While usually not a concern to most homeowners, what lies behind your walls, and how everything works, is in fact a critical part of your home design and construction. The building science of homes is ever changing and complicated, which is why it’s important you work with a team who is vetted and knowledgeable about the process.
When it comes time to open the walls of your home, what exactly are you looking for? Essentially, you see a fabulous, well-organized machine reflective of the high-quality work you expect. And often this goes beyond what is just done for code–builders think about how the house is being used, what rooms may need extra insulation just based on the functionality, and the proper labeling of wires and pipes. While most of what they say may not make sense to you, the homeowner, builders knows quality work when they see it. Systems that make sense for the use of your home must be thoughtfully planned and thorough.
So, what exactly does that mean? It means doing your homework before hiring! You need to vet your options, check builders references, read reviews, look at their website, and see what they can do. Do your due diligence in finding a good builder to make sure you’re getting the results you want.