“Designing your home around your lifestyle.”
In order to begin designing your home around your lifestyle, we begin with a very simple step. You talk, we listen. We listen while you tell us about the way you are living life right now and what is important to you. Your focus may be your busy family life, your exciting retirement that is ahead, your hobbies, your pets, your career, your collections and the way you entertain. Then we listen to what you love about our show homes, our speculation homes and the homes being built around yours. We listen to what you love about your current house as well as those things about your house that you wish you could change. We listen and we get to know you so that we begin to understand your lifestyle, your dreams, your needs and your desires. We listen carefully and use that information to help design a plan that is functional and well suited for you.
The design process takes about 2-4 months prior to pricing and contract. After reviewing your plans, discussing ideas and fine-tuning, you receive your final blueprints and contract. This locks in the price for your home based on the specifications we have provided and customized for you. Over the next 9-12 months, your home will be built and you will enjoy watching all your hard work and planning come to fruition.
“Designing for a smaller carbon footprint.”
California Homes has a passion for beauty. The same holds true when it comes to our environment. We are striving to do our best when it comes to treating our earth with the respect it deserves. The following lists some standards that we have implemented for all of our homes that have a positive impact for our communities and environment.
Lux Double Low E Argon Gas Windows
Superior Exterior Cladding
Laminated fiberglass roofing from the Architectural Series – 30 year warranty
Upgraded garage doors with higher R values
Fully insulated and dry walled garages
R-20 insulation for Exterior and Basement Walls
R-50 insulation in the ceiling
High efficient variable speed furnace(s)
Power Vent Water tanks
We encourage our contractors to re-use materials if it is in good condition for the next house. If the material is not re-useable, then we recycle as much as possible. There will not be a dumpster on any of our driveways as it encourages too much waste.
“Equal quality, custom specifications”
California Homes puts the same amount of time and energy into building each home with the same degree of quality and with the same detailing in finishing. Certain standards are implemented in each of our homes to help achieve this quality home that our clients are expecting. In addition to the items previously listed, some of these standards include:
Framing and Exterior
9’0” ceiling on main floor and in basement
Exterior walls are built with 2” x 6” spruce at 16” o.c.
Custom built and designed oversized exterior front doors
Garage doors come with door openers
Stucco Exteriors with extensive stone detailing
Custom formed exterior entry steps with masonry inlay risers
Arched doorways wherever aesthetically possible
Insulation between bathrooms, laundry rooms and bedrooms for extra privacy
Wired with Cad 5 wiring Coax 6 and Honeywell Home Director
8’0” doors on the main floor
5 ¼” baseboard and 3 ¼” casings as a minimum
Delta Leland Stainless Steel Plumbing Specification
Spa-like ensuite retreats
Custom designed kitchen with granite countertops
Kitchens average 25 drawers for maximum use of space
All closets come built and organized with spray lacquer shelving. NO WIRE!
Flooring is standard with hardwood, tile and Shaw Corinthian
Nylon Berber Carpet with 6 lb. underlay
Custom built lockers in mud room
Customized spray lacquer shelving in pantry with fixed and adjustable shelving
Many of our customers choose to include some of the following as options in their homes:
Wine rooms with special storage racks and counter space
Customized built-in units in the office with bookshelves, desk and filing space
Closed in media room with component cabinets and customized frames for wall mounted televisions
Custom designed libraries
Playrooms complete with open storage, drawers or cupboard space
Beams or coffered ceilings
Flat painted ceilings
Painted borders on ceilings