Building New with Kaitlin and Kyle
When it comes to building a home from the ground up, the best home-building tips come from the homeowners and industry experts who have been through the process and know it inside and out! With the Building New series offered by Eastbrook Homes, you get exactly that: a window into the homebuying journey of Eastbrook homeowners. Through interviews and home walkthroughs, you get home-building tips along every step of the process, from choosing the perfect location to being handed the keys to your brand-new dream home.
This Building New journey follows Kaitlin and Kyle, a newly married couple in search of the perfect home to accommodate the family they plan to start together. When no home on the market seemed able to meet their needs, they turned to Eastbrook Homes for help building one! Join us each month to follow Kaitlin, Kyle, and the Eastbrook team as they embark on this unique journey together!
Meeting Kaitlin and Kyle
Having just recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, Kaitlin and Kyle were looking for a place to settle down and start a family when they decided to move to West Michigan. With the couple both starting fully remote jobs, there was some flexibility with where to plant roots, though staying close to Kyle’s Chicago-based family and Kaitlin’s East Michigan relatives was important. The town of Rockford, with its rich natural environment, thriving local culture, and proximity to Grand Rapids, fit the bill perfectly. All that was left was to find a home that would meet their unique needs.
Building a home with Eastbrook Homes offered Kaitlin and Kyle the opportunity to cater their new home to the lifestyle they envisioned for themselves and their future family, especially once they found a lot in the Autumn Trails community. With easy access to nature trails, like the famed White Pine Trail, and wooded areas surrounding their future home, Kaitlin and Kyle can look forward to privacy in their home while also having plenty of room for their dog, Hazel, and their future children to run and play. With the location now decided, it’s time for Kaitlin and Kyle to begin designing their dream home alongside the Eastbrook Homes experts. Follow along to see their journey!
Exploring Home Plans
Now that Kaitlin and Kyle have found their perfect Eastbrook community, it’s time to take the next steps in building their new dream home! First things first: choosing a home plan. Kaitlin and Kyle met with Sales Consultant Bruce, who provided a tour through an Eastbrook model home to help the couple envision life in their future home. This particular floor plan, The Maxwell, offered not only a first-hand look at what the finished home may look like but also a window into the kind of personalization that’s possible during the building process. From an extended dining room to additional cabinetry, there was no shortage of ways Kaitlin and Kyle could add their own personality to their home design.
After the model home tour, the couple was able to do a virtual walkthrough of The Fitzgerald on the Eastbrook website, customizing the floor plan and getting a cost estimate for each change to the base design. Leaving no stone unturned, Kaitlin and Kyle also visited an under-construction Birkshire floor plan to explore their options for a two-story home and get a peek into the Eastbrook building process. Join us next month to find out what home plan the couple chose, as well as see their home design decisions with help from the talented designers at the Eastbrook Home Creation Studio!
Ready to start your own journey of building new? Let Easbrook Homes help! With over 50 years of experience as a West Michigan home builder, we take pride in our customizable home plans and diverse set of move-in-ready homes ready to meet the unique needs of each and every homeowner. Download our free Interactive Home Building Guide, browse our online feature gallery, or explore our community map to locate the perfect Eastbrook community for you and your family. Connect with us today to get started!
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