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Our ultimate goal is to create a community of builders and homeowners who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and communities.

Education& Resources helping homeowners and builders make informed choices about Building homes that last

Our ultimate goal is to create a community of builders and homeowners who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and communities.

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Builder Insight: Don't Rush The Process

April 30, 20243 min read

Hey everyone, TJ here from Sanctified Homes. Today, I want to emphasize a crucial message to all those dreaming of building their custom home: Don’t rush the process. I know the excitement of moving into a new home is real, and the urge to push your builders to speed up can be strong. But trust me, quality takes time, especially with custom builds.

The Truth About Custom Home Building

Some builders might promise you a ready home in 90 days, and while that sounds great, it's not the standard for custom homes. Custom building is an art form that focuses on your unique needs and desires, which requires careful planning and meticulous attention to detail. Rushing this process can lead to overlooked details and ultimately, a home that doesn’t fully meet your expectations.

Why Slowing Down is Beneficial

Planning is Key

Before a single shovel hits the ground, months of detailed planning are essential. This phase is where you dream up everything you want in your home, from the type of cubbies in your mudroom to the specific design of your kitchen island. For instance, do you want standard cubbies, or are you looking for something custom-built with wood staining and special racks for sports equipment? These are the details we need to nail down during the planning phase.

Revision and Customization

Custom home plans are rarely perfect on the first draft. They require revisions, which means going back and forth between you and your builder to ensure every detail is just right. This phase can easily take 60 to 90 days alone, just to finalize plans before even beginning to bid out the construction work.

Quality Assurance

Rushing can compromise the quality of your home. When builders are pressured to speed up, they might miss critical details or make quick decisions that could affect the build quality. Taking the time to thoroughly plan and execute each step ensures that the final product is something that meets your standards and will stand the test of time.

Start Early

If you're considering building a custom home, start planning now, even if you think it’s years away. The more time you give yourself to plan, the better. Start by dreaming big, looking at lots, and thinking deeply about what you truly want in your home. When you come to us, we can help refine your ideas and turn them into detailed plans that truly fit your lifestyle.

The Takeaway

This isn't just a home; it's your home. It should reflect everything you want it to be, without compromise. Rushing the process can lead to regrets and the feeling of "I wish I had..." that many homeowners experience. Let’s take the time to get it right, together.

For those of you in the early stages of planning your custom home, check out our detailed guide on the essential steps to take before building here. And remember, when it comes to building your dream home, patience isn’t just a virtue; it’s a necessity.

Thanks for tuning in, and as always, don’t forget to raise your standard! We’ll talk to you soon.


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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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