Building Our New Schumacher Home – Step-by-Step

Building Our New Schumacher Home – Step-by-Step

The Schumacher Homes website gives the steps to building the home. Here are their steps.

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Explore: 2 – 4 Weeks

The morning I found the Schumacher Homes website I spent hours looking at floor plans and photos. I filled out the form to download a PDF with more information and I read everything. As soon as they opened, I went down to see the model… Our Explore Process >

Customize: 2 – 6 Weeks

From home we looked at all of the floor plans, chose one and started to make modifications. We met with a man that took our modifications and gave us a price for each one. We got a little carried away and added about 100 thousand dollars in modifications… Our Customize Process >

Finalize: 6 – 8 Weeks

We ended up modifying the floor plans, changing window locations, removing some walls and cabinets and adding a carport. We worked with two people at this stage… Our Finalize Process >

Build: 21 – 25 Weeks

Grading and Site Preparation

Schumacher Homes website says; “There are varying degrees of homesite preparation necessary depending on your building location. It may be as simple as scraping the topsoil and vegetation or a more extensive excavation. Clearing or grading may also be necessary before we can begin construction. At the time of the Homesite Inspection, your Personal Builder will evaluate your site and estimate any additional cost due to the unique characteristics of your homesite.”… Our Build Process Begins >

This is what we have to look forward to:

  • Surveying
  • Site Preparation and Grading
  • Footings and Foundation
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Windows and Doors
  • Rough Electrical
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Rough HVAC
  • Concrete Garage and Carport Floor
  • Siding
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Underlayment
  • Trim
  • Painting
  • Finish Electrical
  • Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops
  • Finish Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Finish HVAC
  • Hookup to Water Main
  • Hookup to Sewer
  • Concrete Driveways and Sidewalks
  • Finish Grading
  • Punch List

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