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How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Home?

Designing your home is the most important part of the building process. At Coastal Homes and Design, we take a comprehensive, detail-oriented approach when we are working with you to design your custom home. We take our time to make sure every small detail is included in the final working blueprint.

Prior to the six to twelve-month building process is the design phase, and this can take about three months. From your initial consultation to the finalization of your home’s design, we are going to be collaborating back and forth with draftsmen and have three, five-hour meetings with you during this three-month window to nail down exactly what you want and create a functional blueprint.

Custom Home Design in Lewes, Delaware

The ultimate goal is for you to pull up in your driveway and see a home that you are in love with. Many of our clients have a lot of ideas and plans for the interior of their home, but they don’t know what they want the outside to look like. It’s best to start with the exterior, and then we will make the interior fit perfectly to your wants and needs.

We design your house to fit your lifestyle. At Coastal Homes and Design, we are very detail oriented. During the design phase, we are going to discuss every aspect of your home. Do you want shiplap on the walls? Do you want custom beams in your ceiling? What type of flooring do you want? We are going to talk about trim details. These details dictate the dimensions of your home, so we want to have everything figured out before creating the blueprints.

When we meet with you and the architects, we talk about everything down to the half-inch to accommodate every detail. You don’t get this level of precision with many other “custom” home builders, and you are locked in with their process and materials. Here at Coastal Homes and Design, we are going to let you pick out whatever you want for your home and go with you to our local suppliers to purchase the materials.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

When you choose Coastal Homes and Design to build your custom home, we will work with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the day your home is finished. During the first consultation, you will have the opportunity to come to our design center and share your vision for your dream home with us. This is the kick-off for the three-month design phase. After the first meeting, you can expect to hear back from us with an estimate in a few weeks.



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