If you’re thinking about moving, you have two options: buy an existing house or build a custom home.
There are pros and cons to each, but with an existing home, you’ll almost always have to make compromises. Finding a home that checks off all of your wish list items can be nearly impossible.
Many people think building a custom home is out of their price range. The reality is it can be done at a reasonable price. So with that in mind, here are four reasons you should consider building a custom home.
Build a Custom Home that Meets Your Needs
The most attractive perk to building a custom home is that it is designed to suit you. That means you have control over everything from the home’s location to its layout. You can make choices that best suit you and your family.
For example, if you like to host dinner parties, you can include a large dining room with enough space for your friends and family to gather and enjoy a meal that is also convenient to the kitchen. If you work from home, you can build an office space away from the rest of the house to give you privacy to help optimize your productivity.
Finding these unique elements in a resale home can be challenging. This usually leads to compromises and you end up buying a home that does not meet your search criteria.
However, when you build a custom home, you won’t have that problem and will have a home that completely meets your needs.
Include the Latest Technology
Moving into an existing home often means the systems and technology used in the home will also be older. When you build custom, you can include the most up-to-date technology in the areas that matter most to you.
You can install smart appliances, custom sound systems, the latest home security and cameras – and anything else that you think would make your home more enjoyable.
Maintenance and Energy Costs
A huge perk of building a brand-new custom home is that you will save money on maintenance and energy costs. Since every single part of your home will have to be installed, you can make more environmentally conscious purchases.
Installing Energy Star appliances and efficient windows will reduce utility bills. Custom homes are also built to the highest efficiency and quality standards, and can even incorporate new technology, like solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and tankless water heaters.
As far as maintenance goes, when you buy a resale home, you aren’t always sure what condition all of the systems in the home are in. There is a chance your air conditioner could break in the middle of summer, or you may discover a roof leak after a rainstorm.
Since everything in your custom home will be brand new, you won’t have to worry about the inconvenience or the cost of major systems failing for at least a few years.
Finishing Touches Designed for You
You will have the final word in every part of the home. That means you’ll get to choose the paint colors, countertops, lighting, and everything else that goes into a home.
This means you won’t have to worry about doing any home renovation projects any time soon, maybe never. So you’ll be able to enjoy the home without interruption.
If this sounds like a route you’d be willing to take in your homeownership journey, give us a call.
We can work with any budget and help you build a home that is perfect for your family.