Home ownership is one of the most expensive, and most complicated endeavors we ever take in our lifetimes. You can choose to buy a house already on the market, and accept that you most likely will not be able to get every feature you want. Or, you can customize your home and pick out everything from the size of the home down to the color of the doorknobs on the bathroom cabinets.
Take a look at the top 5 benefits of building your own dream home.
Pick out the cosmetics exactly how you want them
One of the most fun parts of building a home is picking out the finishing touches. What color paint do you want? How do you want the doorknobs on your cabinets to look? Everything that makes your home sparkle is now something you can decide on! This can be very enjoyable for some people, matching paint colors and fireplace mantles, etc. Or, it might be very stressful!
Decide on how involved you want to be in the selection of the details of your home. If you are hands-on, and consider yourself an Interior Designer, than you will probably love building a custom home.
Decide exactly how big you want your home
When you are buying existing homes, you can never quite specialize room size. Do you sacrifice a bigger bedroom so you can get an extra bedroom? When you are customizing a home, you can get exactly how many rooms you want, and you can make them specific sizes. Consider the needs of your family now and in the future, and decide exactly how big you want the rooms in your home to be.
Determine the Quality of appliances
Most average homes have your medium quality appliances from Lowe’s or Home Depot. Maybe you are a gourmet chef, or at least pretend to be one, and you want elaborate cooktops and ovens. With a custom home, you can buy top of the line appliances. The nice part is, they will be brand new. When buying an older home, you get older appliances that have been used and abused. Picking out the appliances you want, and then taking care of them, can mean those appliances last a lifetime.
Landscaping and exterior
Don’t forget about the outside of your home. Do you have dogs that want to run free? Do you want an elaborate garden or gazebo area? With a home you design, you can also pick out landscaping and exterior options as well as the interior. Make sure you are buying the land you want, so you do not end up with a fancy house that you love, while sacrificing the outside and landscaping of your dreams.
Consider garages and sheds too. Do you have a lot of adult toys to store? ATVs, boats, a sports car, etc.? If so, you might want an oversized garage. Most homes have one or two car garages, if they even have a garage at all – if you want something bigger, customizing your home to include an oversized garage is the way to go.