The best new home construction plans may need customization to meet the hopes and dreams of future Quail home owners. Sometimes changes happen before the foundation is poured. Other changes might not be even be noticed or required until we’re well into the journey from paper plans to finished home. Bottom line? Any good hands-on builder should be able to accommodate changes. Not only do we accommodate changes, we prepare for them and even encourage them.

This is the reason we think walk-throughs are valuable tools in the Quail Homes of Vancouver, WA building process. Walk-throughs allow for flexibility to make changes at various stages in the home building process. How about an example? We’re glad you asked.

Northwoods cabinets kitchen framing

RANDY FROM NORTHWOODS CABINETS OUTLINES THE KITCHEN AT A FRAMING WALK-THROUGH

At a recent framing walk-through, Randy from Northwoods Cabinets was helping this home owner get the lay of the land in their kitchen when it was noted how close the island would be in proximity to their open pantry door. The client realized they wanted a larger walkway and more space in the area. Should they just keep it as is? What do you think we did?

Northwoods cabinets pantry framing

THE ALWAYS ANIMATED RANDY AND INSET OF MEASURED PANTRY DOOR

By problem solving and being adaptable we redesigned the kitchen island into a peninsula. At that very moment. Just like that.

Would the original plan with the pantry door and the island “as is” have worked? Of course. But a redesign of the area gave the home owner the space they wanted, so we encouraged the change. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that it was a no-brainer.

We’re pretty sure this is the reason the saying “measure twice, cut once” exists. We just love seeing it in action.

Island to Peninsula plan

ISLAND TO PENINSULA

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