If you’re considering having a home built, you have probably felt a bit overwhelmed at the many factors to consider. Not only are there many decisions to make, each one comes with extra stress due to the length of time you live in your home and the size of the investment. So how do you make the best decision for you and your family?

One of the best ways to get a feel for your future home, and ease the decision-paralysis that can happen, is to visit a model home. If you’ve been on the fence about making a trip, here are a few good reasons you’ll want to make plans and visit a model home today.


  1. Home builders are unique and have their own take on many aspects of the custom homes they build. Seeing pictures and videos are great, but they are not as immersive as a walk through. Visiting a model home is a great way to get a real feel for a builder’s overall style.

  2. Visiting a model home gives you a chance to experience some of the custom choices in person. This is a lot different than seeing pictures and videos, and can really change your opinion in surprising ways. You might decide that you do want a soaker tub or breakfast nook after you see them in person.

  3. Walking through a model home is a great way to find inspiration. All too often people limit their options based on what they’ve had in previous homes. This is a great way to rule out things like floor plans and options, but it doesn’t help you decide what you love. A visit to a model home is a fantastic way to experience options and find out what you like and want.

  4. Visiting a model home gives you a chance to ask questions in a low-pressure situation. Be sure to bring any questions you have with you, and take notes as you go for things that come up during the walk-through.

  5. How much square feet do you really need? While you can use your previous homes as a gauge, floor plans can dramatically change how the size of a home feels. One of the best ways to see what square feet really feels like is to visit a model home. 


These are just a few of the ways visiting a model home can help you make the best decisions for your future custom home. Just remember to take full advantage of the experience by coming prepared with your questions, take plenty of pictures and take your time. After all, building a home is an important decision that you and your family will live with for years to come.


Schedule a visit to our model home on 873 E. Ashford Ave or call (417) 724-9880 for more information.