You’ve been browsing the inventory of homes in your target neighborhoods, and you can’t seem to find the ideal property for your needs. Whether it’s a lack of lot space or a cookie-cutter feel, nothing you see speaks to your forever-home vision. If this describes your experience, it’s time to start researching custom home builders. These are the seven most compelling reasons to think about building a custom home.
Choose the Perfect Location
It all starts with the lot. Maybe you prefer a secluded property surrounded by woods or a waterfront home with your own boat launch. Choosing a custom home builder dramatically expands your choice of location, with property experts to advise your selection based on your priorities.
Include the Features You’ll Really Use
When you shop for existing homes, you’ll typically find the same selection of rooms (and often, similar floor plans). With a custom home, you can think about what makes your family special and include those hobbies, interests, and needs. Whether that means an office for each family member, a painting studio over the garage, or a spacious outdoor kitchen for year-round entertaining, designing your own property can turn these dreams into reality.
Build for a Lifetime
Custom home builders use premium-grade materials to construct heirloom-quality homes. These properties can remain in your family for generations to come. In comparison, standard builders often cut costs by using low-grade materials that show signs of wear and tear within just a few years.
Celebrate Your Aesthetic
Even if you build a new home with a standard builder, you’re limited to the finishes and fixtures in the company’s showroom. Custom homes provide a much greater level of personalization when it comes to your decor. If you pride yourself on your ability to design breathtaking interiors, a custom home will become your canvas. This is your chance to choose every last detail of your humble abode.
Incorporate Energy-Efficient Features
Many older homes also have old fixtures and appliances that make it difficult to heat and cool the home affordably. These outdated features also have a sizable impact on the environment. While you can update a historic property with new appliances, windows, and other energy-efficient materials, doing so may cost more than building a custom home with modern, energy-saving features. You can even implement solar panels and other forms of green technology when you plan your new home.
Energy-efficient features will also reduce the amount of money you spend on your monthly bills. These contemporary fixtures also have reduced maintenance costs compared to older appliances.
Streamline the Process
Custom home builders have the experience to take your ideas from conception to reality, guiding you through each step in the process. What’s more, they’re ready to do it on time and within your established budget. You can have as much or as little input as you want during each phase of your project.
While it may seem counterintuitive, you may actually spend less per square foot for a custom home than you would for a comparable existing home or renovation. When you begin the building process, your designer will carefully review your budget and provide suggestions to help you get your priority features without exceeding your target price point.
If you’re ready to build a custom home in the Richmond area, you’ll find resort-style living with your choice of golf course or waterfront lots at Chesdin Landing. Schedule your appointment today to browse our available homesites and learn more about community amenities that include a private lake, fishing, swimming, championship golf, and so much more.
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