6 Reasons to Choose a Custom-Built Home Rather Than Buying New

You might be surprised to learn that nearly 60% of homebuyers say they’d prefer to buy a new construction home over an existing home.

When you buy a home, the idea that you’re living where someone else once did can bother some people. There’s a perception that if you buy a new construction home, it will be just how you want it.

The truth is that some new construction homes don’t offer buyers much say in what they’re getting. Instead, a custom-built home is the way to go if you want your home to meet your needs and desires.

How is a custom-built home different? Read on to learn about the many benefits of opting for a custom build.

1. Complete Customization

When committing to building a home, you have some ideas about your desired outcome. When you build a custom-built home, you can have it customized completely.

If you don’t like the wall there, change it. Want one room slightly larger, shift the wall location. You can add windows and make decisions about the layout and features of the kitchen and bathrooms.

You can work with your builder to customize the areas of your home that matter most to you.

2. Functional Plans

You can also work with your home builder to create functional plans for how you live. You don’t have to settle for existing plans that don’t allow for adjustments.

If you have dogs, maybe you want to add a dog-washing area in your laundry room; you can ask for the space for it.

You might want your kids to have their own room yet can share a bathroom.

3. Cost Control

One thing you’ll quickly learn when you build a home is the need to abide by many different budgets to keep costs under control.

You might have strong feelings about the type of flooring you use in your home, yet be more flexible regarding lighting. When building a custom home, you can decide your priorities for spending instead of the builder making the decisions.

4. Quality

If quality matters to you, then you want a custom-built home. You can work with your builder to ensure the highest quality materials are used for home finishes.

If you buy a new build where someone else made decisions, they have opted to cut costs for a finish that matters to you.

5. Custom Finishes

You want your new home to reflect you and your tastes. A custom-built home allows you to select all the finishes used. This includes things like:

  • Paint color
  • Tile
  • Crown molding
  • Flooring
  • Countertops
  • Lighting

You might want a certain kind of front door or outdoor lighting that can become a part of the plan.

6. Location

Some home buyers prefer a custom-built home because they have a property with features they want to highlight. Your property might feature views of the water, a majestic skyline, or mountains.

When you build a custom home, you can design around those views.

Start Planning Your Custom-Built Home Today

A custom-built home allows you to create the home of your dreams. You work with your custom builder to design a home just right for you.

We should talk if you’re interested in discussing plans for a custom-built home. Contact us so we can work together to build your dream home.