You can customize your car to have any features that you would like it to have. You can add or subtract them as you go. Have all of them or strip the car down to the bare necessities. It is your car, your choice. After all, you are likely to have it for at least a few years; you might as well enjoy it, right? But, what about your house? Your house is something that you buy and live in, usually for many years. Why shouldn’t you customize your house as well? Many people try to do this one tedious project at a time, making do with the other rooms until they get the time, energy and money to start all over. And, for what? By the time they are finished, the first room will be out of date and it’s back to the drawing board. How about instead you start with the home you really want, with no upgrades or updates needed? What if you have a fully customized house from Day One?
A customized house can allow you to:
- Put the rooms where you would like them to be rather than following someone else’s plans.
- Design the layout and flow to fit your own family’s needs.
- Give more space to the rooms you will use more and less to the others.
- Take into account your real lifestyle.
- Save you time and money down the road.
- Feel like your own place from the start.
- Allow you more creative say in the way your home is designed.
What a good custom home builder will do:
- Listen to your plans, your rough ideas and look at your sketches and then tell you realistically what can be implemented and what might need to be modified slightly.
- Give you an estimate of the cost of the home as proposed and help you finalize a workable budget.
- Give you an estimate of how long it will be before the home is completed and able to be lived in.
What a good custom home builder cannot do is:
- Agree to your every whim, plan or goal, especially those that are not safe, not legal or would push you way beyond your estimated budget.
- Give you exact numbers or dates at the start of the project. There are always delays and changes that must be accounted for.
- Allow you to live in the home before it is safe to do so.