Planning a move? Here are eight reasons why custom building is better than buying an existing property.
Deciding to move is a big decision. There are a number of important considerations: location, budget, and lifestyle to name a few. But there is another aspect to think about: custom building your home or purchasing an existing house. We have outlined eight reasons why choosing to custom build home is the better option in the long run.
8 Reasons Why Custom Home Building Is The Best Option For You
1. Your home is a reflection of you
While you can certainly decorate an existing house to your taste, every aspect of your custom home is a reflection of you. From the hand-scraped flooring that is reminiscent of that unforgettable mountain getaway, to the stone counter that is both timeless and resilient, your custom home is as unique as you are.
2. No Hidden Surprises
When you custom build, you intrinsically know every detail about the home – and you have a direct relationship with your builder. In turn, you know the home’s history; there is no need to worry about past problems that might re-emerge or sudden unexpected repairs.
3. Hidden Surprises
Sometimes hidden surprises are a good thing. When custom building, you can work with your builder to add security features (like a hidden door, for example). Because you are the first homeowner, no one else will know about these discrete details.
Everyone has a budget – but not everyone chooses to allocate their resources the same way. While one client may decide high-end appliances are a must-have, another client may decide a spa-like bathroom with in-floor heating is essential. When you custom build, you put your hard-earned money into the features that matter most to you.
New homes are more efficient. New energy codes stipulate improved HVAC, filtration, and insulation standards, leading to greater efficiency. Not only does this have a positive environmental impact, but it could also lead to monthly utility bill savings.
6. Health and Safety
Custom homes can actually help you breathe more easily. New homes do not have the same concerns surrounding asbestos and lead, and can be made from greener materials.
As the saying goes, you will never find an (existing) home that has everything you want – that is, unless you build a custom home that suits your unique lifestyle.
8. Long-term Planning
When customizing a home, you can plan ahead to ensure the space will be suitable well into the future. This could reduce the necessity of making an additional move in the future, helping you to age in place and ultimately saving you the time, stress, and money of making an additional move.
Thinking about building? Get started today! Contact Green Cedar Homes, experienced luxury and custom home builders that build with confidence, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 403-230-8500.