Top 5 Lessons Learned from Our Clients

We LOVE what we do.

We truly understand quality residential construction has the ability to improve upon and reshape your day-to-day life. Throughout the process of building or remodeling your home, you will undeniably notice our principles of care, excellence, and partnership shining through in all that we do.

It’s our mission to share our knowledge and passion with everyone embarking on their home construction or renovation journey. Before we get into the most common questions we get about building or renovating a home, we asked our clients to share the top 5 most important things they learned during their residential construction journey. Here’s what they had to say…

1. Hire the right people!

Your overall building experience is largely determined by your relationship with your architect and builder. Beyond doing your research and conducting interviews, it is essential that you “click ” with each other. You are trusting your builder to help with one of the most significant financial commitments of your life. Make sure they understand your vision and will work hard to make it happen.

The team at Wright Residential aims to become part of your family. What does that mean? You’ll laugh together. The crew will tell stories and will ponder life’s mysteries with you. They love to teach the art of their craft to your children and help them plan out their tree fort. How can the Wright Residential team tell a build was a success? By the texts and emails they receive from clients long after the keys are handed over sharing life’s moments and milestones in a clients home.

2. They can’t start digging without a permit and try not to move in before it’s completed.

Those first few piles of dirt might make you cry happy tears. And lots of meetings will take place on that dirt. You will spend a lot of time at your job site. Invest in some boots, keep a tape measure and binder full of plans and inspiration in your car.

Whether you are caught in years of unsettledness due to wildfires and/or the pandemic, try not to rush to move in. It’s hard for the trades to access your home when you are already living in it! A couple of extra weeks waiting to finalize things could save you months of trying to schedule things.

3. You will most likely go a little over budget!

And there are some things you can’t do yourself. Painting a wall or landscaping your front yard, ok! But leave the plumbing and electrical to the professionals. Invest in things that are long-lasting for your comfort and your pocketbook.

4. Your house will appear smaller than expected and you’ll pick finishes from ridiculously small samples!

You will have conversations about whether the family room or your bedrooms are big enough during the framing stages. This is normal. Once the drywall goes up, you will feel much better about your room dimensions!

Listen to the professionals but trust your gut. Remember that at the end of the day it is YOU who will be waking up in this house each day. YOU who will actually live with all of the decisions made. Choose finishes and selections that are true to YOU.

5. Communication + Patience = Success!

Humans build homes and humans make mistakes. Somethings are absolutely unacceptable; others come down to miscommunication. Wright Residential believes a project’s success is determined before the ground is even broken. From design to estimation to construction, they focus on listening intently to bring your vision to life. Parallel to their dedication to quality is their focus on transparent and timely communication.

While there will be mistakes made and stressful days, there will also be days of complete joy and excitement while you are building or renovating your home. It is an amazing thing to see your vision come to life right in front of your eyes. Patience is one of the key lessons you will learn during your build process. Some matters are outside everyone’s hands—things like bad weather and lumber prices. Overall, remember how fortunate you are to have the opportunity to create this future home for you and your family.

Whether you have elaborate plans waiting for hammers to start swinging or a Pinterest board filled with ideas, we are ready to transform your aspirations into reality.


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