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Design

Perhaps the single most unique characteristic of the Panorama Homes experience is the ability to work with us to design your custom, one-of-a-kind home, with absolutely no design fees, construction deposits, or any obligation whatsoever required on your part. No exceptions, no fine print.

The design-build process is a collaborative endeavor, incorporating your ideas and input with the combined knowledge and talent of John and his assistants. Each Panorama Home is custom-tailored and personalized to fulfill the individual needs and requests of our customers.

As with any major investment, it is important to establish a budget and determine what resources are available, including a permanent mortgage. With this information, we can help you balance what you need, what you want, and what your budget will allow. Then you are ready for:

Building Site Selection

Whether you already own your lot, or wish to purchase one of our available lots, you should define the construction site before beginning preliminary design. Design elements such as house orientation, room layout and potential views are almost always site-specific. If you own an undeveloped lot, there may be other issues to address, such as grading and drainage.

Design Meetings With the Builder

The preliminary design process consists of a series of meetings with John, usually 4 to 8 meetings over a period of 3 to 6 weeks, but as long as it takes to creatively work out every design concern. A preliminary floor plan will be prepared after the first design meeting. Subsequent meetings will take the home design from a rough idea to a refined and unique plan. As the design of your new home takes shape, the plans will undergo numerous revisions, until the home you have only imagined is finally captured on paper

A Project-specific Proposal is Prepared

When you are satisfied that the preliminary design of your home is complete, the plans are submitted to suppliers and subcontractors to obtain pricing. Only high quality materials and the best tradesmen are considered when preparing a proposal. John will meet with you, providing you with a detailed proposal based on your home's unique plan and specific features.