This question is probably one of the biggest decisions facing some families today. If you are on the fence about whether a custom home is the right decision, keep on reading!

There are of course some advantages of buying existing homes over custom homes. A few that stand out include; the fact that the house is already built and move-in ready. This is very important to some families since time is money, and custom homes can take a while. Previously owned homes also come with a unique history and innate sense of nostalgia. You are already moving into a neighborhood or area that has an established culture and setting.

However, pre-existing homes also have a good amount of disadvantages:

  • They aren’t usually built to suit all or even most of your particular tastes.
  • There is a huge risk of buying a home, then finding out after closing that it has a long list of repair and maintenance issues that didn’t show up on the inspection report.
  • Existing homes typically are not under warranty like new construction custom homes.

Do some of these downfalls worry you? Consider the following major benefits of building a custom home.

1. Total Personalization

The biggest advantage of having your home custom built is that you have the ability to build exactly what you want.

With pre-built or cookie cutter homes, it is often difficult if not impossible to get a home that suits your family’s needs exactly. You may come very close, but even if you do, it usually requires looking at dozens or maybe even hundreds of homes.

2. Unique Finishes

Designing your own home  makes it easy to integrate unique features into the house during the planning phase.

By doing a custom build, you can feel free to design every and any room to be exactly what you want and need.

3. Custom Floor Plan

With pre-existing homes, what you see is typically what you get. Making major changes to a floor plan requires knocking walls down, dealing with inconvenience and investing a lot of time, money and effort into getting exactly what you want.

Want an extra-large bedroom? A closet with custom cabinets and shelves? A kitchen with all the countertop space you will need? A living room centered around an amazing custom fireplace? The options are endless when you choose to build a custom home!

4. Lower Costs

When buying a pre-existing home you will inevitably have to worry about repairs, or changes that can cost quite a bit of money. You may pay a good price for it at closing, but when totalling all the little repairs here and there, it can nickel and dime you to death!

Custom building your home makes it possible for you to choose your own finishes, which puts you in control of where your money is spent. This will ensure that you are getting the maximum value for money. You aren’t paying $25,000 on a formal dining room you will never use, instead you can save that money or use it throughout the home.

5. Lot Optimization

When you buy a pre-existing house you have no control over the placement and design of the home on the lot. Building a fully customized home lets you work with designers and architects to really take advantage of the positive features of the land you want to build on.

Custom builds make the most of factors like sunlight and shade, air flow patterns, trees, and/or an amazing view of a lake or rolling hills.

6. Superior Quality

Buying a pre-existing house can easily lead to not getting the quality you want, since you have very little or no say in the finishes or types of materials used.

Completely customizing your home from the ground up dramatically reduces the chance of substandard construction. Working with trusted and experienced home builders, like Center City, guarantees your satisfaction at the end of the building project.

If you are ready to design and build your ultimate dream house, reach out to us! We are waiting to hear from you. Give us a call today 210-469-8741 or check out our website and let us see what we can accomplish together!