Custom homes are becoming more and more popular and it’s no surprise why: building a custom home is the ideal way to ensure that you’re building a home that suits how you want to live and not living in a home that wasn’t designed for you. Granted some new home features and elements will appeal to everyone, a true custom home will be designed, planned, and built specifically for you and your family. It’s thoughtful and intentional. If you’ve been considering building your own custom home but aren’t quite sure yet, here are a few of the best reasons to go ahead and make your dream home a reality:
Custom homes are built to your taste
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of a custom home is that it’s built exactly to your taste. You get to have the final say in every design element, floorplan choice, wall color, and appliance. There’s no room you don’t exactly know what to do with, your kitchen will be set up exactly the way you choose, and you don’t have to worry about any awkward spaces that you’re not so fond of. A custom home is built just for you, to your specifications.
Move right into your custom home
Another big benefit of moving into a newly built home is that you truly can just move right in. You don’t have to worry about clearing out the junk a previous owner left behind, and there’s no cleanup necessary. It’s not uncommon for a pre-owned home to require a bit of cleaning up and clearing out before new owners can move in. Add that to the renovations you wanted to have done, or the fresh coat of paint the kitchen needs, and moving into an existing home can be a quite a hassle. When you build your own home, you move right into a pristine, brand new space that’s never been lived in by anyone but you.
New homes are low maintenance
In the same vein, when you build a custom home, everything is new. That means that for years to come, you won’t have to worry about re-roofing, upgrading the kitchen, fixing the dryer, or any of those other chores that come after a home has been around for a few decades. When you build a custom home, all you have to do after it’s built is move in. It’s a very low-maintenance way to live.
Custom homes are energy efficient
Technology only continues to improve, and with it so do energy standards. When you build a custom home, you’ll be installing all of the latest, most energy-efficient appliances on the market, which will save you a lot in monthly utility bills. And since your custom home is being built with advanced technology and materials, the design of your home is likely to be more efficient than that of an older house.energy standards. When you build a custom home, you’ll be installing all of the latest, most energy-efficient appliances on the market, which will save you a lot in monthly utility bills. And since your custom home is being built with advanced technology and materials, the design of your home is likely to be more efficient than that of an older house.
New home, new modern floor plan
Though there can be benefits to purchasing an older home, it’s important to remember that the price tag on the home isn’t the only money you’ll be spending. Older homes tend to have outdated floor plans, which usually means that you’ll need to renovate before you move in. When you build your own custom home, you’ll be choosing a floor plan you already love. You won’t have to worry about a closed off kitchen, or long, dim hallways. Instead, you can move right into a home with a floorplan designed to fit your lifestyle.
Your home is built for your future
When you purchase an existing home, it might be the right fit for your life right now, but it probably doesn’t have the flexible space you’re looking for in the future. If you plan on a growing family down the road, or you’re looking to entertain more after the kids move out, a custom home gives you the freedom to create a space that’s able to evolve as your household does. When you build a custom home, you can design it with your future in mind.
Location, Location, Location
Sometimes, when purchasing an existing home, buyers have to settle for surroundings or a location that might not be ideal. Say for example, that you found your dream home, but it’s lacking the big backyard you always wanted. That’s an issue easily avoided when building your own custom home. Your location is your prerogative: you get to choose a lot you love and build your dream home on top of that. Whether you’re looking for a home closer to the city, or you’d prefer something a bit farther out in the country, when you’re building your own custom home you have complete control over where that home goes, and what your lot looks like.
When you build a custom home, you have complete control. You can choose the location, the floorplan, the amount of square footage, and just about anything else you can imagine. Building a custom home is the only way to truly get the house that you’ve always dreamed of owning. If you’re considering building a custom home for your family, get in touch with Whitmore Homes. We have been building custom homes in the area for years and would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about the process.