Suriano Homes, Inc has been building custom homes in Myrtle Beach since 2011. Every time I meet with new and prospective custom home build clients, I work through many mindsets and thoughts with each of these people. One of the most difficult things to communicate to people believe it or not is the idea that they have more input than they may even recognize in the process.
The first thing that Tom does when clients are interested in our helping them build their dream is ask questions…. “where do you want to live?” “Waterfront or interior?” “How big of a house?” “How many bedrooms?” “What type of design?”
Our job as a builder is to simply and most importantly seek to understand what it is that the custom home buyer desires and to then take all of that information and work with the lot size, architectural review committee and finally share all our 30 plus years of experience with the buyers. Tom has expertise on how to take advantage of sunlight with window and slider layout, color schemes, storage area development and minimizing “wasted/dead space”. Many buyers have no knowledge of these things. We offer up this information not as “must do’s” but many clients would never know of the intricacies involved in home building.
Once we have come to an understanding of the client’s taste and desires and we scratch a design on a napkin or scratch paper, we give it to our CAD design team and from there we have proof one for a custom dream home! It is almost at the next follow up meeting that client or builder share some concerns, talk decking and driveways, special features, move a wall, add a window etc. Revisions are turned back in to the design team and wallah, we have an updated floor plan. After a time or two, the CAD team, Tom and the clients have all come to agreement to put in a formal request for review and approval with the local review board. The beauty in all this is that it is not an extra fee to make these changes or upgrades along the planning phase because our team is all in house and able to make changes real time on the fly.
The custom work at this point is only beginning. Tom then has two very capable interior design specialists available to each client for all of their decision making for floors, colors, trim, and all the other special house to home features every home owner dreams of. Where to hang the light fixture you love? The trim big and blocky or simple to ornate? This is YOUR HOME!
We have all said it, “when I do it next time, I will…..” When it is all done, we hope and pray you will be in your completed Suriano Dream Home saying, “we did it right!”. There is something so rewarding about joining in the process and designing with all the disappointments and frustrations you have had in mind from your other homes, only to solve many if not all of those frustrations!
Let’s design together.