Custom Home

Custom Home

Have you wondered what it would be like to design your very own home? A custom home is a unique residence designed and built entirely for you. You’ll work with a designer and builder to bring your dreams to life. You have final say over every element of your home and can shape it into whatever your heart desires. The goal of a custom home is to build a house that reflects your personality and lifestyle in a way that another home would not be capable of.

Custom homes differ from spec homes in a few different ways. Spec homes are bank-rolled and designed by a home builder before it is bought by the homeowner. These homes are usually built in bulk and each home is a mirror image of the one beside it. The floor plans of spec homes are usually designed with a certain buyer in mind, such as a single individual or a young family. These homes are often built without too much personalization and are full of features that would appeal to a wide audience.

Custom homes, on the other hand, are built just for you. You choose the layout and the size, the countertops and wall colours, and everything in between. Custom homes are also entirely your responsibility to finance. You must account for construction costs, furnishing, land, and design/architecture in your budget for a custom home.

Benefits of Building a Custom Home

  1. You Pick the Location. When you build a custom house, you get to pick the land it’s built on. You choose your neighbors, your view, your proximity to the city, and the size of the lot. Most builders will help you through this process so you find a location that is affordable, high-quality, and ideal for your lifestyle.
  2. You Pick the Size. One of the best parts of building a custom home is that you can make it as big or as small as you want. If you’re an empty-nester and don’t need a ton of space, you can design and build a cozy 1200 sq. ft. home. And if you’re just starting your family and want more space, you could opt for a 2500 sq. ft. home.
  3. The Home Will Fit Your Lifestyle. The best part of building custom is that you can cater to your preferences and lifestyle in all areas. Do you love to entertain? Then add a backyard oasis and an extra entertainment space in the basement. Are you an avid reader? Add a library with a large window seat. Need 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms? Go for it. Everything can be custom designed to suit your needs.
  4. You Control the Quality. When you move into an older spec home, there’s no telling how many people have lived there and how well they’ve maintained the property. Everything might look okay on the surface, but there could be hidden surprises waiting under the floors or on the roof. Building new allows you to monitor every step of the process and ensure that the home is built up to your standards and that you have a high-quality living space.
  5. You Choose the Materials. When you build custom, you can choose the exterior, the roof type, the flooring type, the countertops and cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, and so much more. You won’t have to make any changes when you move in because everything will already be done to your personal tastes.
  6. Green Living. When you build a custom home, you can choose to make the home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Things like solar panels, low-flow water features, and higher-end windows will help the environment and you’ll save on energy, power, and water costs. It’s definitely a win-win.
  7. You Set the Budget. If you’ve been looking for a home but all the nice ones are out of your price range, why not build your own? You can set your own budget and your builder will help you determine what you can get out of that budget. An experienced builder is able to give you a proper estimate and will help you stick to your budget no matter what.
  8. Guaranteed Sound Investment. If you buy a home that is a few decades old, there’s no telling how the value of the home will change, and it might end being worth less down the line than how much you paid for it. With a custom build done properly, you guarantee that your home will maintain or increase its value over time. If you ever decide to sell it, you’ll have a solid return on your investment.
  9. Pride in Your Home. Have you ever bought a spec home that you were a bit embarrassed about but it was all you could afford? With a custom home, you’ll be able to show off all of your unique features and design decisions. You can take pride in how well it turned out and how beautiful it is. Though you could do your best with an older home you purchase second-hand, it just wouldn’t be the same.
  10. The Home Will Last. When you build a custom home, everything is brand new, from the flooring to the roof to the appliances. If built properly, your home will stay in good shape well over 100 years. A reliable contractor will ensure that your home is durable and has an excellent life expectancy so you can stay in that home for as long as you live, and maybe even pass it on to your children.

Build Your Custom Home Today

If you can’t wait to get started on a custom home build, reach out to us today! We’ll guide you through every phase and ensure it turns out perfectly. The waiting game is so last year, so give us a call and let’s get started on making your dream home a reality. It may surprise you how easy it is to get started!

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