I am getting ready to drop off my plans to a few builders to get bids and would like to compare apples to apples. I am wondering if there is a list out there somewhere of typical owner specified options. There are some I can think of, such as flooring, appliances, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc. I would also like to have this list so that I can have most of the items selected prior to breaking ground. I have heard a recurring theme on here about construction schedules being screwed up because the homeowners didn’t make a decision in time.
Here are also a couple of top five lists if you have time, can break them out in separate posts maybe?
List your top 5 responses to these questions?
Places to save money during construction that won’t sacrifice quality?
Things homeowner can do (that won’t get in the way) to provide sweat equity?
Good ideas that made some of the houses you have worked on better places to live?
Bad ideas that made either your job harder or were just plain bad ideas?
New materials in the construction business that I can bring up with my builder?
Things to ask your bidders before you make a selection?
I have about 100 more questions, not to mention the 100 or so I have gotten answered just by reading past posts. This is a great board and I appreciate and thank you for any responses.