Building in Veranda: A Step by Step Process

May 21, 2019

Veranda is located inside of the larger community of University Club, just minutes away from LSU and downtown Baton Rouge. This traditionally planned community is comprised of 68 lots waiting for homes to be built.

As Veranda’s exclusive homebuilder, Bardwell Homes has a close relationship with the principal architect (Mike Sullivan of Looney Ricks Kiss) and interior designer (HGTV’s Kenneth Brown) of these homes.

Homes in Veranda are designed to match your personal style, and are built with Bardwell’s thoughtful attention to detail.

So how do you go about building a home in Veranda? We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step and show you how simple it is to make yourself at home.

Step 1: Meet with our Realtor

Bardwell’s expert realtor, Heather Kirkpatrick, is the first face you’ll meet. She’s on the team to discuss the community, show you available lots, and explore floor plans. Homes in Veranda range from 2,000 to3,000+ square feet with single and two-story options available.

Step 2: Meet with Bardwell

Now it’s our turn! We’ll work together to personalize your plans. Bardwell offers a selection of amenities and add-ons when building your home. You can share your vision with us and we can show you your options. We’ll approve your final floor plan and sign contracts to get things moving!

Step 3: Plumbing and Appliances

We’ll refer you to two approved Bardwell vendors who will make sure you’re taken care of. Working with our vendors maximizes efficiency and ensures quality. At this step, you’ll make appointments to select plumbing at Coburn’s and appliances at Stanton’s. Be sure to save photos of your selections for later meetings.

Step 4: Design Meeting 1

At this meeting we’ll provide options for you to choose your exterior color palette, garage door, mantel design, interior trim, sink selections and review cabinet design.

How to prepare?

Bring photos and magazine ideas, drive around different neighborhoods, bring paint chips, and pictures of bar area/butler’s pantry (if applicable), kitchen, desk, broom closet and utility room cabinet inspirations you would like to incorporate into your home.

Step 5: Countertops, Electrical Fixtures and Hardware

Time to visit a few more of our wonderful vendors. VisitMichael Paul’s Natural Stone (Stone Fabricator) first to look at inventory including remnants for guest baths and to select stone edging and sinks. Once you’ve made these selections you can make appointments to select countertops, electrical fixtures and hardware.

Step 6: Design Meeting 2

Now it’s time to finalize cabinet plans, interior paint colors and flooring. We’ll also tie together selections made from vendor appointments.

How to prepare?

Bring photos from your vendor appointments, interior paint inspirations and fabric swatches of furniture or drapery.

Step 7: Walk Thru’s

Walk thru #1: Bring electrical selections and think through outlet/charging locations, lamp and furniture placement, locations of TV’s, can placement and speakers.Finalize cabinet dresser placement if applicable.

Walk thru #2: Finalize closet layouts and fencing plans on-site.

Walk thru #3: At the Homeowner Orientation Walk, we will prepare punch list items to be handled before closing.

Walk thru #4: For the final walk, the Superintendent will review details and go over completed punch list.

Step 8: Closing

Time to make it officially YOUR home! After construction is complete, we’ll walk through the closing process and you’ll be off to start life in your new Bardwell home!

If you’re interested in learning about building in Veranda reach out to us! Take the first step. Call Bardwell at (225) 331-6955 – we’d love to get to know you!