Purchasing a home is a major decision, and for many people, it’s one of the largest investments they will make in their lifetime. But how do you ensure that the home you buy is right for you? One of the best ways is to build a custom home instead of purchasing a pre-built one, especially if you plan to make it your forever home. On the fence about whether you should purchase a house or build a custom home? Here are four reasons why we believe you should go custom:
1. You can design a floor plan that works for your lifestyle.
Whether it’s entertaining, spending time in your outdoor space or cooking in your kitchen, when you build a custom home, you get the opportunity to build a space that meets your goals and lifestyle expectations. From the very first meeting, you and your home builder work together to make your vision a reality and incorporate the spaces and features that you’ve always dreamed of. With a custom floor plan, you no longer have to worry about fitting your lifestyle into an existing space that may not fully meet your needs.
2. You’re in control of the details.
It’s your home, so you can decide every detail of your home. From specific hardware, to light fixtures, to drywall and paint colours, you’re in the driver’s seat. Of course, your home builder will be right beside you every step of the way to guide you through the process, but you can share with them your specific vision and they will work with you to bring each detail to life.
3. Your maintenance costs will be lower.
When you buy an existing home, it can be a gamble. After the purchase, unforeseen expenses always arise, and sometimes you don’t always identify issues with the home prior to purchase. With a custom home, everything is new and tailored to your tastes, so you know what your maintenance costs will be prior to building. You won’t have to worry about old appliances breaking or redoing the roof, and will have the extra benefit of home warranty coverage. Plus, custom home builds incorporate energy efficient features which further lower your monthly costs while conserving resources.
4. You have the flexibility to decide who you want to build with.
When you’re building a custom home, you have the opportunity to choose a home builder that you’re comfortable with. When deciding who you want to go with, treat every interaction like a job interview. Make sure that you fully understand the home builder’s process and that all your questions are answered. If you’re not fully satisfied, get a second opinion. Remember, you’re building your dream home, so you want to be fully confident with your choice.
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Need more help with your custom home? Check out our blog post about the major mistakes to avoid when building your custom home.
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