10 Reasons To Build A Custom Home
Written By Dustin Harpe
If you’re in the market for a new home, but struggling with the decision to build custom or not, here’s our case for building a truly custom home.
What’s the most obvious reason to build a custom home?
Well, you get everything you want, the way you want it. For some, the debate stops there, but perhaps you need more than that.
If you’re in the market for a new home but are struggling with whether to build custom or to personalize one of our plans(or ‘Semi-Custom’), we’ve assembled a list ten reasons you might want to consider building a truly custom home.
1) A FUTURE-PROOF HOME
Future-proofing can mean a lot of things, but we’re specifically talking about family-planning here. One of the most common reasons people need to uproot, sell their home, and buy a new one is to accommodate their growing family.
A custom home affords you the opportunity to design a living space that fits your needs today, while also taking into account whatever surprises your future might hold.
Harpe Development has an in-house architect and two in-house interior designers to assist you in designing your new custom home. Click Here to tour our design center.
2) LOWER MONTHLY ENERGY BILLS
Purchasing an existing home works for some, but retrofitting older homes with modern, updated energy efficient fixtures can get pricey, fast.
Granted, a new home buyer should always expect energy efficient fixtures in their new home, but with a custom build, there’s an even greater opportunity to dial in energy efficiency and substantially lower your monthly energy bills.
Every home Harpe Development builds is third party tested for air leakage and is Focus On Energy certified.
3) FLEX SPACE FOR FAMILY LIFE
Most younger families expect open, amply lit flex spaces that naturally bridge the gap between cooking, dining, and relaxation. A custom home’s layout gives you the opportunity to create a more inclusive family environment, while still maintaining privacy where it matters.
4) A FLOOR PLAN THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
What’s life without friends?
The ability to comfortably entertain your guests can have a huge impact on a homeowners’ quality of life, and building a custom home is the perfect opportunity to play up your hosting strengths. Build a custom patio that accentuates a barbeque pit, or an in-ground pool. Turn a standard living room into a great room or build a kitchen large enough to comfortably cook for the entire extended family.
5) SELF-EXPRESSION IN THE DETAILS
Think about every place you’ve lived.
When did you ever have a say in the details of your home? The chance to hand-select the doorknobs, light fixtures or kitchen appliances? Custom homes are a true expression of the owners. It’s your chance to create a cohesive living experience that’s all you, through and through.
Harpe Development’s design center has more options to choose from, in the house, than any other builder in our area.
6) THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY, BUILT RIGHT IN
Along with open floor plans, integrated home technology is one of the fastest changing aspects of designing a modern home. Out of the gate, multi-room audio systems, smart appliances, and home automation are all on the table if you’re building a custom home.
Our local partner, Mcternan Wireless, will consult with you at our design center, on site or at their showroom to review all of your available options.
7) BUILT WHERE YOU WANT IT
Before you’re ever thinking about great room designs or roofing materials, you have the opportunity to choose where you want to build — and there’s a lot of power in that.
If you’re planning a family, you have the ability to build your home in the right school districts, or close to family and friends.
Not only that, but by partnering with the right home builder, you can build directly into the natural terrain of your lot.
We build anywhere! Your lot or ours. If you are just beginning your search Cory Harpe will work with you on finding the perfect lot in the area you are looking. Take a look at our communities.
8) LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
Buying an existing home can feel like a gamble, specifically when it comes to unforeseen maintenance pitfalls that present themselves a few months or years after all the paperwork is signed and done.
And while this goes without saying, it bears repeating: everything in a custom home is new. That means a lot of building materials, appliances, and home furnishings come with direct from manufacturer warranties. So not only do you not have to worry about regular maintenance, but if something breaks, you’ll likely be able to simply replace it at little to no cost.
9) OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE YOUR BUILDER
Custom home building is all about choices, and that goes for who you decide to work with, too.
When you entrust your future into the hands of a homebuilder, you have an opportunity to choose the best. A company that will only work with the best materials and craftsmen means you’re more likely to end up with a home that exceeds your standards and holds its value for years to come, in case you need to sell down the road.
10) PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
There’s something intangible about owning a truly custom home. It’s a work of art, craftsmanship, and a testament to your style and priorities.
Capturing that feeling in text is a lost cause, but if you’re interested in learning more about how Harpe Development might be able to help you build a custom home that meets your needs, your vision, and your budget, send us a message or call us at (262) 694-1677 for a free quote, or to schedule a visit to one of our available homes.
We can help you get started, no matter where you are in the planning process.