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DESIGN/BUILD OR WORK FROM PLANS?

 

The Design/Build Experience

Most new homes sold today are either already completed or are based on predetermined floor plans (with limited opportunity for customization).  The professionals at Turnstone understand that designing and building a unique home is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people.  We’re here to walk you through it – every step of the way – for as long as it takes.  Because at the end of the day, what matters is that you love your new home! We will help you develop a budget, a decision-making process and a timeline.

 

Working from Plans

Working from plans greatly simplifies the process of conceiving and designing a new home.   But, even when you think you’ve found the perfect design, you will most likely want to make changes.  That’s where our Computer Assisted Design (CAD) professionals come in.  We will take one of our plans or the plan you select, and convert it to CAD.  Once that is done, it is relatively simple to resize rooms, move exterior walls, alter facades, etc.  You get the best of both worlds – the simplicity of a pre-determined design and the flexibility to make it uniquely yours.  Many builders are simply not structured to offer this level of flexibility.  At Turnstone, it is one of our core values.  

“When other builders say no, Turnstone says YES!”

Whether it’s working from our stock floor plans, from plans you find in a book or online, or from your own imagination, Turnstone is your best choice.

 

Flexible Design and Construction Process

Turnstone Builders is built from the ground up to provide you with the most flexible design and construction process in the industry.  How do we do it?    

  • It starts with an attitude of flexibility.   The question we are always trying to answer is, “How can we get the customer exactly what they want and still meet their budget?”  Rigid business models lead to compromises for customers.  Some builders build variations of the same model over and over again, which leads to greater profits for them, and fewer choices for you.  They start with a base model, often advertised at a teaser price, and then add a list of permissible options with inflated markups.  Want to move that wall?  Sorry, you can’t do that.  But we will sell you that bonus room you don’t need (at a steep markup).

  • We back up the attitude of flexibility with state-of-the-art software that enables us to efficiently alter designs and manage multiple projects with lots of moving parts.

  • We commit the time up front to make sure you are getting what you want.  It is not unusual for our professionals to spend several days or weeks trying to perfect a design for a prospective customer. This represents a significant use of resources and time for us.  But it pays off in the end.  If your builder is not willing to commit this kind of time up front, it’s time to move to Turnstone!