Commonly Asked Construction Questions

Custom home builder vs. General contractor?
A custom home builder specializes in building custom homes and is experienced in creating unique, personalized spaces while providing professional project management services. They work closely with clients to design and construct homes that reflect their needs and preferences and are not confined to specific contractors. While a general contractor can also build custom homes, they may not have the same expertise and attention to detail as a dedicated custom home builder.

Is there a process for making changes or additions after the home is built?
Absolutely! We have a streamlined process in place for making changes or additions to your home after it’s built. Our approach is transparent, acting as your advocate every step of the way. We understand that a custom home is a unique creation, and while our architects strive to craft thoughtful designs, adjustments may be desired once the home takes shape. We make it simple for clients to explore and implement changes, ensuring that every aspect and cost is thoroughly communicated and understood.

What are pre-construction services?
Pre-construction services refer to the early phases of your new home project. Pre-construction involves conducting a constructability analysis, coordinating approvals, reviewing cost estimates, and finalizing design selections. Nally Homes is here to help every step of the way and make your pre-construction process as seamless as possible. If you are interested in starting a new home construction or renovation project, contact Nally Homes today.

Should I opt for a new construction project or a renovation?
Depending on your needs, a custom home or remodel can be great options to achieve your dream home. With a custom home, you can create your coastal oasis from scratch. These projects are often move-in ready after completion and allow you to choose your floor plans. If you aren’t keen on moving but love the current location you reside at, a remodel is great for individuals who are looking to expand on their current coastal home. If you are struggling to decide which works best for you and your needs, contact the Nally Homes team to get started on your coastal project today.

What is generative design?
Generative design is a high-end software tool architects and developers use during the construction design process. Generative design helps architects and builders see the different design options within a home by implementing specific restraints and architectural goals. Nally Homes uses generative design because it is an essential tool to help the site plan for a new coastal home or renovation projects.

How to design your coastal home?
The exterior design of coastal homes often have luxurious outdoor deck areas where friends and family can enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a scenic water view. For the interior design of your coastal home use neutral pallets with pops of bold colors, open kitchen concepts, and scenic ocean views. Many coastal homes use a type of wood panel called shiplap because it adds to the coastal beach aesthetic giving homes an elegant look and it’s known for its durability. If you are considering a new coastal home renovation or construction project, contact Nally Homes today.

How long does a home renovation take?
Home renovations can vary depending on the project. Minor renovations, such as kitchens or bathrooms, may take 4-6 weeks, while extensive renovations can take 3-6 months. Nally Homes will work with you to develop a realistic timeline and keep your project running smoothly.

What services does Nally Homes offer?
We are a full-service boutique home builder, crafting and remodeling custom homes for homeowners with exacting standards. You’ll work with our dedicated team, who draw on their own design-build expertise as well as a broad network of professionals combining local knowledge and experience with extensive resources and sourcing capabilities. Whatever new or remodeled home you envision, from concept to completion and beyond, you can expect the highest level of customer service and guidance. Your vision deserves nothing less.

Image of Nally Homes team members, Mike Nally, Macie Parcells, and Conor Nally working together outside.Beautiful Delaware beach front home built by Nally Homes.

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