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FAQs about planning a residential construction project in Las Vegas, NV

FAQs about planning a residential construction project in Las Vegas, NV
Oct 19, 2022

So, you’ve made the decision to build a house in Las Vegas! That’s a great step indeed, but what’s next?

New custom home construction consists of a multitude of tiny and big stages and aspects. Naturally, the more you know about them, the better result and the coziest home you’ll get in the end.

When planning a residential construction project, we tend to get lost among a ton of questions with only few answers. And there are so many things to consider, both before the actual start of construction and during the building process itself, in order to avoid annoying mistakes and unnecessary costs.

We’ve decided to answer some of the frequently asked questions about planning a construction project in Las Vegas and make things a bit clearer for you.


Question #1:

Where do I actually need to start once I’ve decided to build a house?

Before you start taking any steps towards your dream home and before the actual construction begins, you should carefully assess your financial capabilities and understand whether you already have the budget to build a home.

You might want to take into account the costs related to the purchase of the land lot for the construction, design-build services, obtaining permits, building materials, general contractor and labor, and any unforeseen expenses that might pop up in the course of construction.

And where should one proceed once everything’s fine with the budget? The next step is basically purchasing a land lot.


Question #2:

Should I buy the land lot before contacting a construction company, or consult a general contractor first?

You don’t necessarily have to speak to your general contractor beforehand. You can buy the land lot first and then contact the construction company that will be responsible for further building works and processes. But apart from one’s own preferences and wishes, selecting the land lot should be based on other factors. In fact, bad choice in terms of the land could complicate the construction process and lead to unexpected expenses.

So, best would be to contact a company before purchasing the land. Here’s why. After the discussion of your construction project and the needs of the owners, the specialists will help you choose the right land lot. What do we mean by it? We mean that the choice would be based on the scale and scope of the future construction. When choosing a site for construction, it is also important to pay attention to its location, the availability of infrastructure, quality of roads and access to the site; soil types and groundwater levels, etc.

To adapt the home foundation to your site, the specialists will carry out the necessary engineering and geological surveys, which will enable the builders to build a reliable house.


Question #3:

What’s the most expensive part of building a house?

The costliest stage of building a house in Las Vegas is definitely framing and wall building, followed by floor structure, plumbing, electrical system and roofing.

These works are conducted first, and they are considered to be the most expensive in any construction project, so now you can have a basic understanding of budget distribution.


Question #4:

How can I find the right architectural style for my home?

The architectural style of any home is supposed to feel cozy, look modern, create harmony and match your inner self. Some people already have a clear vision of their dream home. Yet, for some it can be really hard to decide on the architectural style, because there are so many things that they like and want to incorporate into the exterior.

To come closer to the vision of your dream home, you should have enough free time and focus on the features and ideas you’d like to see in the exterior and make a list of them. This would make it easier for the designers to develop your ideas into the detailed plan of your home.

In case you still have little idea of what the home exterior should look like, Las Vegas general contractors, such as Titon “All In One”, have a team of designers, who’ll help you find your own best architectural style that would “click”!


Question #5:

Can I save money by choosing an existing plan instead of developing the custom design?

In general, using an existing plan of a home construction costs less than devising a new custom home design. However, an existing plan doesn’t always mean that your land lot will be used effectively.

This is when a new custom home construction has more advantages over the other option, since it allows adapting the building process to the land lot and its characteristics, as well as use the square footage rationally and make the best of it.

And of course, by opting for a custom design, you can implement any ideas and visions and, as a result, get a fully customized home with unique features. With the help of professionals, it’d be possible to incorporate them practically and effectively.

Building a house in Las Vegas is a time-consuming and important process, and in order to get a beautiful and cozy place for a happy life, it should be left to professionals.

Different stages of the home building process naturally involve specialists from different fields like foundation installers, roofers, window and door installers, etc. So, you can either find a number of teams working on the stage they specialize in and control their performance separately, or hire a Las Vegas general contractor like Titon “All In One” that can manage all the work within one company.

Don’t know how and where to start the new home building process in Las Vegas? Our construction company offers all design-build services from A to Z. We help our clients with purchasing a land lot, devising a customized design plan, obtaining building permits, and all further construction works like laying foundation, framing, building walls, roofing, window, door & stairs installation, electrical wiring, plumbing, flooring, exterior & interior finishing, and others.

Finally decided to build a house in Las Vegas, NV? Contact us, and we’ll be there for you from start to finish: 702-874-7888.

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