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with the house of their dreams, and not a
home they are forced to live in."
The first step is inspiration. Loudermilk
Homes gives clients a design questionnaire
to better understand their style and preferences for furniture, color palettes and
other factors that help define the design
and functionality of their homes, such as
whether they cook or entertain often.
"Our second step is architecture," Loudermilk says. "Our architects sit down
with the client to create the home of their
dreams, starting with the kitchen and
moving outward. Our 10-page proprietary Loudermilk Homes Architectural
Checklist covers all the design elements of
your home, down to such details as which
way the doors should swing open."
The remaining steps include design,
construction kick-off, framing, mechanicals, interior and exterior, and finishes.
"After the finishes stage, clients are able to
move into their new home," Loudermilk
says. "We guide them through the closing
process and make sure all documentation
and warranty items are in order."
Loudermilk Homes sends its vice president of construction and the project superintendent on a final walk-through with
a 500-point checklist to ensure the client's
home is perfect. "They teach the client how
to care for their HVAC system, how the
electrical breaker and water shutoffs work
and how to maintain other major systems,"
he says. "We also do another walk-through
a month after closing to make sure everything continues to be perfect."
weeks of the project, which was our cleanup stage, and she was blown away."
The property boasts seven bedrooms and
many custom features such as a wine cellar and a racquetball court that converts to
a basketball court with a push of a button
that lowers a backboard and hoop. "It has
an amazing pool that will probably end up
winning an award, a bar system, and his sauna is absolutely amazing," Loudermilk says.
"It has a double-level master closet. The client's wife's main closet is next to their bed-
INNOVATION ON PURPOSE
Loudermilk Homes recently completed a
$4 million, 15,000-square-foot home in
the Atlanta area. The project was unique
for the company because the client lived in
California at the time, and only visited the
site twice during major build-out. "Our
client felt like he was there with us every day via our photos, live feed and app,"
Loudermilk says. "His wife had never seen
the house until they arrived the last three
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