Well, you get everything you want, the way you want it. For some, the debate stops there, but perhaps you need more than that.
If you’re in the market for a new home but are struggling with whether to build custom or to personalize a production home (or ‘Semi-Custom’), we’ve assembled a list ten reasons you might want to consider building a truly custom home.
TOP TEN REASONS TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME
1) A FUTURE-PROOF HOME
A custom home affords you the opportunity to design a living space that fits your needs today, while also taking into account whatever surprises your future might hold. We have built several multigenerational homes, and look forward to sharing our expertise with you. We’re here to help you build a home that changes along with your needs over time.
2) LOWER MONTHLY ENERGY BILLS
Purchasing an existing home works for some, but retrofitting older homes with modern, updated energy efficient fixtures can get pricey, fast.
Granted, a new home buyer should always expect energy efficient fixtures in their new home, but with a custom build, there’s an even greater opportunity to dial in energy efficiency and substantially lower your monthly energy bills.
3) FLEX SPACE FOR FAMILY LIFE
Most younger families expect open, amply lit flex spaces that naturally bridge the gap between cooking, dining, and relaxation. A custom home’s layout gives you the opportunity to create a more inclusive family environment, while still maintaining privacy where it matters.
4) A FLOOR PLAN THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
What’s life without friends?
The ability to comfortably entertain your guests can have a huge impact on a homeowners’ quality of life, and building a custom home is the perfect opportunity to play up your hosting strengths. Build a custom patio that accentuates a barbeque pit, or an in-ground pool. Turn a standard living room into a great room or build a kitchen large enough to comfortably cook for the entire extended family.
5) SELF-EXPRESSION IN THE DETAILS
Think about every place you’ve lived.
When did you ever have a say in the details of your home? The chance to hand-select the doorknobs, light fixtures or kitchen appliances? Custom homes are a true expression of the owners. It’s your chance to create a cohesive living experience that’s all you, through and through.
6) THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY, BUILT RIGHT IN
Along with open floor plans, integrated home technology is one of the fastest changing aspects of designing a modern home. Out of the gate, multi-room audio systems, smart appliances, and home automation are all on the table if you’re building a custom home. We install fiber optic cables with plenty of power to spare, so you will be ready no matter what kind of technology is around the corner.
7) BUILT WHERE YOU WANT IT
Before you’re ever thinking about great room designs or roofing materials, you have the opportunity to choose where you want to build — and there’s a lot of power in that.
If you’re planning a family, you have the ability to build your home in the right school districts, or close to family and friends.
Not only that, but by partnering with the right home builder, you can build directly into the natural terrain of your lot.
8) LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
Buying an existing home can feel like a gamble, specifically when it comes to unforeseen maintenance pitfalls that present themselves a few months or years after all the paperwork is signed and done.
And while this goes without saying, it bears repeating: everything in a custom home is new. That means a lot of building materials, appliances, and home furnishings come with direct from manufacturer warranties. This allows you to truly enjoy your home from day one.
9) OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE YOUR BUILDER
Custom home building is all about choices, and that goes for whom you decide to work with, too.
When you entrust your future into the hands of a homebuilder, you want to choose a builder you are comfortable with, and enjoy communicating with. A company that will only work with the best materials and craftsmen means you’re more likely to end up with a home that exceeds your standards and holds its value for years to come, in case you need to sell down the road.
10) PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
There’s no substitute for admiring a home filled with choices made by you, for you. We know how important it is to get it right, and with us it’s personal. We’re with you every step of the way, and we look forward to building your dream home together.