Delivering an RTM Onto an Existing Foundation Outside of Moose Jaw.

When Mandi Odynski and Jesse Corcoran originally first engaged with B&B Homes, they wanted to know what their options were to put a new RTM home on an existing foundation on some land they owned just outside of Moose Jaw. Travis, B&B Homes’ President headed out to their farm to take some measurements so B&B’s on-site designer could draft what would be possible for a pure custom home design that would fit the dimensions.

Building a Custom RTM on an Existing Foundation outside of Moose Jaw

Once it was determined that their existing foundation was usable for a new RTM home, Mandi and Jesse began working with Katia, B&B Home’s designer to plan a custom home that would suite their lifestyle. Not long after, B&B Homes delivered an RTM home covering 1427 sq feet to their land. They were able to utilize existing plumbing and included some new ICF insulation in the foundation for a future DIY basement. The design of the basement included room for bedrooms later on down the road if needed.

B & B Homes was able to move up our delivery date and hired an amazing crew that immediately eased my worries regarding the placement of our home on the foundation! 

-Mandi Odynski

Colors and Unique Custom Selections for Entertaining

When picking colors and making features selections and decisions, Mandi liked the warmth that brown brought into the home. Since they regularly entertain guests, it was essential to have both a functional kitchen with a big island with an expansive eating ledge, with room for the pool table to fit between the kitchen and living room! Other features they included were a wine rack above the fridge, a pull out garbage, a study/guest room and a walk-in closet ensuite

Choosing the Right Builder for their RTM Project

Mandi and Jesse heard about B&B Homes through their friends. They chose to work with B&B Homes over other builders because they liked the product, price and finishes they saw in their friend’s home. They heard B&B Homes was really good to work with, which they were able to confirm themselves after a few site visits and agreed.

“Thank you B & B Homes for walking us through the building process, answering all our questions and concerns, and providing us with our beautiful home – we love it!”

-Mandi Odynski and Jesse Corcoran

Working with our on-site designer can help you bring a vision to life that you didn’t know was possible for a new RTM home. Contact B&B Homes today to coordinate a complimentary consultation with our designer here.

 

Building A Custom RTM For A Family

A home that can weather the enthusiasm of children, entertain guests, and provide sanctuary in a quiet study or den are all considerations and part of the fun in building a custom RTM home for a family. Each home we make at B&B is made for individual families’ unique lifestyles and tastes. We really enjoy helping guide future custom RTM homeowners through the design process to create a home that is completely suited for them.

 

Bedrooms and the Floor Plan

Big family or small family? Empty Nester’s? The importance of easy access to the kids’ rooms by grouping them together may vary in importance if you are raising infants or moody teenagers. Perhaps a basement is a good long term investment for future needs. For a lot of our customers, this is their final home, so we make sure to design a home that will fit their needs and lifestyle for years to come.

 

Flooring

Easy to clean? Sometimes dark woods are less forgiving of dust and pet hair than other alternatives. Be honest with yourself, are you on top of your cleaning? We have lots of laminate, vinyl, tile, and carpet selections to meet your budget and personal priorities for which areas you prefer to accentuate in the home. Bringing in a cleaning services company can help with a full and thorough clean of all areas, they can also help with giving out advice on what products to use and when and where to use them, ensuring the home is cleaned and maintained correctly.

 

Big Kitchens for Big Families and Entertaining

Does your family sit down together for each meal? Big islands in the kitchen are often convenient to grab a bite on the go and offer plenty of space to prepare meals. For those that are really serious in the kitchen, having two sinks may be a convenient feature to add.

 

Do You Entertain?

The kitchen is the focal point when hosting guests. It is also a place where discerning homeowners can add a few upgrades that will make life more enjoyable. Keeping the design plan open with high vaulted ceilings creates an inviting space to enjoy and relax in.

 

Creating Ambiance to Last a Lifetime

If you plan to build a custom home that you will be living in for most of your life, in the long run, it’s worth it to upgrade to finishes and materials that make your home a sanctuary to relax in. Quartz and tile finishes add a natural feel and glamorous look. Since you spend a lot of time in the bathroom, customizing with his and her vanities can help you stay comfortable sharing the space.

Working with our designer can help you bring a vision to life you didn’t know was possible for your family. Contact B&B Homes today to coordinate a complimentary consultation with our on-site designer here.

The On-site Building Stages of an RTM Home

Learning how the whole RTM process works from start to finish can feel somewhat overwhelming at times if you are new to it. We have put together an educational ebook based on our top blogs and newsletters to help you get the knowledge you need to make informed choices about your own RTM project.

Download your copy of the RTM Project Roadmap on our website here.

B&B Homes manages each build project in a simple to use program called co-construct. By logging into our co-construct site, you can monitor the progress of each stage of your build and make recorded decisions and conversations all in one place! Details on estimates, change orders and on-going progress photos from our designer happen inside co construct as well.

Then, there are a few final steps to wrap up the RTM building process shortly before your new custom home is delivered. They include:

Preparing the Foundation

Coordinating the final preparations for the foundation needs to happen no less than 21 days before the house is moved. The concrete needs to be poured for an ICF foundation three weeks before the home is moved so that it has enough time for it to cure. It is at this time that the garage foundation gets poured, alongside any additional parts of the home that may require this step. B&B Homes offers foundation and basement services for a full suite offering, however you are welcome to source this component locally as well and have foundation inspections carried out if you so need. Coordinating this step with your RTM builder is critical before the big move day.
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Pouring the Basement

Once the house is set on the foundation, then the basement floor gets poured. We do not pour the floors before the house arrives because the movers put their equipment in the basement and lift the house from underneath, which could result in cracking the concrete floor if it is done too soon. There are some instances where this can already be in place. Sometimes the layout of the site, trees, or buildings make for tight spots in the yard (and the movers need that extra space) or they will need to load the house onto the foundation from the garage side. Once that is all complete the basement floor can be poured and the basement steps installed.

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If You Plan on Having a Garage or a Deck, Pour the Concrete Now Too

It’s a good idea if you’re building your deck right away or a garage in the near future, to pour concrete piles for either scenarios at the same time as pouring the floor to avoid extra charges. The garage and deck can be built as soon as their foundations are ready to be built on. Which in some cases can be as soon as the day after pouring the concrete. For anyone who is thinking about building a garage to their home may want to think about contacting a professional for when the times comes. Professionals such as this garage builder Sharon Springs NY or someone local to your area will be able to cater to your needs. It doesn’t matter if you want to use your garage to store cars or for a different purpose altogether, they should be able to help you get the job done to the highest standard. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially when it comes to building on the structure of your home.

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Plan and Set the Schedule in Advance

When homeowners schedule the onsite work on their own, they may struggle to know when to book the trades in. They are not familiar with who has to come before who, and what work needs to be completed at what stages. If booked incorrectly, the project can easily be set back by weeks if the local trades are busy during this time. The team at B&B Homes is used to scheduling these types of projects and are known for keeping things running smoothly and leading home owners on this journey. That is the benefit of working with an RTM builder that can do foundations, basements and garages making the whole project from start to finish seamless and guided.

B&B Homes prides itself on building homes to last families a lifetime by offering quality quality craftsmanship you can trust.

Designing a Luxury RTM Dream Home

Designing a custom home is an experience most will only have once in their lifetime. There are considerations to be made when determining what type of home best suites your needs, lifestyle and budget. Every detail matters, like for instance, you might want a custom skylight in your living room from professionals similar to Dalye USA (additional information at their website https://dalyteusa.com/). But is different for everyone. The first step in the process is creating the design of a future home. This planning stage sets the tone for the whole project and requires time, planning and ideas to blueprint a custom build road map. You may want to find a new home after reading these amazing pointers that were written to inspire you…

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1. Get Creative

Take an inventory of the necessities of how you already live and think about what areas you may be able to enhance from your current standard. Whether it is additional storage or a fireplace near the bathtub, the possibilities are endless when you design a home from scratch. Watching home shows on the TLC channel or getting inspired with ideas on Pinterest can help you generate additional ideas.

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2. Decide on Size and Location

Decide on an estimate of the size of the home that will suite your needs accordingly. Are you a downsizing empty nester and need less or a growing family? Knowing the amount of space you will need both now and in the future will help you determine the location and floor plan for a new home build.

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3. Budget

When building a custom home the possibilities are endless. Most of us are on a budget so deciding on must-have and nice-to-have will help you determine what areas to splurge and where to be conservative. Drafting a design plan is the first step in the journey of creating your ideal living space. The process will provide a road map of costs and considerations. You may be looking for some beautiful custom homes that are within your budget, you can do this by checking out Rodrock Homes and exploring all of the beautiful property on the website, they have so many great houses to explore and you never know you may find your dream house for you and your family.

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4. Lighting, Functions, Features

Assess your lifestyle and ideal environment. Knowing what features are essential will assist in decision making and planning. Whether it is the amount of natural light coming in from a vaulted ceiling skylight or heated flooring and towel racks in the bathroom, know what comforts are a priority.

Perhaps installing air conditioning is essential to make your dream home as comfortable as possible? If so, contacting an air conditioning specialist such as AirNow Heating & Cooling is a must.

Taking your ideas and turning them into a reality is possible with the assistance of a professional designer. This crucial, yet exciting first step can take you on the path to living in your dream home.

If you would like to brainstorm and draw out some of your ideas for a new home, please contact our in-house designer and take advantage of our offer to receive a free initial consultation.

Planning a Basement for an RTM Home

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Planning a basement for an RTM home requires both lifestyle, function and budget considerations. What is the space going to be used for? Home office, kids play room, bar, home theater? Once the purpose of the space is decided, it’s time to start planning the layout. For instance, if you’re going to convert your space into a home office, where are you going to place the furniture? What type of desk or chair will you choose from sites like office monster? Maybe you don’t need a basement and a crawl space is suffice. The possibilities in this process allow you to customize your home based on your individual requirements. Knowing the size you want to have, materials to use and your personal style help navigate this planning process.

Crawl Space or Full Basement?

An RTM Home can be placed on a crawl space or on a full basement. Depending on your budget and needs, a crawl space may be an appropriate choice for you. Consider the soil and lot size. There are a lot of options when it comes to planning a basement. You can decide if you want an additional guest room, laundry facilities or another bathroom downstairs. If you are a DIY family, you can plan renovations in the future, yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be wanting to research on what to do, as well as what you’re able to do with your local plumbing, electrical, and construction contractors, etc.

ICF, Wood or Concrete?

The choice is yours. Insulated concrete forms (ICF) homes are becoming more common in energy-saving and green building homes. It does cost slightly more than a traditional wood-frame but the long term return on investment outperforms both concrete and wood in value. ICF material provides good insulation and does not rot or decay with strong resistance to water.

Style and Features

Once you have decided the size, materials and function of the basement, it is time for the fun part of picking your own style and features for the space. Whether you want to plan for a comfy home theater or additional closets and storage space, the possibilities are endless. You can dress up anything however you wish! If you have windows and don’t fancy the usual curtains, why not try shutters or blinds? Look at this website to get a better idea on what you think would suit best.

For more information on B&B Homes RTM Dream Homes contact us here.