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Union Residence Spec Home With Customizations

Jul 16, 2021

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Parasol Properties Custom Home

A project built by Parasol Properties in 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. The home is one of our single-level bungalow spec floor plans customized to the homeowner’s tastes. It features unique cabinetry and finishes, along with a grand entrance and lots of natural lighting.

Exterior

With modern design and clean lines throughout, the home boasts a 3 car garage and tall profile.

Living Spaces

A strong emphasis goes towards a large spacious living area with an open design and natural lighting.

Kitchen

Top-notch stainless steel appliances complete this transitional style kitchen. It’s fit enough for any chef with a pantry that has room to spare.

Bedrooms

A comfortable setting to relax and rest easy. Plenty of closet space for everyone.

Bathrooms

Specific to this build was unique cabinetry in each bathroom. This home was modified to include a second master bath. So in one, you see floating shelves, his and her sinks, and a spa-like shower system. The other includes flat white cabinetry that goes to the floor (to allow for more storage), with a soaker tub and a spa shower zone.

Other

Other spaces include an office with a built-in countertop for desk space and shelves to the side. We have a mudroom as well with plenty of show storage and laundry. The hallway boasts a large niche space for artwork.

What to Expect From a Home Builder

When you buy a new home, customer service and satisfaction are very important.

​In practice, this means that the builder should make each step in the buying and building process easy and worry-free for you. Likewise, you should be treated as a valued customer long after you move into your new home.

The size of a company has little to do with service. Consequently, large or small, you should expect personalized service focused on you, your needs, and your peace of mind. Here’s what you can and should expect.

What to Expect: Builder and Team

Expect the builder and/or sales and site staff to be:

  • Open and upfront: good service begins with honesty, trust, and good communication.
  • Knowledgeable: good service depends on in-depth product and process knowledge.
  • Prompt and efficient: good service sets and respects realistic timelines.
  • “On your side”: customer-oriented builders and staff work for you and with you.

What to Expect: Visiting a sales office or model home

When you first visit the sales office or model home, expect the builder or staff to:

  • Be interested in knowing your housing needs and wants, such as the style, size, features, amenities, price range, location, and timing. That way they can show you the most suitable homes and options.
  • Take you on a tour of the model home(s), or give you detailed descriptions based on scale models, maps, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Explain the company’s approach to design and finishing and your opportunities to customize.
  • Be able to tell you about the development and the area in detail – including a profile of who has bought to date, amenities and features, schools, transportation, shopping, and so on.
  • Provide you with helpful information to take home.​

What to Expect: Ready to buy

Once you are ready to buy, expect the builder or staff to:

  • Give you a clear explanation of the entire process: who is responsible for what; construction and payment milestones; what’s needed on closing; after-sales service and warranty.
  • Give you an idea of closing costs: what’s involved, and general cost ranges.
  • Provide you with a detailed written sales contract.
  • Respect your wish to think about it and not pressure you to sign a contract.
  • Appoint a contact (e.g., the builder, the sales manager, or the salesperson) who will always return your messages promptly and never be too busy to deal with you.
  • Make arrangements for your site visits during construction.
  • Give you regular progress updates.
  • And, of course, deliver what they promised.

What to Expect: Upon Completion

Once your home is completed, expect them to:

  • Give you a detailed orientation tour when you take possession of your new home, or shortly before, so you can inspect it thoroughly and they can explain how everything works.
  • Explain what is covered by warranties, for how long, and how to request after-sales service.
  • Explain what you can expect the first year and a schedule of contact and check-ups.
  • Ask you about your experiences with their company and your satisfaction with your new home, so they know what they are doing right and where there is room for improvement.

Parasol can help!

Parasol Properties will guide you through each step of the construction process as it applies to your custom home. In addition, helping you establish a budget, designing your home, and creating detailed construction drawings based on your design. Ultimately, we understand that building your dream home from the ground up takes time and care, and we will support and guide you through every step of the process, starting from your first meeting with us.

With many combined years of custom home building experience, Parasol Properties’ team of professionals will work with you to design and build the home of your dreams on a lot of your dreams. Whether you are starting with a sketch on a napkin or full architectural drawings, we will help you take these ideas and turn them into a reality.

We can build your custom home on the home site of your choice:

IF YOU CAN’T FIND EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, A CUSTOM HOME MIGHT BE THE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOU!

On a lot in one of our current neighborhoods?
Or, on your own lot?
Perhaps on a public lot available in one of many Tampa Bay & area neighborhoods?
Maybe an acreage lot outside of Tampa Bay?
Potentially, on an infill lot in a mature neighborhood to replace an existing home?
Contact us today to find out more, and book an appointment with one of our experts!

This article was last updated on Dec 8, 2021

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