Our Process

Steps To Build A Custom Home


The custom home building process is exciting. It’s a chance to make every cabinet, finish and paint color selection reflect you and your family! With so many decisions, timelines, and building stages, it’s also a process that might make you feel in over your head.


The good news is that Abide Homes guides you every step of the way during the custom home building process. From the architectural planning and interior design to the post-completion final home walkthrough and even our comprehensive warranty. All of this ensures your new custom home becomes a true reality!


Abide Homes is dedicated to creating beautiful, lasting homes. Excellent quality results from our steadfast attention to detail and commitment to using superior construction materials.


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6 Steps To Build A Custom Home

If you’re considering building a custom home but aren’t sure where to start, this guide can help! Each of the steps to build a custom home is listed below.


Step 1

Get Inspired & Explore Your Options

The first of many steps to build a custom home is to make a list of features you love and what you want to have in your custom home. Pinterest is a great starting point, especially if you want to incorporate current home building and design trends! You can also request a free consultation, view our homes in the building process, and get expert advice on home features you are interested in.

Step 2

Design, Customize, & Budget

Once you have a list of features in mind, it’s time to start designing your custom home on paper! Our dedicated team will guide you through pricing out a home while considering your family needs, lifestyle, budget, and the neighborhood where you envision your family living. And with our itemized selection sheets, there’s no mystery to our prices and, more importantly, no surprises!

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Step 3

Personalize Your New Home

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly create a home that fits your unique lifestyle needs and design preferences! Our in-house team works closely with you to handpick premium finishes and amenities that stay true to your ideal design aesthetic, construction schedule, and budget.

Step 4

Finalize Home Building Plans & Financing

While your plans are finalized, we’ll work with you to secure financing for your new home. 

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Step 5

Begin Building Your Custom Home

From pouring the foundation to the final walk-through, you play a key role in the progress of your new home. Our dedicated and experienced team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are informed through proactive on-site meetings and regular updates.

Step 6

Welcome To Your New Home

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for – getting the keys to your brand new, custom home! Moving in is exciting, but what’s even better is knowing you’re fully covered by our total protection warranty options.


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Question & answers

Steps To Build A Custom Home

There are several factors that influence the custom home building process and overall timeline. The average project time ranges from 10 months to 2 years. Working with the best home builder is a crucial factor that will determine the timeline. We work closely with you so you can unleash your creativity while being guided by our skilled architects and builders.

The answer is it depends on how you are using it If you’re trying to use cost per square foot as a means of comparing estimates between builders, you might be comparing apples to oranges. This can lead you to think you’re getting a better deal, but you’re actually not. Clarity is crucial when deciphering cost per square foot.

In most cases, the out-of-pocket costs you should expect when building a home include the land purchase, architectural plans, down payment, and interest payments (if applicable) during the construction phase.

Once you have a list of desired features, give us a call to schedule a free consultation! Our consultations are free, and we are happy to help regardless of where you are in the home building process.

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Building your dream home should be a fun, efficient, and exciting experience. With Abide Homes, it is. We’ve spent decades helping people create custom homes that fit their unique needs and budgets, and we’re ready to help you too! Give us a call at 405-930-8351 or contact us online and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.

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Areas We Serve

Abide Homes is a custom home builder serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Moore, and the surrounding areas.