Building a custom home is a dream come true for many people. Custom homes provide a number of advantages over tract built homes. They are designed and built to perfectly fit your family’s needs and lifestyle. Before you start designing and building though, there are a few things you should discuss with your custom home builder.



Money plays a big role in home building. It shouldn’t be a surprise the designing and building a home costs money. However, building a custom home isn’t as nearly as expensive as many people realize. A good custom home builder will work within whatever budget you determine. That’s why it’s important for you to have your finances fully figured out before approaching a builder. They’ll need to know what budget they have to work with before they even start designing.


Full Scope

When people think of custom homes, they imagine a home built from the ground up. While that is usually true, custom home builders also do renovations of existing homes. Make sure you know the full scope of work you want to be done when talking plans with a custom home builder. In addition to building and designing homes, many custom home builder firms also offer additional services such as interior design and site analysis.


Long-Term Plans

A common mistake people make when building a custom home is not thinking about the long-term. If you’re planning on making your custom home a forever home, it’s a good idea to look ahead at future plans. For example, are you adding any more family members such as elderly parents or children? Or if you’re moving within a few years think about the market and whether certain personalized details could impact resale value.



The great thing about a custom home is that it can be personalized to fit your family’s lifestyle. That only works if you discuss it with your builder though! Custom home builders sadly aren’t mind-readers, so you’ll need to let them know what you need and want out of a home to fit your life. Maybe you need extra kitchen storage or an additional closet in the master bedroom.


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