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What You Need to Know

Will you work with a home builder or a designer first?

“Which comes first?” is a question that must be answered before you start the custom home building process. While the answer may seem obvious, it’s important to know the right answer to avoid problems from the beginning. The designer comes before the builder, right?

Wrong! Read on...

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Living in a Comfortable House

Our houses are very comfortable houses to live in. When we're designing our houses, we pay attention to the heating and the cooling system. We don't use general rules of thumb to decide how big or how small heating and cooling should be. We design the system specifically for the house. We take into account the insulation, the windows, the solar exposure, all of these things to make sure that we're delivering the right amount of heat or cooling to each and every room. So, you can be in your bedroom and walk into the kitchen. You can be on the sunny side of the house or the shady side of your house, and it's going to be comfortable. It's going to be the right temperature that you set on your thermostat because it's important to us. We want you to enjoy your home.

master bedroom with barn door entry to master bath built for a new home

Aging in Place

Your home is a safe haven. A place to be with friends and family, to feel snug and secure, protected from weather and sometimes the world. But what truly makes your home safe? If you’re alone at home with an injury or if you fall, how safe do you feel? There are specific design elements that can be used in your home to make it safer, easier to live in, and more convenient. It’s called Universal Design, also known as Aging-in-Place. 

Using the Aging-in-Place design approach allows you to live gracefully in your home by having all the details of safety and comfort simultaneously considered. As a Certified as Aging-in-Place specialist, Choice Builders incorporates Universal Design features into every one of our custom homes.

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The Design-Bid Approach Can Lead to Problems

One of the ways to go about designing and building a custom home is the design-bid method. The design-bid approach is when homeowners first find an architect/designer and then find their builder after the plans are done. Or, a homeowner could purchase an online pre-made plan, then search for a builder. Usually, the homeowner sends the plans out for competitive bid by two, or three, or even more builders.

On the surface, design-bid, or competitive bid, may seem like the logical way to get the best price for your new custom home. But the competitive bid is not the best way to get the best value or even the true cost for your custom home. And, it can lead to many unintended problems.

Our Affiliations and Professional Credentials:

Energy Star logo
LEED certification
Passive House Institute U.S. Certified Builder
Certified Green Professional National Association of Home Builders credential
U.S. Green Building Council LEED certified
Houzz Best in Service
Cedar City Rotary Club
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. Houses for Living. Homes for Life.
RESNET Energy Smart Contractor
Iron County Home Builders Association

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