Although at first glance custom home building can seem like more of a choir than a fun, creative process, there are some major benefits of getting your new home custom designed as opposed to buying an already built home. Here are the top 10 reasons you should get your next home custom built:
Best Bang For Your Buck (If Done Right): Believe it or not, having a house built to your specific tastes can be more affordable than buying one. However, this is only applicable if you understand your budget, and don’t have major outlandish ideas that are highly cost effective. This can only provide as a benefit, if you choose the right builders that factor in hidden costs, and you have a realistic budget.
Up-to-date Fixtures: A major perk of building a house as opposed to buying, is to have up-to-date fixtures. Often times when people look for a new house, sure the location might be decent, it may be affordable and move-in ready, but once the realtor takes you inside, everything is outdated, from the kitchen cabinets, to the wall molding, to the toilet that has extremely low pressure. Another route one can go is to renovate a newly-bought, outdated home, but then again, why not build the house from scratch?
Energy Efficient: With the up to date HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling), insulation, and air filtration standards, a new home is most likely to be much more energy efficient than an outdated one.
Health Concerns: This goes hand in hand with number 3, the standards of new housing has allowed for new houses to have much less toxic material and health issues than outdated homes. Outdated homes can often contain much more mold, asbestos, and lead paint.
Return on Investment: Possibly the best benefit of building a home as opposed to buying one, is the value you get from it. Often new homes, if built right, can be much more appealing to future buyers than older ones, and therefore allows the owner to make a healthy profit.
Satisfaction: Overall, why most people would rather have a house custom built for them (hopefully by a good builder), is for building a design that resonates with themselves. Building a house based on your specifications can be highly rewarding, it’s a feeling of seeing a vision turn to reality, and a house is most likely the biggest investment you will ever make. After all, there’s no place like home.