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Mission-Mod Blog House Kitchen Design

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Kitchen Blends Old World Elements with Contemporary Style

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A rendering of the kitchen in the Mission-Mod blog house shows the contemporary styled upper cabinets with stainless steel frames and frosted glass to complement the stainless steel appliances. The metallic accents contrast with espresso colored slab cabinets. The kitchen is under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The design of the kitchen is complete in the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri in the gated country club community of Heathrow, Florida.

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The kitchen features an on-trend bi-level island that double tasks as a food prep area and casual dining bar. The bar is designed as an attached table with enough seating to replace the need for a breakfast nook. Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri is building The Mission-Mod Blog house in Heathrow, Florida.

The home is a blend of two styles: Spanish-Mission and Modern-Contemporary, hence “Mission-Mod.”

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The kitchen rendering in the Mission-Mod Blog House shows slab cabinets with streamlined hardware for minimalist style. The backsplash ties it all together with metallic and glass mosaics. The home is under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

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Metallic and glass mosaic tile going on the kitchen backsplash in the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

 

Balance is key to creating the seamless style and in the kitchen we are mixing modern materials such as sleek stainless steel and slab cabinets in espresso with rustic materials including travertine floors and granite countertops.

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The kitchen also features a built-in coffee brewer and a coffee nook above the microwave to accommodate the homeowners’ collection of espresso and artisan coffee makers. The kitchen island base also houses a built-in ice maker and a soft drink fridge. For more, subscribe to the video series that tracks the progress of the Mission-Mod Blog House on YouTube.

 

 

 

Mission-Mod Blog House Walls Go Up

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The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction.

This week the Mission-Mod Blog House began to take shape as the walls went up on the first floor of this 4,600 square foot custom home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. This is a good time to talk about the engineering of masonry block construction (also known as CMU). In certain parts of Florida, building code requires that the first floor of a home be constructed out of masonry block filled with reinforced concrete.

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block alone does not carry the weight of the home. It must be filled with rebar (steel rods) and concrete inside the cells of the block for the walls to support the structure of the home. The way masonry block behaves structurally is by lining up the cells and filling them with reinforced concrete every four feet and at every opening in the home to create a series of vertical concrete columns that will carry the structural load from above.

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.  THe masonry block (also known as CMU)  will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. THe masonry block (also known as CMU) will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

At the top of the masonry block walls are lentil blocks installed that have U-shaped openings. These line up with the adjacent masonry block and will be filled with reinforced concrete to create a horizontal, continuous beam around the perimeter of the home. Next, work begins on framing the second floor of the home. Workers also will create a cast-in-place radius beam over the front door that will be filled with concrete to carry the weight of the tower entry.

Click the video below to watch a recap of the Mission-Mod Blog House construction process thus far:

Check back again next week as we document the structural frame work for the second floor.

Mission-Mod Blog Home Concrete Foundation Pour

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Concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida.

Concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida.

Foundation work is complete on the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.  The dirt floor underwent a termite treatment and was covered in plastic to prep for the concrete foundation pour.

The dirt foundation is prepped with a termite treatment and covered in plastic in advance of the concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The dirt foundation is prepped with a termite treatment and covered in plastic in advance of the concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The 4,600 square foot home’s foundation sits four inches above the finished floor elevation. Notice that the tower entry sits even higher at 14 inches above the finished floor elevation to accommodate steps leading to the front door for a grand entrance.

 

 

Before the concrete pour, you can see around the perimeter of the home’s foundation, deep trenches with reinforced steel rods. These trenches are called footers and they are 20 inches deep and will be filled with concrete to anchor the load bearing walls of the home.

Because the home has an open floor plan, the footers are a few inches deeper than in a typical home foundation. Since there are fewer load bearing walls in the home, the footers have to be super stable to support few walls that will carry the structural load.

The concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The foundation required 11 trucks of concrete. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The foundation required 11 trucks of concrete. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the concrete block walls go up, so stay tuned as we offer tips on the masonry phase of construction. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

 

 

 

The Mission-Mod Blog House Groundwork Begins

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Laying the Groundwork For the Mission-Mod Blog House:

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

 

This week, groundwork is underway on the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri in advance of the concrete foundation pour. Here’s what happens in this phase:

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

The installation of the underground electrical and plumbing systems of the home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Placement of the steel reinforcements for the footings. Remember that footings are sections of the concrete foundation that are larger and deeper to carry the weight loads of the home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Termite treatment of the foundation

Now, here a few tips to consider in this phase of new home construction:

Before the concrete slab is poured, it’s a good idea to review your electrical outlet locations and make sure that you have ample floor outlets for lamps, technology, a piano etc. in spaces such as the living room, family room and office.

Check the location of the main electrical panel that will be located on exterior wall. Make sure on the opposite side of that wall, in your interior living space, that the exterior panel is not near a bed. Some clients have concerns about electro-magnetic fields produced by the power running through the panel. It is best to avoid placing the exterior panel on the opposite wall of where a bed would be located.

Stay tuned this week as we lay the foundation of the Mission-Mod Blog House and offer tips for this important step in new home construction.

Mission-Mod Blog House Foundation Work Begins

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Follow the Mission-Mod Blog House for a Step-By-Step Tutorial on the Custom Construction Process

The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The next phase of construction of the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri requires soil testing of the lot. This should happen before the concrete forms are laid out for the foundation and the underground work begins. Two soil tests are necessary: Proctor and Density. These two tests will provide the builder with information on the type of soils the lot contains and how compact the soils are. Compaction results of 95 percent or better are suitable for construction.

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the concrete foundation and underground work begins. Due to the existing grading conditions of the lot, the builder decided to do a monolithic foundation which consists of the footings and the slab in a single pour versus a stem wall in which the footers are poured and a masonry wall is constructed and then the slab poured on top of that. If your lot is on a hill or sloping terrain, a stem wall foundation is required. Since this particular lot is flat, it accommodates a monolithic foundation, which is less expensive (a cost savings of approximately 30 percent).

The concrete foundation contractor places the forms around the perimeter of the house including the garage and sets the forms at the proper elevation.

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the plumber and the electrician “pull strings” (string the locations) to figure out where pipes electrical conduits will be located with respect to the walls and plumbing and fixtures. Also in this phase, the plumber will do the underground work for the mechanical contractor, which is placing conduits for the copper lines necessary for the air conditioning units. This form serves as a grid to guide the underground work. Stay tuned for our next post as the Mission-Mod Blog House undergoes its concrete foundation pour.

Mission-Mod Blog House

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Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Master the Learning Curve of Custom Construction by following Jorge Ulibarri’s Blog House

A step by step documentation of the construction of a 4,600 square foot “Mission-Mod” home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

 

The rendering shows the home to be built on a one-third acre lot in the gated country club community of Heathrow in The Reserve neighborhood. The lot is the last available in that neighborhood and sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with some unique site and design challenges.

The one third acre lot is the site of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The lot is located in the gated country club of Heathrow, in The Reserve neighborhood. It is the last available lot in The Reserve.

The one-third acre lot is the site of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The lot is located in the gated country club of Heathrow, in The Reserve neighborhood. It is the last available lot in The Reserve.

The lot is surrounded by walls on two sides, including the back so the home’s design must visually compensate by creating a beautiful pool and backyard resort oasis view.

Elevation of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Elevation of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Jorge designed the home to meet the lifestyle needs of a family of four—Mom, Dad and two tween children. The architectural style is a unique blend of Spanish Mission and Modern Influences known as “Mission-Mod.” Distinguishing architectural features include arched windows with pre cast stone surrounds, gable roofs, a round tower entrance, red clay tile roof and white washed stucco.

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

The home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a media room, an office, and a grand room. The home’s open floor plan combines the great room, kitchen and dining room into an expansive living and entertaining space. The house does not have a breakfast nook instead a double island serves as the casual dining area to accommodate six people. There is a formal dining room and a great room replaces the formal living room. A three-car garage is on the side of the home.

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

 

Once the design was finalized, applications for permits were submitted. Let’s review the steps of the pre construction process:

1. Design of the home starts with the preliminary drawings or schematics that include floor plans and elevations. Once the client approves the schematics, the process advances to the construction documents phase. Preliminary drawings typically take four to six weeks to develop.

2.  Next is the construction documents phase. This is when we create a full set of construction plans from the schematics. Construction documents typically take six to eight weeks. During this phase, the client will work to secure a construction loan. The builder and the client start work on the home specifications that detail everything included in the home.

3.The builder and client will start reviewing the construction contract. Once the construction documents, the specs and the contract are done, all documents are submitted to the bank. The bank typically takes 30 days to review the documentation and close on the construction loan.

4.During the bank review process, the builder submits the drawings for the permits to the proper governing authorities in effort to have the permits approved and ready to go by the time the bank and client close on the construction loan.

5. Once permits are approved and the bank loan has closed, construction on the custom home begins.

6.The first phase of construction requires a survey of the lot to determine the finished floor elevation with respect to our existing grade and the location of the four corners of the envelope (the outer boundaries of the house). The finished floor is the height at which the house will be constructed with respect to the road and adjacent properties.

7. From the results of the survey, we are going to determine whether we have to remove or add fill and how much. You have to remove the first four to six inches of dirt to remove all the organic soils that will affect the foundation.

The lot for the Mission-Mod Blog House is prepped for construction by removing the first six inches of organic soil and the finished floor elevation is determined from a site survey. For more, go to www.ImyourBuilder.com

The lot for the Mission-Mod Blog House is prepped for construction by removing the first six inches of organic soil and the finished floor elevation is determined from a site survey. For more, go to www.ImyourBuilder.com

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