Custom home plans are becoming more and more popular, especially over the last decade. With contractors only charging about 15 to 25% of the total price of building your home, it’s easier than ever to take on a project of this magnitude. Read on for a few things you should keep in mind when choosing the team that will build your home.
Materials are a huge piece in the quality of your home. The materials that builders use in your home will determine its durability over time, and can affect structural integrity. Ask around, and sit down with the builders before the project begins, to ensure that they are using quality products.
Details in a custom home absolutely should not be overlooked. You are building a custom home because there are certain things you want that may not be available in a normal home. To ensure that your home is the best it can possibly be, you should look for builders that pay special attention to detail. This means knowing things like the fact that a double-paned wood or vinyl-framed window will cut your energy costs by 18 to 24%, or the fact that air leaks account for 30 to 40% of heating/cooling loss in homes that aren’t weather stripped. You want builders who take these things into account, to save you money down the road.
Luxury home plans, and even just custom home models, generally have specialties that the owner wants, hence designing your own home. When you’re looking for emphasis on specific parts of your home, it may be a good idea to find custom home builders who have expertise in the area you’re looking for. This way, you know that their design and execution will be top of the line.
Which one of these things would be the most important to you when choosing custom home builders? Are any of these not that important to you? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments!