3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Ormond Beach Custom Home

Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 9:47AM

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Ormond Beach Custom Home

Moving into your very own custom-built home is a very big milestone in your life and when the time comes for that to finally happen, you really want everything to go smoothly. At Fretwell Homes, we take each project as an individual creation and make sure that every feature and aspect of that home is built with utmost thought, professionalism, and attention to detail.

When beginning the process of building your very own home, there are several things to consider, and it is easy to get overwhelmed during this time. Choosing the right builders, however, can make everything much easier to manage. Our team at Fretwell Homes ensures that from the first step to the last, we remain transparent and available to guide you through the process.

By avoiding these three mistakes when building your Ormond Beach home, you can save yourself from making the wrong decisions:

Not Giving Enough Thought to Your Home Site

Although Fretwell Homes has been building beautiful homes in Volusia and Flagler counties for the past 30 years, we also extend our services to your own lot in Ormond Beach and beyond. When choosing your own lot, there are many points to consider such as availability of water, electric, natural gas etc. to your chosen location. You will also need to see how much initial work will be required for the lot to be levelled and clear for construction to start. If you plan to start a family in this home or already have one, check if the location is close to schools of your choice and other places that you would want close access to with children around.

Trying to save money by picking the wrong location may end up costing you in the long run so don’t be hasty with your choice for a home site.

Changing A Significant Amount During the Construction Process

At Fretwell Homes we make sure to explain our designs and building process in detail to our clients. We also have designs that can be slightly customized to accommodate any special preferences you have. It is important that you express all your concerns and ask all your questions before the construction phase of your home begins so that plans can be laid out accordingly and there are no changes required later. While, some changes can be made during the construction process and accommodating to fit your new ideas, it’s best to only adjust minor things or make sure you are fully content with your plan before moving onto construction. Disrupting too much of the workflow of your building team can end up delaying the whole construction process and costing you more money as well.

Keeping an Unrealistic Time Frame

If you pick a professional team of developers such as Fretwell Homes, you should be assured that your home will be built in the most efficient and timely manner. Our team is dedicated to completing a project within the timeframe we discuss with you and make sure that we meet all our milestones on time. That said, however, slight delays are always possible due to reasons beyond anyone’s control such as the weather or delay of material supplies. But with an expert team working on your home, all delays would be communicated, and priority would be given to resolving them immediately so that you can have your home ready as close to the timeframe discussed.


If you are looking to build your new home, Fretwell Homes is here to make sure the process is done correctly. Contact us today to get started on the home of your dreams!

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