For many families, purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments they will ever make; and while the prospect of buying a home can be exciting, you may also find yourself filled with uncertainty over the numerous decisions you will have to make during the home buying process.
One of the first decisions you will need to make when buying a home is whether you want to look at pre-existing homes on the market or new construction homes still under development. However, a third option not many people consider is having a home custom-built.
Having your new home custom-built is a great way to ensure that the home you buy meets your exact specifications. Instead of settling for a home that has most of the features you wanted, choosing to custom build your home ensures that you end up with the dream home you have always wanted. If you have not previously considered having a home custom-built, or you are on the fence about doing so, here is a look at just a few of the benefits of choosing a custom-built home.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a custom home is that you have complete control over the style and design of your build. When you choose a pre-built home, there is almost always something that you wanted that you will have to sacrifice, as no home is going to meet all of your specifications.
Even “turn-key” homes may need a bit of work to make it your dream home. Alternatively, when you have a home custom-built, you have complete control over every design decision from the very beginning. You have the power to pick the exact paint, flooring, and appliances that you want.
You will even get to make decisions you might not have previously thought would be important to you such as the style of baseboards used and the types of windows installed. This ensures that your finished home perfectly meets your style and needs and will not need any work after you move in. The finished product will truly be your dream home.
When talking about making sacrifices when buying a new home, location is always one of the biggest things families have to discuss. Oftentimes, you may find the perfect house in the wrong location or a house in your preferred neighborhood that needs a lot of work. Instead of having to decide between a beautiful house or your dream neighborhood, choosing to build a custom home will give you the best of both worlds.
Once you find a lot in the area you have always wanted to live in, you can work on building your dream home from the ground up without having to make any sacrifices. You will have the freedom to choose a lot in the perfect area to meet your family’s needs. Whether you want to be part of an active community, you want a spectacular view, or you’d prefer something more private and secluded on the outskirts of town, building a custom home gives you the flexibility to choose the right lot for your dream home.
One of the most common misconceptions about custom homes is that having a home built will automatically be more expensive than purchasing a pre-existing home; however, this is not always the case. The reality is that building a custom home is only as expensive as you choose it to be, as you get to choose the quality of materials used and what special features you want to include in your home, all of which can drastically alter the price-point.
In fact, choosing to have a home custom-built will give you more control over where and how you spend your money, as you will get to decide how your budget is prioritized. When you work with an experienced custom home builder, they will take your budget concerns into consideration from day one. They can help you to decide how to spend your money based on what you are looking for in your dream home, helping to ensure that your finished home comes as close to your original budget as possible.
Depending on the climate where you live, and the costs associated with heating/cooling your home throughout the year, buying a home that is energy-efficient may be particularly important to you. Yet, when you buy an older pre-built home, it may not be the most energy-efficient as it likely won’t have the best insulation.
Even newly-built homes may not be as energy-efficient as you would like depending on the quality of materials used. Yet, when you have a home custom-built, you get to choose just how energy-efficient your home is. From having high-quality insulation and windows installed to reduce heat transfer year-round to having state-of-the-art energy-efficient appliances put in, you can take steps when building your home to ensure that your utility bills are as low as possible.
Your House Will Be One-of-a-Kind
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood on the way to a friend’s house and had a hard time finding the right one because all of the houses looked the same? In the age of tract housing and suburban subdivisions, builders will often develop whole communities using only a handful of base home designs, causing all of the homes to blend together.
For many people, one of the most appealing things about having a custom home built is that this allows them to design a unique home that will stand out from the rest in the neighborhood. Rather than settling for a house that blends in, you can design a one-of-a-kind home that perfectly reflects your style and personality. Don’t settle for something that blends in when you can design a truly unique home.
As you can see, there are a variety of benefits that come with building a custom home instead of buying a pre-existing one. If you are in the market for a new home and are unsure if having a custom home built is the right option for your family, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have as well as for advice on choosing the right custom home builder to meet your needs.