The Custom Home Advantage

If you are looking for a new home, you certainly know what a struggle it can be to find one that meets your specifications. It can be hard enough to find the style of home you want, and finding the correct number of bedrooms, bathrooms, yard space, and extra features makes it even harder. If anyone in your home has special needs, whether mobility issues or sensitivity to certain materials, finding the right home can be next to impossible.

Building a custom home solves all of these problems. What better way to guarantee that your new home meets all of your expectations than to have it built from the ground up just for you? If you are considering a custom home, here are some things to keep in mind.

The Benefits of Custom Homes

Choosing a custom home over an existing home comes with many benefits to you, your family, and the environment. The first and most obvious benefit is, of course, that a custom home meets your exact specifications. This goes far beyond size, style, and other factors, such as whether the house has a pool and so on. Many families have very particular needs that only a custom home, or customized existing home, can meet.

With multi-generational families becoming more and more common, many homebuyers need homes designed to meet the needs of elderly family members. This can call for customized bathrooms, easier accessibility to different levels of the house, customized bedrooms, and more. People with disabilities also often require specific home features, such as ramps, lowered countertops, wider doorways, and so on. A custom home will have these features built from the very beginning.

Homeowners with particular hobbies and interests also benefit from having a home designed to their specifications. Avid gardeners can design a home with a large yard, greenhouses, storerooms, and everything else they may desire. Dancers can have a dance studio added with no delay for reconstruction or remodeling. Film enthusiasts can enjoy a private home theater from the day they move in. No matter what your hobbies are, a custom home will reflect them from the beginning.

One of the less obvious benefits of custom homes is that they can be much better for the planet. Existing homes often have outdated heating and cooling systems, can be poorly insulated, frequently feature energy-sapping appliances, and in general are often designed in ways that increase energy costs. A custom home can use the most up-do-date appliances and construction methods and can be made with eco-friendly materials that are better for both your family and the world you live in.

More Affordable Than You Think

Despite all of the benefits of a custom home, many homebuyers never consider this option because they mistakenly believe that it is too expensive for them. This is not always the case, however. Because the buyer controls everything about the home from the very beginning, from the materials to the appliances to the actual construction, a custom home can actually fit into almost anyone’s budget.

Custom homes can also save money in the long run. They require no remodeling and very few repairs because they are new to begin with. As mentioned before, they can also reduce energy costs, which helps your wallet as much as it helps the environment. Having the exact home you want from the very beginning means that you will spend no money altering it to suit your needs.

Homebuyers who are weighing their options should therefore consider a custom home, even if they think that they cannot afford it. Estimates from contractors will help homebuyers make an informed decision. Many people are surprised to learn that a custom home is very much within their budget after all.

Get Started Today

To get started on your custom home, first make a list of everything you want from your home. You might even consider drawing up a blueprint to help you visualize the end result, or you may want to wait until you speak with a contractor and work to the blueprint together. Either way, have your specifications in mind when moving forward.

We at Miller’s Residential Creations have been building custom homes for more than 10 years. We enjoy working one-on-one with our clients to design the home of their dreams, whether they need special designs to meet their physical needs or just want their homes to accommodate their hobbies. To discuss your plans for your custom home, give us a call today. We look forward to working with you.

Brian Miller is the owner of Miller's Residential Creations, a custom home builder and remodeling company servicing Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties of West Virginia since 2004.
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