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New Home Selections

Part of the fun of buying a new home is selecting finish materials and colors. You will make some of these choices at the Taylor Homes office and others at our suppliers’ showrooms. 

Selection Hints

Taylor Homes provides you with selection sheets that list the choices you need to make. Schedule time to visit both our office and our suppliers’ showrooms to make your selections as soon as possible. Your prompt completion of these selections helps prevent the delays caused by backorders. 

You are welcome to bring cushions or swatches to showrooms to coordinate colors. View color samples in both natural and artificial light to get an accurate impression of the color. Variations between samples and actual material installed can occur. This is due to the manufacturer’s coloring process (dye lots) and to the fact that over time, sunlight and other environmental factors affect the samples.

Your homeowners association and selections your future neighbors have already made may limit some of your choices for exterior finish materials. The sooner you can make your selections, the greater the number of choices you have.  Driving through the area to view existing homes is one way to select exterior paint colors as well as brick, windows and shingles for your new home.  Selections often look different on a full-size home. 

Please retain your selection sheets for future reference. They are useful for matching paint colors, tile grout, and replacement items in your home. 

Custom Changes

The possibilities for your new home far exceed the popular ideas we suggest on our option and upgrade lists. In addition to the available options, you may have custom features you want us to incorporate into your new home. Think, dream, imagine, look—we will assist you in any way that we can to make these decisions as early as possible. 

Please keep in mind that your new neighbors have this same opportunity and may request still other features. We will be happy to provide you with pricing on duplicating such items in your home, but make no claim that we have mentioned or offered every possible idea. 

In order to deliver your home as close as possible to the target date, we order many items well in advance of installation. Once a particular item is ordered, making further changes may involve an adjustment in the planned delivery date and additional costs. By working within the boundaries of the change order schedule, you can usually avoid both.

Cutoff Points for Changes

By completing any change orders according to the schedule below, you will save additional costs and avoid adding days to the construction schedule.

Changes affecting Should be made prior to

(1) Foundation Engineering and permit application

(2) Windows, doors, and Foundation 


(3) Mechanical systems, Framing

      cabinets, and appliances

(4) Texture, wallpaper; Mechanical rough-ins

      hardware and lighting

(5) Interior trim and floor Insulation


(6) Landscape design, Interior trim

driveways, walks & patios

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