“At Comito Building and Design, your have our guarantee that we will keep your home in budget and on schedule. That sounds all well and good you say, but where do we begin?”
I’m Debbie Comito co-owner and client coordinator for Comito Building and Design. For the past 25 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work hand in hand with hundreds of families to help them pull together their visions to create the custom home of their dreams! Using our easy to follow home selection guide, we seamlessly break down home selections into an easy to use schedule that the entire team will follow to keep us in budget and on schedule.
As your client coordinator, I will provide you with all the information, color samples, and pricing necessary during the selections process. Together we will meet with our dedicated trade partners to help you personalize your new custom home to your lifestyle and personality. I’ll be happy to provide you with as much or as little advise and expertise as you wish as we visit the design center, the lighting store, the stone showroom, the interior designer, the paint store, and more! The process may sound overwhelming but is really quite enjoyable and very rewarding once you see your choices come to life during the construction of your new Colorado Springs custom home.
Each month (in my blog) I will provide you with an overview of how the process works and give you examples and ideas of how to make this exciting time less stressful and a lot of fun!
This month I want to focus on one of most common misunderstandings of the process - Why the exterior choices and colors are one of the first decisions to be made.
In most new home communities, the Architectural Control Committee Board (ACC) will require approval of your exterior selections (including materials and colors) prior to the start of construction. Additionally, many of these exterior items require longer lead times to order and are actually installed sooner than you think.
As I said earlier, my primary goal is to help keep this process from becoming overwhelming to you. To make the exterior selections process easier, I suggest that you keep a simple three ring binder to collect photos, samples, magazine articles, etc. of homes and interiors that appeal to you.
To get started on the exterior, I recommend that you drive around various neighborhoods and gather ideas (and photos if possible) of exterior combinations (colors, textures, materials, stone, etc) that appeal to you. Be sure to write down addresses as well so that we can drive by if needed.
Be sure to look from the ground up – as you’ll be asked to make decisions from the ground up! For example, look at roofing materials and colors - do you prefer coordinating or contrasting the roof color to the soffit and fascia so they
are an accent to one another.
Look at the clad (the trim around the windows) color – make note of looks you prefer such as windows that look like they seamlessly blend with the home color or do you prefer a color that will accent your stucco or siding?
Pay attention to exterior doors (including garage doors) – remember your front door in the entry into your home and it should reflect your personality as well. Do you like a painted front door with a bright accent color or does your taste dictate a classic stained wooden door?
You may find that as you begin this process, some of the decisions are easy for you to make on your own and others will be challenging as you try to pull them all together to create a cohesive home that stylishly flows from the outside in. But, not to worry! That’s where age and experience are a huge benefit – at Comito Building and Design, you aren’t left to these difficult decisions on your own – I’ll be with you throughout the entire process! Together we’ll take each selection one at a time and then package them together to help you create the home that many only dream of!
A third generation Colorado Springs Custom Home Builder, Comito Building and Design has been designing and crafting award winning Colorado Springs custom homes since 1983. Our luxury homes in Colorado Springs are synonymous with extraordinary design, quality, and innovation. Our team creates homes that are a solid investment for our families who live in them and a testimony to our creativity and craftsmanship.
If you are interested in obtaining additional information on the custom home building process or any of our Colorado Springs luxury home sites call us at 719.219.5421 or visit us online at Comito Building and Design.
Happy Building – Let’s do this together!