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It is largely agreed that homes should be personal and unique to the people who live within them, but all too often, prospective homeowners are forced into settling for a home that could work. Settling for function or “good enough” is not necessary and can be avoided completely with designing a home that fits you. There are numerous advantages to designing and building a home with your unique needs and tastes in mind.

Budget Flexibility

For many home buyers, budget is a consideration. When looking at existing or prefabricated options, choices are limited within the budget you have. This often means that money may be wasted on rooms that aren’t needed or isn’t allotted to the upgrades you actually want. When you design your own home, your budget goes exactly where you wish for it to be spent.

Customization

Customizing a home goes far behind choosing paint colors and countertop material. When designing your own home, every factor of the residents’ needs can be taken into consideration. What works for a single resident may not work for a family and what works for families may differ. This may mean having additional means of privacy for certain rooms or looking into managing traffic flow in larger rooms of the home.

No Renovations

It is not infrequent that prospective home buyers will go into a prefabricated home, even a new one, and begin discussing how it can change to meet their needs. Moving walls, redesigning bathrooms, or a myriad of other tweaks lead to planning for an additional investment and, potentially, years of waiting for the new home to actually fit what is wanted. When a custom home is built, every aspect is created for the homeowner, leaving nothing left to be done in the future. When you move in, the home is ready for you.

Managing Construction

When planning and designing your own home, you are involved in the process every step of the way. Check ins are frequent and you and your builder become a team from start to finish. While there are some aspects of construction that cannot be changed after a certain point, there are some processes involved in the journey of home building. Overseeing aspects of the project helps build a deeper connection, furthering the attachment already made with your home.

Unlimited Options

There are endless possibilities for designing and modifying the home you build. In fact, the options can be overwhelming for the client when thinking of all the ways they can invest in the home they are building. Working with a builder and design team you trust and respect is crucial to navigating the potential. Whether your team takes a few existing layouts and uses that as a base or starts from scratch, their expertise and guidance will help you discover the home you want to build.

Gerard Construction is here to help every step of the way, from designing to construction to building, we are ready to make a home for you. See our website or contact us at 979-823-4590 or Email Us

Resources:

https://bonestructure.ca/en/articles/5-advantages-of-designing-your-own-home/

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