When purchasing a new construction home, you would think that it would be perfect, right? Depending on the builder, that's not always the case. To ensure your home is built to the highest standards, you'll need to do some research before making the purchase. Before signing any contracts, research the homebuilder.
Ask them questions and talk to their previous clients to determine their satisfaction. Get a list of the builder's standards for home construction. That list should outline the structural, mechanical, interior, exterior, and owner convenience standards, as well as available upgrade options. Patriot Builders, our in-house construction company, offers a list like this to its customers (shown below.) As a Southern Living-Inspired custom homebuilder, we're highlighting some of the high-quality standards that Patriot Builders offers. All photos shown are from Patriot Builder homes constructed here at Harbor Club on Lake Oconee.
A quality-built home is one that is built with top-notch structural standards. For example, a poured concrete foundation is much better than a cinderblock foundation. It's stronger, more substantial, and more waterproof. The below home shows a Patriot Builders home with a poured concrete foundation as well as spray-on foundation waterproofing.
Having high-grade mechanicals for your home helps to ensure the comfort of those living there. Plumbing, heating, and air conditioning are just a few of the mechanical standards to keep in mind. The below Patriot Builders home shows a Lennox 14 seer zoned HVAC system.
Below, a high-grade, dual heating and air system is shown at this Patriot Builders home as well as WiFi-capable garage doors.
The interior standards for a quality-built home are just as important as the structural. Flooring, lighting, cabinetry, countertops, trim, tile, and appliances are all notable aspects. Patriot Builders understands that public areas of the home work best with first-rate engineered wood flooring. You can see that they also offer a generous lighting allowance.
Patriot Builders also offers fine custom kitchen cabinetry and vanities, each with beautiful granite countertops.
Our home builder also provides upgraded trim packages in each of their homes. Some of their standards are four-inch crown molding in most public areas of the home, one-piece crown molding on the master bedroom ceiling, and six-inch baseboards on the main level of the house.
Frameless master shower doors, shampoo niches in the showers, and attractive tile are all standard with Patriot Builders homes.
Outside the home, you'll find James Hardie plank siding, soffits, and trim.
Another Patriot Builders standard is Pella windows and doors with Sunshade.
Lifetime architectural shingles are an important yet aesthetically-pleasing standard of Patriot Builders' homes.
Helpful conveniences for future homeowners include Schluter-Systems tiled shower and comfort-height commodes.
Of course, upgrade options are available on every Patriot Builders home. All you have to do is ask. Below, a screened porch makes for a tranquil place to enjoy your morning coffee.
Grilling decks, outdoor pavilions, and fire pit are other outdoor spaces that help homeowners comfortably enjoy being outside.
Inside, homeowners can choose other upgrades, such as marble, high-level granite, or quartz countertops.
No matter what our new homeowners decide, whether it's standard or an upgrade, each detail is easily chosen from the options available at our Design Center.
If you're curious to learn more about Patriot Builders or our Southern Living-Inspired Community, give us a shout. We're happy to answer your questions and would love to show you our Patriot Builder homes. Contact us today.