so many options for what you can do. Options allow you to make your home all yours with the amenities and features you’ve always dreamed of having. With Palo Verde Homes by your side you will be able to create custom floor plans, choose from a variety of interior and exterior colors, energy efficient home options, and much more! Since 2007 we have been a quality custom home builder to many clients in the El Paso area. We use only the best materials and offer innovative features and designs that will not disappoint.

You Won’t Have To Wish Anymore!

Sick of that cramped kitchen or that less than luxurious “master” bathroom? With a custom home, you can have the home you have always wanted! From flooring, to roofing, to a spa styled bathroom and a culinary kitchen, you will never be unsatisfied again. You have full control over designing and creating your new home and ultimately bringing your fairytale vision to life. Don’t settle for a mediocre home when you can create a home with the custom features you truly want.

We’re Ready When You Are

If you have gone over your budget and have been looking into custom homes, our team at Palo Verde Homes wants to hear from you! Whether you have all your wants and needs figured out or you need some creative help, we are ready to take on the challenge of building you the home you have always dreamed of! Our expert professionals and excellent customer service will ensure you are satisfied with the entire custom home process. Please call Palo Verde Homes today for more information on how to get started building your custom home.

Custom Home Builders Make Your New House Unique

 

new houses in el paso, marble kitchen island in modern homeInvesting in building a brand new home is something many people do each year and it comes with a plethora of decisions to make. Although it is fun and you are able to make a home that is uniquely yours, it is also a complicated process that takes time and commitment. Ultimately, you live with the choices made once your home is done. Choosing proper custom home builders is incredibly important when worrying about the satisfaction of the final product of your new home. Since 2007, our builders at Palo Verde Homes have been serving the El Paso and surrounding area with excellent custom building. We are dedicated to bringing the best services with us to help our clients and their visions come to life.

What To Consider When Building Your Dream Home

There are many factors to take into consideration when building your brand new home. You will want the best quality materials to be used, the newest technology to be installed, and you will want a look and appeal that best fits your personality. It is important to find custom builders that really care about their clients and keep a list of all the things you find important during the building process. You will not want to hire the first building company you come across. It is highly suggested that you do your research and find a builder with great references, reviews, and customer service. This will ensure that you are not disappointed with the building process and that your needs will always be taken into consideration. If you are paying the cost to build the home, you deserve to have the home look and feel how you want it to.

Palo Verde Homes Has What You Need

Our team at Palo Verde Homes can make your new house completely different and unique. We listen to the needs of our clients and help them to find the best products and services possible. We build lasting relationships with our customers and the community around us resulting in a great workflow throughout the area. We will work with you to create the home of your dreams from bottom to top. Not only will you be able to completely design your floor plan, you will also be able to personalize every aspect from lighting, to archways, to the style of your kitchen and bathroom. When building with our fully custom package you will be able to pick your lot, pick all your colors and features, go through a complete design phase with our experts and so much more! Nothing is out of reach when you work with our team to build the home you have always wanted.

If you’re ready to take the step toward building a dream home for you and your family we will be more than happy to make your dreams and vision come true! Please call our experts today for a variety of information on how to start the process of building your brand new custom built home today!

Thinking of Building A Custom Home For Your Family?

 

new-home-builders-in-el-pasoYou’ve searched real estate websites and have gone through every Craigslist ad possible. You simply cannot find a house that best fits the needs of you and your growing family. House hunting for a new and likable home can be a daunting task for any couple. The stress of trying to find a home with the features you are looking for can be overbearing and quite frankly takes too much time and resources. The question of building a custom home comes to mind for a lot of families because of this issue. Palo Verde Homes makes the idea of looking into custom homes a reality for many people in the El Paso area.

The Benefits of Building Custom Homes

We’ve all been there. You’re searching for a house or an apartment and there’s always something that just seems to be missing. Custom homes allow the buyers to make their dreams come true with the power to pick everything that they want. From a spacious floor plan to the appliances and counter tops, you cannot go wrong with building a home tailored to your wants and needs. You will also be able to successfully create a home within your personal income and budget. Many stock homes being built today have too small of rooms and unnecessary wasted floor space that doesn’t seem to make sense for the modern family. The power to choose each aspect of your home is special and will create an enjoyable place for your family.

Where To Start In Your Home Building Journey

So, you know you want to build a custom home, you know what you want your house to look like, but you don’t know what the next step is. Finding an experienced builder with an excellent reputation will push you in the right direction of building your dream house. Asking for references will be vital to finding the right home builder and contractor. At Palo Verde Homes, you can find a builder to trust and rely on no matter the issue or request when it comes to your home. Our goal is to provide great customer service to our clients while helping them create the home they’ve always wanted.

Today Is As Good As Yesterday

It’s never too late to jump in and build the home of your dreams. Custom homes allow buyers to take full control of the building and design process. Not only can you choose your exact floor plan, you can also choose all of your home’s features to fit the type of lifestyle you live each and every day.

With Palo Verde Homes at your side, you will not be disappointed with the final product. We are dedicated to delivering quality homes to our clients and strive for perfection in everything that we do. Call us today to discuss the benefits of custom homes as well as how to get started on building the home you’ve always wanted.