More people are choosing to build their own homes, with custom home building taking up 20.2 percent of all single-family homes started in 2019. This rising trend means that more people are considering the reasons to build a custom home.
If you’re ready to buy a home, don’t assume that building a custom home is out of your price range. These benefits will show you that investing in a custom home is well worth it.
1. Get What You Want
When you build a custom home, your opinion is the only one that matters. You get to choose the layout, the square footage, the number of rooms, and everything else. The result is a home that has exactly what you want in every aspect.
You can’t get this when trying to buy a home that’s already built. You’ll have a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves and will have to compromise on what you get.
2. Maximize Functionality
With custom home construction, you can maximize the functionality of your home. If you need a super-sized pantry, you can have it. If you want an extra bathroom, you can include it. If you want the bedrooms on one side of the house, you can do that too.
Your contractor will advise you on best practices and required codes that may restrict your design. Building a home lets you work with your contractor to create a functional house that suits your unique needs.
3. Innovative Features
Now is your chance to include all of the latest energy efficiency features and technology innovations. Incorporating these into your home as you build it is more affordable and easier than trying to go back later and add them.
You could position the home and add solar panels to create an energy-efficient home. Or you could wire the entire home for smart features and create a home network. If you aren’t ready to add these features when building the home, you could add the wiring and easily install them later.
4. Lot Placement and Optimization
When you work with custom home builders, you can place the home on your property in the best way possible. Consider the shape of the lot and the potential view you can enjoy. You may find that you could enjoy a stunning view from your kitchen window if you rotate the house.
Perhaps the lot’s shape means you could shift the house to one side and give yourself plenty of property space for building something else, like a storage unit or garage.
5. Upgraded Finishes and Features
When you buy a previously owned home or builder-grade home, you have to accept what comes with the house. Then afterward, you can make improvements. This can lead to you spending more than if you had just built a home from scratch.
Build your home from the ground up and choose all of the upgraded finishes from the start. The higher quality finishes and materials will reduce your long-term maintenance and repair costs.
Build Your Custom Home
With all of these benefits, aren’t you ready to start building your custom home? The first step is selecting your builder and starting the conversation about your budget and what you need in a home.
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