10 Reasons to Build a Custom Home
Building a custom home from scratch might sound like a daunting task at first. However, there are some attractive benefits to creating a home just the way you want it. For some, having access to a custom-built home is the most preferred option. For people who may still be in two minds as to whether build a custom home or look at other options, the following points can help you make a decision.
#1: Plan for the future
One of the biggest reasons for people to sell their homes and move to another property is a growing family. As the number of members in the family grows, so does the space requirement. Depending on the additional family members, specific types of rooms or amenities are desirable.
A child might have different requirements than an 80-year old parent. No matter what the family situation, building a custom home allows you to plan for such lifestyle developments. You can make provisions within a new home for future possibilities.
#2: Flexible Design for the family
One of the benefits of building a custom home is the fact that you can influence the design of the home which blends in all the spaces seamlessly. The gap between dining, sleeping, cooking, and socializing can be seamlessly plugged by creating a custom layout. With a custom-built home, you can create spaces that feel inclusive and still offer a reasonable level of privacy.
#3: Energy Efficiency
An old home may have been built using older construction techniques. New custom-built homes can be built using the latest technology. You might wonder whether fitting an older home with new energy-efficient fixtures is possible.
However, what you also need to think about is whether fixing new and modern fixtures in an old home is cost-efficient. You might end up spending a lot on upgrading an old home.
With a custom-built home, you can lower your monthly utility bills by using fixtures and appliances that consume a fraction of the energy that older fixtures used to. You get the benefit of modern technology and lower monthly bills in one go.
#4: Create your man-cave or woman-cave
When you build a custom home, you can plan your spaces to cater to your lifestyle needs.
Do you like having friends over for a football game? Perhaps you like holding barbeques on a patio during the summer. If you like glamorous parties then maybe having an indoor pool is your thing.
No matter what your lifestyle preferences, you can plan out spaces within your house for all kinds of activities.
By going the custom home route, you can control the size of each room. Kitchens can be made larger to cook for an extended family while a living room can be turned into a hotel-lobby-like space.
#5: Stamp your identity
You can use design and style your new home to give it a unique identity. Your style quotient can be expressed appropriately by using specific types of doorknobs, light fixtures, or spaces that allow light and wind to flow through. After all, your home should reflect your philosophy.
By building a custom home, you get a chance to shape every detail which influences the overall look-and-feel of the living space. Any visitors to your custom-built home will also get a feel for your approach towards life.
#6: Technology and smart homes
By custom-building your new home, you can use the latest technology to make turn it into a smart home. There are plenty of home technology solutions available these days and with the arrival of 5G, the concept of the Internet-of-Things will transform living spaces.
Whether it is automatic lights that turn on when you arrive, garage doors that open as soon as your car approaches the driveway, or self-filling hot tubs that sense your arrival from a running session on a cold winter morning, technology can make all kinds of things possible. Building a home from scratch allows you to plan for such technologies and integrate them into your home.
#7: Choose the best location
Building a custom home gives you a greater degree of freedom regarding the location where you want to build it. You can choose a good school district as your location if you plan to have children, or you can choose a plot which has the best natural terrain so that you can create a walkout basement. Perhaps, you like to be amidst nature and you want to select a place near the woods to build your new home. Building a custom home makes it possible to cherry-pick a desirable location.
#8: Less repair work
With an old home, you may have to spend a lot of money repairing different things. Plus, you don’t really know what is going to break down a few months after signing the purchase agreement.
Because the structure is old and the fixtures inside are old, the serviceable life of such components is also shorter. With a custom-built home, everything is brand new and you know that you won’t have to worry about repairs for at least a few years.
#9: Quality Control
When you build your own home, you can not only control the material used, but you also choose the contractors and craftsmen who work on your home. That way, you influence the quality of the end product.
If you want a home that exceeds the standards and lasts for multiple years into the future, then you have a greater chance of doing so with a custom-built home.
#10: The feeling of pride
At the end of the day, once all the building is done and once all the interiors are in place, the feeling that you experience when you move into your new home is simply incredible.
Having played such an integral part in getting the home ready from scratch will fill you with a sense of price. You probably will not feel the same level of emotions with an existing home purchase.
Irish Custom Homes – South Bend Home Building Company
Thanks for stopping by our website. Irish Custom Homes is a custom home building company located in South Bend, Indiana. We build in all neighborhoods across Elkhart & St. Joseph County and can build any floor plan you bring us.
We are unique in that we offer a one stop shop for your real estate needs.
- You can purchase land for sale in 14 of our Cooreman Subdivisions from our company founder, Steve Cooreman.
- You can purchase acreage land for sale.
- You can sell your existing house with our company, Irish Realty.
- You can build a custom home with our home building company, Irish Custom Homes.
- Need staging for your home you’re selling? Flourish is our in-house staging company.
- We even offer rental properties in both commercial and residential real estate.