Too often people hear the phrase “custom home” and imagine ultra luxurious estates like what you see on television. This connects the idea of having a custom home to the very wealthy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Custom homes are more common than you think and completely in reach for the average person.
In reality, custom homes are for everyone and we’re going to talk about some of the reasons people decide to go the custom home route.
- Floor Plans that fit
If you’ve shopped for a new home, even for rent, you’ve probably seen floor plans that make you wonder what the builder was thinking. This happens because a home was built to fit the needs and wishes of someone that simply doesn’t match up with your own. By building a custom home you get to find the right floor plan for how you and your family live.
- Floor Plans that fit
- Features that fit
Features are important when it comes to overall comfort in your home. You may need walk-in closets, a formal dining area and commercial style kitchen while other people just want a den and large wrap-around porch. When you build a custom home, you can select features that match the life you want to live, helping to ensure that you’re happy with your home for years to come.
- Flexibility for the future
Families change, needs change and how you use a home changes over time. Sometimes you can predict these, but sometimes you can’t. For instance, if your kids are almost grown up, you can imagine an empty nest in the near future. If you’re wanting to start a family, you can imagine needing a play room and room to grow. Building a custom home while taking these ideas into account can help make sure your home fits your needs as your life changes.
- Budget control
We know that it sounds like custom homes are always more expensive, but that is not the case. In fact, having a custom home actually allows you to control your budget and also allocate money where you prefer it to be spent. For example, you may not really care about having an extra room or a large patio but you do care about having a highly functional kitchen. When you build a custom home you get to allocate funds towards features that matter to you instead of paying for things you don’t really care about.
Buying a home is a large investment, but at least with a custom home you end up with a place you can truly call your own. With a custom home, you’re more invested in the process, and more comfortable with the results, which is important since you probably plan on living there for a long time!