Selecting Finishes and Appliances for an RTM Home.

The idea of building a custom home may seem overwhelming, but those who are interested in custom homes know that, really, it is just a series of steps and decisions to be made along the way of a well-thought-out plan, with some support and coaching along the way. At B&B Homes, we do everything we can to make sure the process is fun, stress free and exciting! Selecting finishes and appliances for your RTM with the help of a designer removes the stress and hassle out of the process of planning a custom home. If your appliances break down at any point or they are showing signs of decline, you may want to contact companies like Home Alliance to see about how they can be seen to.

If designing your own custom home isn’t for you, don’t fret! Custom homes aren’t for everyone, and there’s plenty of pre-existing homes on the market. If you’re looking for something cheaper, for now, taking a foreclosure search may be for you, as you can find much lower prices on these homes than you would for similar properties that are not foreclosed. Perhaps in a few years, you’ll be ready to start your journey with a custom home!

Below is what happens next after you decide to work with B&B Homes and you move into the selection process with our onsite designer .

Figure Out if There Are Any Upgrades or Features That Are “Must Have”

For the selection process, B&B Homes has many wonderful options available to our clients, but we do not limit them to the selections in our show room. With the help of our designer Katia, B&B Homes arranges meetings with our suppliers and works to find the exact item that fits your vision, and will get pricing to assist in the decision making process. Whether it is a floating ceiling in your master bedroom or any other unique feature, we love creative ideas and trying out new things at B&B, and do the research to make them happen.

When B&B Homes quotes a project, everything is based on our standard specifications found here. We work to stay on time and on budget unless you tell us otherwise. We want to be proud of each home we build and maintain our high standards for each project.

Selecting finishes and appliances for an RTM home.

B&B Home’s standard finishes are already great quality due to our dedication to producing high quality RTM homes to last a lifetime. There are still many options, colors and features to choose from in our base offerings.

Working With an Onsite Designer to Guide Your Tastes and Preferences

Once you have decided to start your RTM journey and the paperwork is complete, B&B schedules your first selections meeting. Discussions around flooring, paint, cabinetry, countertops, all the way to door styles and plumbing fixtures, are covered off in this half day meeting. You may even get the opportunity to talk about which plumbing company will install or repair these appliances for you. Will it be someone like Steve’s Plumbing, (callstevesplumbing.com/plumber-redmond-wa/), or will it be someone closer to home? Of course, this process is just as complicated as the rest, and finding a reliable professional who will be able to do this for you should be spoken about at the earliest convenience.

All of these selections are made at once to ensure that everything will work and flow together while meeting your family’s unique styles and preferences.

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Shopping for Appliances for an RTM

Shopping for appliances is not fun! That is why our clients often get us to make their appliances selections and present options that will fit the budget and dimensions of their new homes. B&B Homes has a preferred vendor that provides us with discounted rates, making the whole process even easier for our clients.

Having a Fully Finished Home Delivered on RTM Moving Day

We often find, that people are surprised to find out that we complete the ENTIRE RTM home before moving it. This includes cabinets, mirrors, fireplace and surround. One of the best parts of an RTM build is how little you have to do yourself, before coming home one day to a fully finished home.

For more information on the RTM process or to have someone call you to discuss your family’s future home needs, please email info@bbhomes.ca and someone will reach out to you shortly.

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 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. If you want to look at some alternative house plan layouts, a company like The House Plan Shop may be able to help you. Just make sure you choose the right layout for your needs.

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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? Reducing the amount of pet hair and dust in your property could be achieved by having your HVAC systems tuned-up by companies like Castle Home Comfort Heating & Cooling. But if this is not an option for you then 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.

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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.

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.