Custom homes are an ideal solution for those who want a brand-new home that meets more of their requirements than what they’ve found in existing homes or with the floor plans that local builders are offering. If you are planning to go this route, it is important to take time with the planning stage so that you are fully satisfied with the results. Here are two key considerations you should think about:
- Consider the Future: One of the most common reasons for relocating is because you’ve outgrown your current home. That is why when building custom homes, it is important to consider your future needs. For example, a young couple anticipating having children should not go with a small 2-bedroom home. Another example is determining if you’ll need a home office in the future. You can’t plan for everything, of course, but you should consider what you know may change over the course of your lifetime in the home.
- Consider Budget: While it is tempting to put every possible feature into custom homes, the reality is you’ll need to stay within your budget. The best way to do this is to compromise on items that can be most easily upgraded later, such as appliances, flooring, and countertops, in favor of getting the square footage, quality roof, and cabinetry that best suits your needs. A great option if your budget is tighter is to go with a semi-custom home. You’ll still have plenty of opportunity to customize, but your overall cost will be lower than a full custom home.
If you would like more information about custom homes and how a semi-custom home could be a better option for you, give us a call at Beason Homes. We have a number of home plans that are affordable with customized options to fit your needs.