design + build

The things that inspire you are important to us.

We personalize the home-building process.

Our architects, engineers, and designers as well as our trade partners are experienced and knowledgeable in how to best build in Colorado.
Designing and Building Custom Homes in Beautiful Colorado

To begin The custom building process our clients may choose to:

  • Begin with a one-of-a kind floor plan that is completely a start-from-scratch process. We work with our clients to build their perfect home.
  • Pick from our Floor Plans to use as inspiration or as a complete guide to craft their perfect custom home. We aim to give our clients flexibility in the building process to ensure the best custom home building experience.
Our hands-on approach and frequent communications allows us to be interactive with our clients throughout every step of the custom home building process. Our experience together, step-by-step, allows us to design and build with value, quality, and style so we can create a home intentionally designed to align with your wants and needs. From floor plans to interior designs to construction, we provide transparent information including open book construction costs to help you make informed decisions along the way.
Colarelli Custom Home Design + Build Process
Our first step is to learn about YOU. Before our initial meeting, we send out a project programming questionnaire to determine your wants, needs, budget, architectural style, timeline and lifestyle. Once this information is received, we begin building your project with inspiration imagery, floorplan ideas, finish concepts and a conceptual estimate. These ideas are presented in an initial meeting, we get to know you, let you know about our methodologies and how the process works so you can decide if we’re a good fit for you!
Once you’ve decided to move forward with your project, we determine a preconstruction timeline that is catered to you and your goals. This timeline includes site visits, design selections, plan development for permit, structural engineering, strategic budget check-ins and all prep work required before building such as soils testing, well & septic permit, and initial home staking.
Once your home plans are completed and submitted for permit, we finalize your estimate for your lender and enter into a contract to build. We complete a final plan and design review and introduce you to your superintendent who will be running the day-to-day operations of the construction of your home.
Before we begin construction, we complete a final house staking on the site. Then we can remove necessary tress and begin excavation! Next the framing is completed, and all of your electrical, plumbing, and mechanical ductwork is installed. Then begins the transformation – drywall, interior and exterior finishes and fixtures are installed, bringing your vision to life! Depending on home size and design complexity, all builds roughly take 10 months.
Before you move in, we provide a final professional cleaning, review the functional components of your home with you and address any last-minute items that you’d like to address. Once we have final inspections completed and receive a certificate of occupancy, you are free to move in! Seeing our clients walk into their brand-new custom designed home is always a reminder of why we do what we do: Designing & Building Custom Homes that are Uniquely Your Own. We look forward to welcoming you to your new home!
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