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At Comito Building and Design, we utilize a Design-Build approach for designing and building our luxury custom homes. This approach brings together professional design and construction experience into a fluid process.

Our company handles both the architectural design and the actual construction of the project, which means you enjoy greater continuity of service throughout the process. This joining of services will also save you time and money, and helps make you more of a partner in the construction of your new home or remodel. It is also important to note that we can become your building team at any point during the planning phase. While we prefer the Design-Build approach, we would love the opportunity to talk with you about any blueprints you have already created.

Home Design Workbook

1. Introduction Meeting

We like to take the time to get to know you, your ideas, tastes, design needs, and overall goals for the design of your new home.

This also gives you a chance to get to know our process, our product, our reputation and our team. We will also discuss your budgetary goals, so that we can help guide you in the site selection and home design to meet that goal.

2. Site Selection/Site Review

We can be your best resource when it comes to finding a home site. We are experts in evaluating building sites and the opportunities views, privacy, etc.) or constraints (setbacks, topography, soils conditions) that each may present.

If you already have a building site selected, we want to see it, and learn how you see your new home on the site; we will oer our expertise so we can design your home to truly fit the home site and take advantage of the many site opportunities we have here in Colorado.

3. Professional Design Services Agreement

Now that we have a sense of where you will be building and what you would like to build, we’ll move ahead with our outline of how we will work together as a team on the design of your new home. We will collect a deposit at this time to fund the architectural design, engineering, soils testing, etc.

4. Home Design

As we form our building team, we will enlist an architect/designer and start working together to get your new home onto paper. This phase will consist of several meetings and conversations back and forth as we fine-tune your design. Throughout this process, we will guide you in the design as it relates to the home site, value engineering and your overall budgetary goal.

5. Preliminary Selections & Finishes

Once the design is established our client coordinator will set up preliminary selection meetings for your finishes (countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, etc.). Many of our clients also will enlist the help of an interior designer at this point.

These selections are preliminary and this process is designed to help us get a feel for the type of finishes you envision in your home, this also allows us to start gathering the costs associated with your selections so we can work towards your budgetary goal.

6. Final Cost To Build/Contract Price

At this point we have final blueprints and preliminary selections. We can now gather exact pricing and put the specifications and costs together for a building contract. We can also provide options and upgrade pricing if you wish.

By working with our team from the beginning, we have designed a home to match your budget and you will have been informed of the costs associated with the home throughout the design process, allowing you to make changes and tweaks along the way to meet your budgetary and creative goals.

7. Construction Contract

Once the price of your new home has been established we will execute the construction contract and collect a deposit. With this agreement you can then finalize your financing and we will obtain your building permit.

8. Home Construction

This is the exciting part; your new home begins to take shape. At this point our project manager will be introduced. At the onset of construction our entire team will meet with you for our “Start Meeting”, in this meeting we will review the specifics of your new home. The benefit of having the same team from the beginning is that our team will already be familiar with your plans, ideas, goals and specifications. The continuity of service is a huge advantage and adds to your peace of mind.

During construction you are an integral part of the build team and we encourage your participation. This will include many on site meetings and walk-thrus, to ensure the home is coming together exactly as you envision.

9. Finalize Selections & Finishes

Throughout construction, you will be working closely with our client coordinator and your interior designer to review your selections. As your home begins to take shape, so does your vision and often times changes from the original specifications will be made; this is one of the benefits of custom home building. As these changes occur we will gather any cost differences and keep you continually up to date so there are no surprises in the end.

The team approach throughout the entire building process eliminates confusion in the field and results in the well planned and executed custom home, as well as a well- informed customer.