I know this is a blog about online marketing but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about custom homes. The truth is that I wish I could afford a custom home… they are so unbelievably nice since you get to choose everything.
When you have a custom home built the great advantage is that you have total freedom. Absolutely everything, right down to the last nail, is chosen by you.
Most home builders offer standard floor plans, but this means that your home will be similar to others in the area. Designing your home yourself will mean that nobody, anywhere, has a property that is exactly the same.
So if you want the bathroom on the ground floor, that’s where you put it. If you need a garage big enough for six cars, you simply order it.
Flat screen TV built into the wall in the master bedroom? Certainly. Playroom for the kids down in the basement? Of course.
You can design the bathroom so that the toilet cistern is incorporated in the wall or ceiling, the shower unit is exactly where you want it so that you can reach towels off the heated towel rail easily, and the tiled floor is heated.
In short, you can have everything you want wherever you want it and however you desire it.
Although you will sit down with your home builders at the outset and put everything you want into the design, it also gives you the freedom to change your mind, alter, or add to certain aspects as you go along. So if you suddenly decide that you want mahogany stair rails instead of pine it isn’t a problem.
Certainly, building a custom home will take longer than building a standard floor plan one for the simple reason that your builder has never done one before.
However, good home builders such as Riverview Custom Homes have the ability to adapt to your needs as you go along. They will also guide you on construction matters and processes, together with costings, so that you don’t go seriously over your budget. (While mentioning your budget, it is always best to allow for a little extra at the outset so that you can select better quality fittings, for example, as the work progresses).
At the end of the day you will finish up with a home that is exactly the way you want it, because you designed it.