If you’re planning on building a new home, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right builder.
The right builder for you depends on what kind of home you want. Volume builders use pre-developed plans, while custom builders can create a unique, one-of-a-kind house built specifically for you. If you’ve always had a dream home in your mind, working with a custom home builder can be the perfect way to make that dream a reality.
Here are a few great benefits of choosing a custom home builder:
1. Your House Will Be One of a Kind
In an age of subdivisions and tract housing, the idea of a custom home is appealing to many people. Production homes (which involve using the same design over and over again) have to be built for general use. But everyone has unique needs and desires, and you shouldn’t feel like your home’s layout or design is getting in the way of your ability to live comfortably and enjoy your space. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all home.
A custom home is designed specifically for you and your family to meet your particular needs and preferences. By working with a custom home builder, not only will your home be unique – it will be unique to you.
2. You Can Be Involved in the Design Process
Need extra kitchen space? Want a beautiful, large deck overlooking your backyard? Looking for separate living spaces for in-laws or older kids? By working with a custom home builder, you can create your designs to include exactly what you need and exclude what you don’t.
With the right custom home builder, you don’t have to settle for just being happy with the overall design of your new home, addition, or remodelled space. You can be involved every step of the way and love every detail, because you chose them all.
3. Your Dream Home, in your Dream Location
If you’re planning on building your own home from scratch, using a custom home builder means that you not only get to be involved in designing your dream home, but you also get to choose the location!
4. Your Home Can Be Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
Another major benefit to choosing a custom home builder is the option to build an efficient, eco-friendly home that will save you money on energy bills and reduce your environmental footprint. A contractor who understands the ins and outs of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability can help you design the green, efficient home of your dreams.
Here are just a few ways to make your home more energy efficient:
Reduce your heating and cooling expenses with proper insulation
Limit your electricity use by taking advantage of natural light with windows, glass doors, skylights, sunrooms, and more
Buy LED fixtures and light bulbs
Use recycled building materials
Opt for dual-flush toilets
Choose energy-efficient appliances
5. A Flexible, Collaborative Process
Building a custom home is all about understanding and executing the homeowner’s vision. At Hamish Murray, we make sure your project goes smoothly by focusing on collaboration, communication, and flexibility. Many home builders require that you work with their chosen architect, pick from their plans, and work within their parameters.
At TriFlex Homes our goal is to make the designing and building process as seamless and collaborative as possible. Excellent craftsmanship and great communication ensure that your custom home (and the process of building it) truly belongs to you.
Source: Hamish Murray