There’s nothing better than a home that’s been designed specifically for your taste and lifestyle. Custom homes reflect your personality and work to make your life a little bit easier every day. Everyone knows the end product of a custom home is great—it’s your dream home—but there are a lot of myths out there about the custom home building process that cause a bit of concern for many consumers. Many people believe that custom homes can take more time to build, and are generally more of a hassle than other traditional home style. The truth is that many of those rumors you hear about custom homes really are just myths, which is why we’ve debunked some of the most common, so you know exactly what to expect from the custom home building process.

I Need to Know About Design

Many homeowners are intimidated by the prospect of a custom home because they’re afraid they’ll have to do all the designing themselves. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While you can be as involved in the designing process as you wish, you do not have to have any designing experience to build a custom home. All you need to do is have an idea of what your home will look like. Then, with a quality custom home builder, you’ll meet with an architect or home designer who can turn that vision into reality. At Whitmore Homes, we have a dedicated team of designers you can meet with one-on-one to discuss what you’re looking for, and who work hard to ensure you end up with the custom home of your dreams.

There are Hidden Costs

Many customers come into the home building process with a fear that they’ll end up spending more than they’ve budgeted for. They’re afraid that builders will try to sell them on selections they can’t afford, and that will put them far outside their budget. While there may be some dishonest builders out there, there are also some honest ones out there as well.. We use straightforward pricing sheets that explain to our customers exactly what you’ll get for your money, so there’s never any question about what you’re paying, and what you’ll get. We also take great care to stick closely to your budget throughout the building process—not just while you’re making selections.

Custom Homes Take Too Long

When it comes to building a home, there are a few factors that no one can control, like the weather. But with today’s technology, a custom home doesn’t take any longer to build than any other home. Once a design plan is decided on, the building process is exactly the same as any other home, we’re just building to your exact specifications. The only thing that can hold up building is the selections process, and we work closely with all of our clients to ensure all selections have been chosen by the time they need to be installed.

Custom Homes are More Complicated

Building your dream home should be exciting — not stressful! While there are a lot of choices to be made during a custom home build, each and every one of those choices will lead to your completed dream home in the end, and it should be fun for you to go through and choose the selection that best fits your vision. Whitmore Custom Homes, works hard to make the selection process hassle-free by providing options that are in your budget and too your taste, but not so many that you feel overwhelmed.

Communication with Builders is a Nightmare

Historically, home builders have gotten a bad reputation for failing to communicate. With a good custom builder though, this myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Custom building can’t exist without quality communication. A custom home builder needs to check in often to get your approval on selections and design plans. They also check in regularly to offer updates on the status of your new home. At Whitmore Custom Homes, our number one focus has always been communication. We value your input on every minor and major decision, and we take great care to ensure you never feel out of the loop while we’re working on your home.

Building a custom home should be fun! You’re creating the house you’ve always dreamed of—one that perfectly suits your taste and your style. The process shouldn’t be a hassle, and with the right custom builder, it won’t be. A quality custom home builder will ensure you’re always in the loop, and in charge of making every selection, without feeling overwhelmed. If you’ve been considering building a custom home, but were concerned by some of these myths, talk to the experts at Whitmore Custom Homes. Communication is always our top priority, so we’re here to answer any questions you may have about designing or building your custom home. For more information, call our office at 616-499-6209 or send us a message online today.