What are the real reasons to build a custom home? Ultimately, a custom build allows owners to get everything that they want out of their home. For many, the conversation starts and stops there.
That being said, if you are weighing whether or not you should get ready to break ground on your own custom home, you should definitely consider these 10 reasons why it is the right way to go.
You are building your family a future-proof home
The term future-proof can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people. When it comes to building a future home, the term specifically relates to family planning and the future of your nuclear unit. One of the most common reasons why families need to uproot their lives and move to a new home is because their family is growing.
A custom home allows you the opportunity to design a living space that fits your current needs, and will fit your future needs as well. This means that you will not have to worry about having to move into a larger home to accommodate any planned or surprise additions to your happy family.
You can lower your energy bills by building smart
Purchasing an existing home certainly works for most people, but it can be hard to retrofit older homes with newer and more energy efficient fixtures and appliances.
If you are opting to go with a custom-built home, on the other hand, you can make sure that you home is best set up to accommodate the most energy efficient appliances and fixtures now, and in the future. This will lower your energy bill substantially for years to come.
You can better flex space to accommodate family and guests
One of the most common design decisions that are made with newer homes is to flex the living spaces so that homeowners can naturally bridge the gap between cooking, dining, and relaxing. A custom home allows you to design your layout that best fits you and your family.
It also allows you to make the most out of specific rooms if you are a family that loves to host and entertain family and friends.
You get to express yourself through your living space
Think about all the places that you have lived in your life. While you can of course style the interior of your home with the art and furniture you think best suits you, you likely have never been able to style the actual building to fit your passions and identity.
When you are Building A Custom Home, you have the opportunity to hand-select everything from the floorboards to the door knobs to the windows. Custom homes offer you an opportunity to fully express yourself through the place that you live.
This is your opportunity to create a full living experience that is all you and your family.
You can build your home with the latest technology built right in
Along with appliances that are best for saving energy, you can also integrate the best tech into your home. Many of the built-in tech that many homebuilders are integrating today are multi-room audio systems, smart appliances, and smart home automation.
If you are building your own custom home, you will get to make the most out the best home tech available on the market.
Build it exactly where you want it
Before you even start thinking about the style and layout of your new home, you will get to choose exactly where your custom home is built. This means a lot more than simply choosing a good plot of land with a nice view.
If you are planning a family, you will have the ability to build your home in the right school district area, or close to you family and friends.
You’ll likely pay lower maintenance costs
Buying a home that has already been built definitely comes with a fair share of risk. While you will be able to walk through the property and request any fixes that need to be done, there is always a chance that you will overlook some major maintenance needs after you purchase the house and move in.
When it comes to a custom-built home, there is much less risk that anything in the home will need repairing for years to come because everything in the home is brand spanking new. That also means that many of the building materials you use, the appliances and fixtures you have installed, and even the home furnishing items you have purchased will all come with their manufacturer warranties for years to come.
So, even if something does break, you will likely not have to pay for that repair.
You get to choose the right builder for you
Custom home building is all about having the power to make all your choices. That certainly extends to who you decide to work with during that build.
When you put the future of your family’s home into the hands of a homebuilder, you have an opportunity to choose the perfect person for the job. A company that will only work with the very best materials and contractors means that you’re very likely going to end up with a home that not only meets your standards but exceeds them. Not only that, but a well-built home is likely to hold its value, and even gain value for many years to come.
The pride that comes with it
Whenever people come to visit your custom-built home and people say, “Oh my gosh I love your house,” you will swell with a very unique kind of pride.
When you build a custom home, your house is truly your house. From the floor to the ceiling, your custom home will be a reflection of your taste and style. There’s something truly special about that fact that only people who have decided to build a custom home for their family will truly understand.