Design Criteria for Your Custom Home
To determine the scope-of-work for your custom home design or estate project, the team at Fazio Custom Homes in Northern Michigan will sit-down with you to discuss:
- Size – We’ll help determine the square footage of the primary dwelling, along with how secondary structures (pools, storage, etc.) impact this total.
- Quality – Because quality is subjective, we’ll examine varying degrees of finished materials and best practices regarding craftsmanship. During this phase, we will also discuss your personal tastes, as well as what you are looking for regarding room functionality (for example, being mindful of your cooking methods during a custom kitchen installation) and ascetics.
Seasonal Factors in Residential Building
Since we have begun serving the needs of homeowners in Western and Northern Michigan, we have learned how to overcome the unique obstacles that inclement weather presents. For seasonal residents and busy professionals, we will also install video monitoring – so you can stay abreast of progress! Here are a few related topics that we also cover:
- Building Codes – Depending on your location, there may be minimum levels of insulation – as well as other mandates.
- Heating & Cooling – How you are planning to heat and cool your home may impact its design. Our degreed architect is instrumental in showing clients the benefits of geo-thermal and sustainable designs that typically decrease heating costs.