More and more enterprising buyers are looking into building custom homes. Admittedly, the idea of a home designed and built to your own specifications and preferences is a fairly appealing idea. Building a custom home however, isn’t as cut and dry as it seems. As the designer of your home it will be up to you to make a decision on everything including the kitchen sink. Here are a few things to consider before making a built to order home.
Before you break ground on your new home. Go for a drive around the neighborhood to get an overview of the neighborhood. Does your ideas of the perfect home fit the area? Do the local building codes restrict you from doing one or more things you had really been hoping to complete in building the house? Picking the perfect piece of Stephenville real estate for your vision is half the battle. Is it close to your work? If you have kids, are there any schools nearby? If not, is that a trade you’re willing to make in exchange for a better view?
Often times, when a starry eyed buyer is building their first custom home, they choose to side with form over function, and while its nice to have the ideal home it’s important not to lose some essential functionality to a pie in the sky design oversight. Favoring a more conservative and practical design can not only turn out for the better while you live there, but a crudely cut corner taken in lieu of a more traditional layout can potentially harm the resale value.
There is no doubt that built to order homes are becoming more popular by the month, so pick out your materials, and make those measurements and give us a call when you’re ready to pick out the perfect piece of Stephenville real estate for your custom home project!