Home Remodelling

Reasons to Invest in a Custom Built Home

Building a home is a big financial decision but it will also have a significant impact on your lifestyle as well. Whether the design hampers or makes your life easier will depend on what you choose. And there are so many options to consider when it comes to personal homes. While there are many builders that offer standard home designs that can accommodate a wide variety of requirements, there is still a bit of difference when it comes to choosing a custom built home.

The biggest advantage when it comes to choosing custom home builders is that you will be able to communicate your individual needs to the design team and have the resulting design reflect your lifestyle. Most of the time, when choosing a design that has already been completed, there are certain areas where you will need to compromise on. For example, the kitchen may be too small for what you have in mind or if you are entertaining a lot, you may need a larger living area with space for all your requirements. So you will not need to conform to an existing design or try to renovate it afterwards according to your vision. But with a custom built home, the house will be built for the needs of you and your family so it will have no issues when it comes to functionality. The same can be said for aesthetics. You can choose the finishes that you like and let the design team know the styles that you prefer. Materials and finishes will be discussed with you as well so that you can have an input on it. So you can choose a window style or a flooring colour that you like instead of making do with what the builder has done.

There are also items such as light fittings and appliances that can have a big impact on the home. You can be part of the discussion when it comes to choosing light fittings and certain appliances. You can choose appliances that have the features that you want or brands that you prefer. Maybe you want to prioritise energy efficiency when choosing these features and this will be possible when you choose a custom home. And you can choose the price range of all of the appliances and finishes that are used for the home. Generally, builders will be using mid range items that are affordable for a larger group of people thus widening the availability of potential customers. But if you want to go for items that are higher end or luxurious that is possible with a custom design.                

Another reason for choosing a custom built house is that you have a lot more control over where you want to live. Maybe you are looking for an urban plot that has access to a lot of things or a wooded lot where you have a beautiful view. The choice of where you live will be up to you and you can choose a site that is ideal with good soil condition, natural light, driveways etc. You can also build a home with an eye to the future. If this is to be your retirement home, you can build a home that can age with you and accommodate your changing needs. For example, you can choose to have wider corridors that a wheelchair can easily traverse along with wide doorways. You can reduce the number of level drops in the home so that there is less risk of slipping or falling.

the authorDarlaJacobson