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Crafting Your Dream Home—A Comprehensive Guide to Our Custom Home Design Process

January 18, 2024

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home throughout the Texas Hill Country is an exciting and rewarding experience, and at Weston Dean Custom Homes, we understand the significance of creating a space that reflects your vision, lifestyle and preferences. Read on as we take you through our Custom Home Design Process, ensuring that every step is carefully planned and executed to deliver a home that exceeds your expectations. 

Lot meeting

The foundation of your dream home starts with understanding the unique characteristics of your chosen lot, so during the Lot Meeting, we’ll meet you at the property to explore the reasons behind your lot selection. During this meeting, crucial questions about the placement of your home, considering factors like sunset positioning and desired views, are addressed, and we’ll offer expert suggestions, considering cost factors such as topography, flatwork distance and drainage patterns. Bringing a lot survey to identify easements and setbacks is highly beneficial for this meeting. 

Vision or concept meeting

With insights gathered from the Lot Meeting, we’ll move on to the Vision or Concept Meeting—the official kickoff to discuss your dream home vision. This meeting encourages you to express your ideas and lifestyle preferences, so feel free to bring pictures, drawings or any inspirations that convey your vision. We guide you through a design questionnaire to better understand your needs and preferences, also discussing the overall project budget. 

Start design process

After we gather as much information as possible at the Vision & Lot Meetings, we’ll truly begin to initiate the design process. Whether crafting a custom floor plan from scratch or modifying an existing one, we aim to bring your dream to life. Visiting model homes and exploring various floor plans helps in identifying the floor and feet that resonate with your preferences. 

Plan revisions

The Plan Revisions stage is crucial to achieving perfection in the layout and ambiance of your home. We work closely with you to make any necessary adjustments, ensuring the final plan aligns seamlessly with your vision and lifestyle. 

Finishes questionnaire

As the design of your new home really begins to take shape, we’ll dive into the Finishes Questionnaire to discover your passions for specific design elements. This sets the stage for our award-winning interior design team to guide you through the selection process, covering areas such as countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, flooring, wall tile and light fixtures. 

Cost proposal

Our commitment to transparency shines through in the Cost Proposal, and with our industry-leading cost calculation tool, we’ll provide a detailed breakdown of every aspect of your home. This ensures that you have a clear understanding of the pricing expectations, reinforcing our dedication to fairness. 

Contracts and final plans

With the details finalized, we’ll present you with the Contract & Final Plans, marking the beginning of our partnership to bring your dream home to life. Our efficient process aims to deliver your custom home in 7 to 9 months, with a focus on minimizing delays through pre-construction and construction phases. From the foundation pouring to the finishing touches, we guide you every step of the way, blending beautiful design elements with a process-driven and accountable approach.

Your dream home within reach

Building your custom home in the Texas Hill Country with our team at Weston Dean Custom Homes is not just a construction project–it’s a collaborative journey toward creating a space that truly reflects your unique lifestyle and aspirations. Our meticulous Custom Home Design Process ensures that your dream home becomes a reality, combining thoughtful design and transparent execution. When you partner with us, we guarantee that your dream home will come to life right before your eyes. If you’re ready to begin the next phase of your homebuying journey, give us a call at (210) 408-9107 or fill out our online form to learn more about the work we do.

Weston Dean Custom Homes
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    Main Office 400 N Loop 1604 E Suite 250 | San Antonio, TX 78232
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