Everyone should feel at peace in their own home. This is especially true if your home comes with all of the advantages you desire. Opting for a custom-built gives you incredible freedom to think outside of the box and get exactly what you want in your new house. The rewards that accompany a custom-built home can last for a lifetime. Here are 10 great reasons to have your next home custom built.
Build in a spot you love
Building a new custom home gives you the opportunity to pick a property site that you love. With a pre-existing home, you have to live where the house stands. The freedom to determine for yourself where your family will put down its roots definitely should not be overlooked among the long list of home-building benefits.
Get the latest amenities and technology
Home environmental standards and automation are continually improving. Houses have become more environmentally friendly and able to do more for you than ever before. Home technology options have never been better or more affordable. Tech amenities include built-in home security systems, home theater solutions, whole-house audio, intelligent thermostats and lights and much more.
Improve your family’s health and safety
An old or outdated home can be unhealthy for your family. Whether it be due to the presence of old construction materials like asbestos and lead or organic issues like mold or mites, your risk factors for illness are increased in an older house. New homes are built with exacting safety standards that include all materials. Your custom-built home will be healthier for every member of your family.
You can choose modern floor plans
Unlike old homes with their closed footprint, new houses offer open floor plans that make your home seem roomier and more inviting. Your custom-built house can also feature amenities such as raised tray ceilings, spa-like bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets. Building a new home offers wonderful investment value and will make your family happy to be home.
You pay for the features you need
When your build your home, you don’t pay for things you don’t want or require. Instead, you can channel your money into the things you really care about. For instance, you can install a luxury home office, a large media room, and many other spaces your family will enjoy.
You’re the first and only occupants
Building your home means everything will be brand new, from the floors to the toilets to the countertops to the appliances. Experiencing the satisfaction of knowing that everything you see in your home has only ever belonged to you is worth the cost and effort of building a custom home instead of buying a pre-existing house.
Less ongoing costs
You can incur a lot of expenses when you live in an older or pre-existing home. There are commonly repairs to be done and renovation and remodeling work that you want to do. Roofs, pipes, plumbing and electrical are just some of the things that can cost a great deal to fix or maintain. With a new custom-built home, however, you are guaranteed to have years before you need to shell out money for these types of maintenance and repairs.
You can choose the builder of your liking
If you decide to build a custom home, you can select the exact builder that you want to construct your new home. If professional reputation is important to you — and it most definitely should be for a project of this size — you can be extremely discriminating when making your choice, rather than settling for the builder who just happened to construct the neighborhood you’re looking in.
You can select the building materials
Building a house gives you the freedom to select the type and quality of the materials you want in your new home. The choice is yours, from bricks to granite to wood and everything else, you can decide to mix and match with various materials that suit both your style and your budget.
You get a great warranty
When you build a new custom home, you get a warranty that covers the quality of the building materials, the craftsmanship and much more. The warranty will protect you from potentially heavy expenses related to defects in the water supply, electrical wiring, sewage connections and others. For many years, you will have peace of mind about your home.
As you can see, opting for a custom-built home offers a great many benefits — many more than are presented here, in fact. If you want to discuss a plan for building your dream home, or simply want additional information about the process, call Oz Custom Home Builders at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.