When most people think of buying a home, they imagine looking at a variety of pre-built houses, which have been previously lived in by other people, and then purchasing the one they like best. But while this is the most common path towards homeownership, it is not the only one. There is also the option of working with a design-build company to have a home custom-built. Here are some signs that having a home custom built is the right option for you.
1. You have unique needs that the average home does not meet.
Is there something about your family or lifestyle that makes the average home tough to live in? Maybe you have a large family and you prefer 6 small bedrooms to the more-common 3 or 4 larger bedrooms found in most homes. Perhaps you own 6 dogs and you really need a kennel area you can hose out, which is nearly impossible to find in a pre-built home. If you can't imagine a home built to truly meet your specifications, building custom is a great choice.
2. You want something that has not been lived in.
Most people find the idea that someone else has lived in their home a little odd, but they move past those feelings quickly. What if you can't get past that? You imagine thinking about the previous owners every time you walk through the kitchen or use the bathroom. If this is a feeling you can't get past, then having a home custom-built is a smart choice since you will have the comfort of knowing you're the only one who has lived in it.
3. You have a specific idea of what you want the home to look like.
If you have a certain image in your mind of the exact counters you want, the exact hardware you want on your doors, and so forth, the best way to create that exact image is to go custom. You could buy a home and try to make chances to fit your design goals, but it's possible that you'll waste a lot of money in the process and still not get the look you like. Surprisingly, building new is often more affordable than buying and making extensive changes to an existing home.
If you suspect that building a custom home may be right up your alley, reach out to a custom home builder in your area. A real estate agent who focuses on selling new construction can also be helpful.