Chris and Amanda recently moved into their beautiful new Petros Home in Grafton, Ohio. For what seemed like forever, Amanda had dreamed of the day when she could host family and friends in the perfect setting that reflected the couples “favorite things”. Having purchased re-sale homes in the past, the desire to have a location and space that truly felt like “home” has brought much joy in 2021 and especially the holiday season. The couple shared, “ We were focused on every detail that would make our new home special and working with the team at Petros Homes to bring this dream to life has been an amazing experience”.
Chris and Amanda were delighted to share their insights into their new home building experience, their main reasons for choosing a homebuilder and advice to others that are considering building a new home.
What do you like to do for fun?
For fun we like to spend time hosting friends and family and we enjoy spending time outdoors with our dogs or doing projects when the weather is nice. I am also very into decorating for the holidays at the moment—I’ve been looking forward to this since construction started—and Chris is being a very good sport about it.
What prompted you to think about moving?
We grew up in a rural area and for the past few years we have been living in our first home in Parma which never felt like “home” to us. We felt that it was time to come back to somewhere with more space and where we could be closer to most of our friends and family. It was important to us to build a custom home because we wanted our next move to be somewhere that we considered a “forever home.”
What did you like about/why did you choose Petros Homes?
We chose Petros homes after touring a few of the model homes and homes under construction. It became clear very quickly that each build was done with a lot of care for the customers. Also, for better or worse, I am an anxious person who likes to be involved in things on detailed level but I know nothing about home building so it was very important to me to choose a builder whose team I felt we could trust during each step of the process.
What do you think will be your favorite feature in your new home/what area of the home are you most excited about?
So far we love our open great room and kitchen! It is not only the perfect space for hosting friends and family easily and comfortably but it is also so nice to come home after work and be able to cook and relax together in the same area. All of the windows and glass doors add so much natural light so it’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the few sunny days during an Ohio winter from inside. Our last home was very closed off and did not prioritize natural lighting which is something we did not enjoy. Our back porch with the fireplace is also beautiful and I am sure it will get a lot of use when the weather starts to warm up!
What are you most looking forward to once your new home is complete?
We are very excited for the holidays! It meant a lot to us to be able to move in time for Christmas. Also, we are now 5-10 minutes from a lot of friends and family. It is so nice to be closer to our loved ones. I can’t forget to mention the extra space for our dogs, too. We’ve only been moved in for about a week and it’s amazing how calm they are here. We are all very happy so far!
To learn more about joining the Bouttons as a new Petros homeowner, visit our Build On Your Own Lot page or contact a sales associate to schedule a personal appointment!