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Building a Thayer Home: 101 W. Enterprise

Building a brand new home from the ground up takes strategic planning. First, we must decide on the plan and style that will be best for the location. This process takes into account the elevation and natural landscaping of the lot, as well as buyer preferences like having a connected or separate garage.

For one of our new homes in Raleigh, 101 W. Enterprise we chose our Raleigh floorplan. The Raleigh combines sweet southern charm with modern luxury. The large open floorplan is perfect for entertaining, and buyers love the chef’s grade kitchen. We also include an upgraded bathroom, including spa-like soaking tub. The Raleigh, like most of our floorplans, also comes with a rocking chair front porch and large back deck.  

Once the floor plan is chosen, we get down to the specifics of the home, including the architectural plans.. In addition to a floor plan, we create renderings at this stage to help everyone visualize the final look of the home.

101 W. Enterprise is two levels with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,646 square feet.

Next, the building team goes to work to bring the drawings to life. Our building team levels out the land and sets the foundation to build the home. For 101 W. Enterprise, that meant plotting and leveling a .11 acre lot.

After the foundation is set, the team gets to work building the housing frame. The framing of the house is set, and exterior walls are put up.

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After the framing of the home is done, we set the home up for electricity and plumbing. During this time, we also install air ducts and vents for heating and air conditioning. After that, we insulate the home. We also offer an Energy Star Certified package with spray foam insulation to help trap heat and conserve energy.

Next we add the roof and siding to the home. Once that us complete, we finish the walls with drywall and install the windows. It is at this point that you can really start to see the layout of the new home come to life.  

Our new homes in Raleigh traditionally pay homage to Southern style, with big front and back porches.

Our next step in building of the home is to add any built-in features, such as the cabinets and kitchen islands. This is where it really gets fun, because many buyers have the option to help us customize the home based on their preferences. Most buyers get to choose paint and trim colors for the exterior and interior of the home. Upgraded countertops, tiling and sinks are selected from trusted brands, and installed after the painting is complete. We then install a designer light package chosen by the homeowner, which really helps the home have a “custom” feel.

At this point we’re almost at the finish line. We install the flooring and doors, put in appliances, add fixtures, hang mirrors, and add all the last minute touches. Landscaping and a privacy fence give the exterior of the home a finished look.

Our next step in building of the home is to add any built-in features, such as the cabinets and kitchen islands. This is where it really gets fun, because many buyers have the option to help us customize the home based on their preferences. Most buyers get to choose paint and trim colors for the exterior and interior of the home. Upgraded countertops, tiling and sinks are selected from trusted brands, and installed after the painting is complete. We then install a designer light package chosen by the homeowner, which really helps the home have a “custom” feel.

We love this part! Final details and punch list.

After all the mess has been cleaned up, we do one more final walk through and inspection to make sure everything is up to par. This quality control step helps assure a final product homeowners love, and helps catch any details that may have been missed along the way.

Our incredibly thorough approach takes a few months, and the finished project is always worth the wait. Handing the keys to the homeowners and seeing their faces as they walk into one of our homes is the best part of every project.

The finished product!

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Things to do in the fall to ready your home for winter.

October and November are ideal times to winterize your home in North Carolina. The days are finally starting to cool off, but we likely have not had a freeze yet.

Tackle these tasks to make sure your home stays warm throughout winter and your exterior looks good in the spring.

 

1. Rake your leaves.

Rake your leaves to make sure no piles of leaves are interfering with your grass’ ability to breath. Grass needs sunlight and oxygen to stay healthy, even when it’s dormant.

*Helpful Tip: Use your leaves for compost! If you don’t have a compost bin set up, it can be incredibly easy to make one. Designate an area in your yard and toss leaves, grass trimmings, and compostable food waste in there to produce fertile soil for your garden in the spring.

**Helpful Tip: Fertilize your lawn to help with weed prevention and healthy growth in the spring.

2. Speaking of leaves, this is also a good time to clean out your gutters.

Even if you don’t have a ton of leaves on the ground, you might be surprised with the amount of leaves and debris you can find in your gutters. For the sake of your gutters, siding, and foundation, it’s important to keep these clear for proper drainage.

3. Check foundation and roof for cracks or leaks.

If you are reading this, you are likely a Thayer Homes homeowner, meaning your foundation and roof are relatively very new. Although you are not likely to find any issues, it’s always wise to check for them before finding out through catastrophe, especially in the cold winter.

*Helpful tip: A roof rake will help you clear off accumulated snow on your roof, which is built to hold up to 4ft of snow before possible collapse.

4. Protect your pipes from freezing.

Remove the water hose from the spout connected to the homebefore freezing temps. If hoses are left attached, leftover water in the hose will freeze and likely expand into the pipe. If the ice expands into the pipe, there is a chance it could cause the pipe to burst and leak. Also make sure to turn off your A/C water valve to prevent water collecting and freezing in the unit.

Helpful Tip:You can purchase pipe insulation from your local hardware store to help prevent freezing.

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3200 Glen Royal Rd, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC. 27617
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