If you’re ready to move into that “forever home,” the first thing you need to decide is if you are going to search through dozens and dozens of pre-owned older homes or custom-build a new one. But is a custom-built home really worth it? Well, that depends on a couple of factors. But there are so many benefits of building a custom home that you just might decide to go ahead and finally make that dream home a reality.
Here are just a few of the key benefits of building a custom home.
One of the first key benefits of building a custom home that comes to mind is just that – the ability to totally customize everything. When you custom-build your own home, you have total control over every detail from start to finish. There is no other way to truly achieve your “dream home”.
The benefits of building a custom home begin with the floorplan. Every family has different dynamics and functions differently. Customizing your own floorplan allows you to optimize the way you and your family can function in your day-to-day life.
Maybe you need a craft room separate from an office or study. Or maybe you want the privacy of a master suite on its own floor of the home. Or a separate game room for the kids to help with the noise. Do you want an entire wall of shelving for a home library? You got it! Have you always dreamed of having balcony access right from your room to drink coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening? You can have that, too. Whether your family operates better with an open, spacious floorplan or the privacy of more defined rooms, it’s all up to you!
Building a custom home allows you full control over all of the customizable aspects of the house. You get to choose the appliances, flooring, trimmings, kitchen cabinet style, countertops, etc! You can adapt your home to allow extra natural light into your rooms or make your dark, cozy “hobbit-hole” dreams come true.
Customizing your home allows you to express your personal style and feature what is most important to you. Maybe you are an avid film critic and have an extensive collection of movie memorabilia and would like to have a theater room to be able to properly display all of your favorite pieces. Or likewise, if you collect art you can install lighting so your artwork can be illuminated and viewed as it should be.
You can design an entire room around one piece of heirloom furniture. Or, more fully express your personal design style. Whether your style is minimalist and modern or traditional rustic and cozy, your furnishings are sure to blend together just the way you want them since all the choices for materials are up to you!
Another significant benefit of building a custom home is that you have full control of the plot of land your house sits on and the privacy you can create for you and your family.
If you are searching for a pre-owned home, you might find a house that’s a great fit, but it’s not in an area you prefer and you end up having to compromise. When you’re building a custom home, you can choose a lot situated in the area you want to live in and customize your own privacy. You can live closer to town or farther out in the country, and then situate your house on the lot wherever you want, facing the direction that suits the space best to your needs. Your bedrooms can face the sunrise and your dining space can face the sunset to optimize the potential of your views. It’s your custom home, so it’s your custom experience!
One of the more surprising benefits of building a custom home is the cost advantages. Most people assume building a custom home is more expensive than purchasing a pre-owned home. But, as with everything else when you are custom building your own home, it is completely up to you and your budget. Your custom home-builder will be aware of your budget and work with you to create something you can afford that is perfect for you and your family.
But apart from the initial investment, the energy-conscious customizations you choose, the modern quality construction techniques, and proper insulation can all help to create a home that is much more energy-efficient than older homes. Over time, those savings on energy costs will really add up!
When building a custom home instead of purchasing an older one, you will benefit from a home that is “future-proof.” Over the years, natural wear and tear will begin to cause issues requiring expensive home maintenance. A custom-built home will last well into your future and won’t require nearly the amount of maintenance throughout the time you live in it as an older home would. So even if the initial investment of building a custom home is more than buying an older home, the amount you save over time on energy costs and maintenance make it a cost-effective option overall.
Finally, if you opt for looking for a pre-owned home, you have no input or control over the quality of the materials your home is built with. Poor quality construction materials can cause problems over time a lot sooner than you would expect with quality materials. Similarly, there might be pre-existing maintenance issues you were not aware of at the time of purchase, resulting in your new home being a “money-pit” and causing an immense amount of stress, financial and otherwise, to you and your family. You will also run into this problem with new “cookie-cutter” homebuilders who use easily replicable (and therefore cheaper quality) materials and methods.
One of the most important benefits of building a custom home is that you can be assured that your new home is constructed with the best quality materials and construction techniques available. Reputable custom home builders use vetted and trusted craftsman and materials to build your home.
So you can be assured that when you move into your new custom-built house that you are moving into a reliable dream home that will endure well into your future.
No idea is too big or too small. If you’re ready to turn your dream home into a reality, contact us today for a free consultation! At Chadwick Custom Homes, our experts are dedicated to building the perfect custom home of your dreams. So why wait? The first step is easy! Talk to one of our experts today so we can help get you into your dream forever home as soon as possible.
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