What upgrades did you add? We built a 2-story, 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home with 9 foot ceilings, crown molding throughout, 7 ¼ inch baseboards, extensive trim package, chandeliers, Swarovski crystal in dining room and wet bar, tray ceilings in master, oversized bath, shower, and a claw-foot tub. It has cherry cabinets with 4-plank redwood floors, a two-way stone fireplace, and a home theater.
What was your reason for building? We built three homes before, but then we decided to hold off because we weren’t sure we could afford what we wanted. We decided we’d rather wait and get what we wanted at the right price and UBuildIt made that possible. It was fun. We like to be involved in making the important decisions on our house.
Why did you choose UBuildIt? We had a limited budget when we built our other homes so we didn’t get all we wanted. With UBuildIt’s discounts we could afford a larger floor plan and all the finishing packages that we wanted. We even included several upgrades we never would have added otherwise. And UBuildIt made sure that everything got done like we wanted.
What was the hardest part about building? Working with subcontractors would have been the hardest, but thankfully UBuildIt handled that part for us really well. When we built our other homes, getting good subcontractors and getting them to show up when promised is always a challenge. I think that our UBuildIt representative, Wayne, was even more hands on than some of the custom builders we’ve dealt with. He helped us personally control and make decisions about our home.
What was the best part of building? We are by no means professional builders, but our UBuildIt representative gave us an education and guidance through the building process. We even enjoyed doing some of the work ourselves. We finished with almost $200,000 of equity!
How much time did you spend on the project? We spent anything from maybe an hour a day to a couple of hours a day, but we could put as much or as little time as we wanted.
Any other comments? We have already recommended UBuildIt to friends. We had a great experience, and we saved a ton of money!