The Burton Homes Process

Burton Homes gives its clients two important things that are worth their weight in gold: customization and communication. Our process is like no other and every step of the way the client is involved in creating the home of their dreams.

So what makes us so very different from other home construction companies? Simple, we listen. We want your involvement and input in all phases of the design and construction process because while we may be building your home you are the one who will live there. Here is how we go about achieving the goal of exceeding your expectations from start to finish.

We Begin With a Design Meeting

Bring your ideas to the table and let’s talk about them. We want to know you and your dreams. We want to know how you long to live. What are the elements you cannot live without and what are aspects you would rather avoid. This is where the magic begins and the foundational relationship with us starts.

Burton Homes Gets to Work

We absolutely love this phase of the process! Everything we have learned about you and your family becomes integral and our team begins to meld together all your ideas and your dreams to design a home made just for you.

The Plans are Drawn

Our team works to assemble a set of plans customized specifically for you. Dreams become blueprints.

The Building Begins

The Burton Team and our sub-contractors start the work of building your home. Tangible evidence of your long desired hopes and wishes starts.

We Meet With You

As your home is being built, we meet with you to review plans and make adjustments. We invite you to stop by your home site during construction and see the progress. It is exciting to see! You will choose finishes and special touches. Meet with our landscaping experts and design your package and customize your pool space. The finishing touches are almost complete and with that so is your home.

Begin the Journey Within the Walls

Welcome home! All the hopes you have had are set in stone, literally. Your new home is complete and now the magic really happens.

Burton Homes values relationships above all else and when we enter into a partnership with you rest assured that your wishes are important to us. We would love to meet you in person so stop by our award winning model home at Wyndham at Duran located at 3159 Wyndham Way in Viera, FL. You can see in person just how stunning our homes are and talk with one of our team members.

Introducing The Villa Series

Burton Homes is proud to announce our brand new collection of homes. You have seen just what we can do for our customers and it is with pride that we bring the Villa Series to you. Available now, the Villa Series has all the luxuries and amenities you are accustomed to when it comes to Burton’s exclusive home designs with a smaller price tag. We have always sought to bring our clientele the best in the custom business and these new models are no exception.

The Villa Series homes are 2800 square feet and start in the high 400,000’s. These homes are available in Fairway Lakes and Charolais Estates as well as your own lot. As always, each home is customizable and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your dreams come to life in one of these exclusive designs. We take pride in every single home we bring to life and these are no exception. Customizable luxury, superior customer service, and communication are at the heart of our design process and your dreams are always at the forefront of our minds. We know you have a choice when deciding upon a custom homebuilder but there simply is nothing like the quality and luxury of a Christopher Burton Home.

If your interest is piqued, please visit us at our model home located within the Wyndham of Duran neighborhood at Viera, FL. The model is open and we are ready to meet with you and get the process started. While there you can see just how much thought, care, and expertise we put in to each and every home we build. You can see first hand all the amenities we offer and how we build to suit your individual needs. From superior technology to seamless indoor to outdoor living, our model home will give you a glimpse into all that is waiting for you once you choose Burton Homes to build for you.

The Added “Bonus” of Bonus Rooms

One of the many things that set Burton Homes apart is our dedication to customization. We know that each of our clients brings a different vision for their perfect home and we walk with you through the design process from start to finish.

One of the trends we have seen, as of late is the “bonus” room. Many families desire a room or area that can function as a distinct space, whether it be a single room or a suite style space, for a specific purpose and then transition into something different as the needs of the family change over time. Bonus rooms can be great additions to your design plan because they allow for freedom to change along with your needs.

So what can you do with the extra space in your custom built Burton Home? The possibilities abound. Here are a few ideas to assist you in creating the home of your dreams.

Bedroom

Your bonus room can always be used as a bedroom for family members or guests. This room can transition from nursery to guest bedroom with a few simple changes.

Office

Working from home can be a challenge for many and without a designated office space it can get tricky. If you are in a work from home season in your career, that bonus room could really come in handy. The extra space can seamlessly transition into a fully functioning office allowing you the freedom to work from home with ease.

Craft/Hobby Room

Are you always looking for a place to keep your collectables, excite your creative juices, or keep your athletic gear in check? Bonus spaces are great for doing just that. Crafters and enthusiastic hobbyist alike can use the bonus area to store their supplies and gear junkies have the option to keep their training gear safe and sound.

Home Theater

Imagine for a moment a place where you can go escape from it all with a great film, cozy couch, and the perfect bowl of popcorn. Home theaters are wildly popular features and Burton Homes can help you create an at-home entertainment experience beyond your wildest dreams.

Burton Homes in Brevard County, FL has been creating and building the absolute best custom homes for years now. We know that every family is different and so are their needs. From young families to retirees, we create homes to suit them all. Your dream is our reality. We create functional spaces that adapt easily to your lifestyle all with distinct touches that are created with your family in mind.

The Brevard Lifestyle

Brevard County has so much to offer for so many types of people. When thinking about Florida the incredible weather generally comes to mind first. Sunny skies, luscious beaches, and beautifully crafted architecture are certainly some of the fabulous traits of Florida and Brevard showcases them in stunning glory. Brevard also offers so much more for everyone from retirees to young families. Considering a move? Looking for a change of pace or career? Why not put Brevard on your short list and come see why the Space Coast is beloved by so many.

Brevard County is home to multiple corporations serving as innovators and leaders in the highly specialized fields of aerospace and engineering. Did you know that the Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Titusville all rank in Forbes recent list of the top ten places to live for engineers? Brevard is a great place to consider if you are looking for a career change. Our school system is nationally recognized and Brevard is home to three high schools recognized by U.S. News and World Reports list highlighting the nation’s best high schools.

Our hospital systems proudly serve thousands of patients with the latest in medical innovations and techniques. Brevard is home to several nationally ranked hospitals including Health First’s Viera Hospital which was only one of five hospitals in the state to receive a five star ranking for patient experience and satisfaction. If you are ever in need of medical care, you are in one of the best locations in the United States for state of the art assistance provided by compassionate and caring medical professionals.

Brevard County offers its residents a plethora of outdoor living opportunities. Our extensive parks and recreation system maintains over one hundred public parks along with public golf courses and over 17,000 acres of conservation land. Miles and miles of pristine beaches are great for surfing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. If relaxing in the sun is more your speed our beaches are second to none for times when you just want to slow down and relax.

There really is so much to love about Brevard and it is a wonderful place to call home. Burton Homes has been serving the families of Brevard since 1998 by creating incredible custom homes as unique as their individual owners. Burton Homes knows you have several choices when it comes to building a home but we can guarantee an experience you simply cannot get anywhere else. We love Brevard and all it has to offer. We also know that all of our clients have a unique story complete with diverse tastes and dreams about their new homes. And we can make them all come true. Contact us today for more information.

Customization and Communication

Congratulations! You’ve found the perfect piece of land or the impeccable neighborhood that suits the needs of your family. Now the fun begins. It is time to hire your custom homebuilder in Brevard County, FL to assist you in creating the home of your dreams. Burton Homes knows you have several choices when it comes to custom homebuilders in our area but none can work alongside you like we can to make your dreams reality.

Customization and communication are at the heart of everything we do. Just ask our satisfied clientele who can attest to the tremendous quality and pride of craftsmanship that Burton Homes has to offer. Whether you are in the market for a Mediterranean style home with a modern interior or a home with unique features specific to the needs of your family, we are the company that can exceed your expectations by providing you with all of this and more.

During the recent HBCA Parade of Homes, spectators were given the opportunity to tour some of Brevard’s newest and most exciting models allowing them to see incredible options for great Florida living. The Parade of Homes gave participants the chance to see homes ranging in style, price range, and amenities and Burton Homes blew them away with our model.

Burton took home top honors for our Private Collection Model on display at Wyndham in Viera. This home is nothing short of spectacular with open spaces, bonus rooms that can be utilized in a myriad of ways for whatever stage of life your family finds itself, seamless living from front door to back patio. We have been listening to the desires of our clients for years and this home is just another example of that. Using some of our most popular design features like stunning windowed dining areas and seamless living, this model home showcased immaculate living at its finest. Meticulously thought out and designed with energy efficiency in mind this home was one not to be missed on the tour. Words simply cannot do it justice.

We at Burton Homes know that your house is more than simply a place to reside. It is your home. This is the place where you will make memories that last a lifetime and, with this in mind, we work with you every step of the way. Bring us your dreams and we will create a home that exceeds your wildest expectations.

Contact us today! We look forward to meeting with you and assisting you on the exciting journey of creating a home that marries form, function, design, style, and is the heart and soul of your family.

De-clutter Your Life

One of the easiest ways to find yourself overwhelmed is to be surrounded by clutter. Ah, that dreaded word that encompasses so much. If you find yourself incapable of focusing when surrounded by stuff you aren’t alone. In fact, a study by the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute found that, in layman’s terms, if your environment is full of clutter your ability to focus is restricted due to all the surrounding chaos.

Clutter affects your brain making you distracted and it inhibits your ability to accurately process information. Clearing out the clutter is a great way to organize all areas of your life freeing you from all the distractions that it brings.

Burton Homes in Brevard County focuses on customization and we can help you de-clutter your life. One of the beauties of being Brevard’s premier custom homebuilder is that we work with you from start to finish creating seamless design throughout your home that can free you from the prospect of clutter. Hidden nooks, flawless closets, and gorgeous storage space built to suit the specific needs of your family are just a few of the ways we help you stay stress free.

If you are overwhelmed at the thought of clearing out the junk we at Burton Homes in have some tips to get you started.

1. Keep Design In Mind

When you are in the process of creating a home with us, you will notice from the start that your dreams become our working reality. If you know you have a tendency towards clutter we can implement designs to assist you with stunning storage that can serve you in multiple capacities. Functional storage doesn’t have to be unsightly. Our designs can give you all the space you need while still adhering to the look you are aiming for.

2. Designate a Work Space

Are you a devoted cook? Do your counter tops drive you insane? If so, find places to store all your cookware and utensils. Make sure everything has a place. Be creative! Burton Homes can help you find solutions to all your clutter issues in the kitchen.

If you work from home create a serene environment that will fuel your creativity and keep your workspace free from excess. Find functional ways to store things such as pens, files, important correspondence, etc. so that they don’t find their way into an unending pile on your desktop.

3. Give It Away

Are their items in your home you just don’t use anymore? Do you have racks of clothing that you do not like or simply do not wear anymore? Get rid of them.

This process can feel daunting at the start so don’t take on too much all at once. Try setting aside items you are going to get rid of one at a time. Every day choose one thing you want to discard. Starting small and setting realistic goals can help you achieve success.

Having an abundance of clutter can drastically impede quality of life. By making small changes everyday you can achieve a chaos free home environment.

Closing Up Your Home for Summer

Many Floridians transition to other parts of the country during the summer months packing up and leaving their homes for extended periods. Others take long vacations or travel to visit family and friends making an RV their home for the summer. If you are one of the many who closes up your home for extended amounts of time, we at Burton Homes, your custom home builder in Brevard County, want you to return to your home with everything in tact.

Closing up your home for an extended leave can feel very overwhelming. Where do you start? What comes first? What are the last things that need to be taken care of? If questions like this are leaving your head spinning you are not alone. Below are some guidelines and suggestions to help make the process go as smooth as possible.
Give yourself about 3 weeks before your scheduled departure date to get everything done.

Three Weeks Out

-Schedule yearly home maintenance check-ups for your air conditioning and HVAC units if you have not yet done so.
-Contact your lawn service and arrange a schedule for your absence
-Find all of your hurricane shutters and make sure they are ready to be installed. Figure out what needs to be brought inside and don’t forget about things like patio furniture and outdoor decorative items.
-Make sure your homeowners insurance is up to date.
-Cancel any services such as telephone and cable that you will not be using while you are away.
-Make sure you have someone who can periodically check on your home while you are away.

Two Weeks Out

-Cancel subscriptions
-Suspend mail or arrange for someone to pick it up for you
-Make sure the humidistat settings on your air conditioner are functioning properly. This is extremely important to protect your home from developing fungus and mold while you are away.

One Week Out

-Clean your fridge and freezer
-Vacuum your furniture to remove any mold spores
-Get rid of any inside houseplants
-Begin clearing the food from your cabinets and refrigerator and freezer

Travel Day

-Turn off your refrigerator and unplug it and leave the door slightly open
-Cover toilets
-Make sure drains and stoppers are covered and sealed
-Check your air conditioner settings
-Turn on your security system
-Close and lock all doors

This is by no means an exhaustive list and your needs may be different.

Hiring a Handyman

Hiring help to assist with projects around your home can be a daunting task. Who can you trust to come into your home, one of your most valuable assets? How do you go about selecting a handyman and how do you know if the job you need done is within their scope of abilities. When should you call in a specialized contractor?

Burton Homes, your custom homebuilder in beautiful Brevard County, knows that issues such as this are significant to you for many reasons. You have invested time, money, and your dreams in your new Burton Home and now you want to do everything you can to protect it. Here are some tips on selecting the perfect handyman.

Ask Around

Unlike contractors, handymen and women are not required to have a license or carry insurance. There is also no governing union to regulate requirements pertaining to work provided by handy men and women and rules vary from state to state. This does not mean that handymen are not capable of completing small jobs.

As with anything, ask around and see if friends, neighbors, and family have utilized the services of a handyman. Do your research. Read reviews and set up an initial interview to screen potential candidates. Remember, you are bringing an outsider into your home. You want to be confident in their abilities but also in the character.

Protect Yourself

After choosing a handyman for some help around your home be sure that you have the terms of your agreement in writing. Ask for a guarantee and watch out for scams. Handymen who refuse to guarantee work, solicit jobs by phone, show up uninvited to your home asking for work, or won’t sign a contract are potential scammers and should be avoided at all costs.

Recognize the Scope of Your Project

Handymen and women should not be hired for large-scale projects or emergency repairs. In instances such as these it is best to hire a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor. A qualified and honest handyman should always let you know if your needs are beyond them.

Handymen are great for small jobs such as switching out fixtures, changing faucets, or replacing a few missing shingles. Many handymen and women are retired former unionized contractors so they are well equipped to assist you. Others are self-taught with no formal training.

Jobs Handymen/women Can Handle:

  • Painting
  • Small Plumbing Repairs
  • Shingle Replacement
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Caulking
  • Simple Home Exterior Repairs
  • Deck Repair and Sealing

Of course there may be more jobs a handyman can do for you but before you enter into an agreement with them make sure your project list is well defined. This lets you know exactly what will be done around your home and gives your handyman explicit instruction.

Wildlife At Your Back Door

Spring is upon us here in astoundingly beautiful Brevard County, FL and Burton Homes, your specialized custom home builder, wants you to get out and enjoy all the luxuries that life in Central Florida has to offer.

Not only do we work with you every step of the way to create the home of your dreams, but we also offer advice and tips on how to make that house a home, a place where fantasies meet reality and where you can indulge your senses from in or outside of your residence.

Perhaps you have noticed the change in the weather lately. You aren’t the only one! Cool days and evenings have turned to delightful days and relaxing evenings. More blue jays, cardinals, song sparrows, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and more are making an appearance as the Florida weather makes for a delightful change.

With so much wildlife right at your back door, why not create a haven for them. Creating birdfeeders is an easy way to attract wildlife right in your own backyard.

There are several types of bird feeders to consider when making a purchase or creating one of your own. Some bird feeders will be friendly to multiple types of birds while others are more generic in nature and can accommodate multiple species.

Before you commit decide what type of bird or birds you want to attract and go from there. Below you will find some details on a few types of feeders at your disposal:

1. Tube Feeders – These are usually clear plastic and have multiple perches for birds to land on and feed. They can be filled with a variety of seeds and will attract certain types of birds. These types of feeders work best with birds that are able to feed upside down such as chickadees and goldfinches.
2. Hoppers – Like tube feeders, these generally house seed, but are larger and require less filling over time. If you want to reap the benefits without the extra work this may be the way to go.
3. Nyger Feeders – Similar to tube feeders in size, these feeders accommodate only nyger and thistle, small seeds that are popular with pine siskins, American goldfinches, and purple finches. The feeding ports are very small so this feeder will not attract larger species.
4. Nectar Feeders – These feeders are typically filled with sugar water, the type of food that attracts hummingbirds. They vary in design but if you are after the splendor of these small yet mighty birds this may be the way to go.
5. Fruit Feeders – Pieces of fruit can be stowed away in these types of feeders. Species such as house finches, woodpeckers, and bluebirds love them.

Wildlife can literally be right outside your doorstep if you incorporate some type of bird feeder in your yard. Seeing an abundance of bird life in your yard during this delightful time of year makes the Florida lifestyle that much more enjoyable. Burton Homes in Melbourne, FL knows that you value quality of life and that is why we are here. We want to make your dreams a reality! Contact us today with any questions. We are happy to help. We are happy to serve.

Kitchen Modern Marvel: The Garbage Disposal

Every detail of your new home construction by Burton Homes in Melbourne, FL has been meticulously thought out. You and our expert team of designers and contractors have left nothing to chance.

The delicious kitchen that you have dreamt of for years is now a reality and your spacious interior and luxurious outdoor living spaces are ripe for entertaining. The guests have arrived and you are relishing entertaining family and friends.

Good food and lots of laughter are surely to follow. And then the dreaded clean up comes to pass. Left over parcels of food from the delicious dinner and meal preparation need to be disposed. But, before you put it all down the garbage disposal take these tips to mind. Not everything is suitable for garbage disposals.

Garbage disposals are designed to shred food waste into a size suitable to be passed down through your plumbing. However, they can’t take everything and some food type substances can wreak havoc on your disposal.

No Hot Grease

You may be thinking, “It’s liquid surely it is safe.” However, hot grease such as oils and lards harden as they cool. If you put them down the drain they can clog up your plumbing.

Pasta and Rice

These hardy carbohydrates make for great additions to everyday meals but are a no-no for garbage disposals. Because of their starchy content they expand in water and if you put them down the drain they will continue to do so every time you turn on the faucet. The constant expansion can clog up your pipes creating plumbing nightmare.

Household Cleaners and Chemicals

These substances are harmful on your plumbing system in general and should never be put down a disposal.

Vegetable Peels

Yes, these are food substances, however peels and cornhusks can wrap themselves around your disposal’s blades and dull them. Eggshells are also something that you shouldn’t put down the drain for the same reasons. It’s best to dispose of peels and shells in the compost bin or garbage can.

Coffee Grinds

Coffee grinds, because of their fine nature, will easily go down the drain but can build up in the trap causing clogs. A great way to dispose of grinds is in your garden.

Bottle Caps, Twist Ties, and Packaging

This pretty much goes without saying but in the clean up process these items can make their way into your disposal. Before you add safe food items and turn on your disposal check to be sure items such as these haven’t mistakenly made their way into your disposal.