The process of building your own home can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never been particularly handy and don’t feel qualified to make decisions about the intricate details of construction. You might feel like it would be easier to just buy a prebuilt home where someone else has already done the hard work.
Before you take the easy way out, you should know that there are a few reasons why building your own home doesn’t have to be a headache — and in fact, it might even save you from quite a bit of stress down the road.
Here are a few reasons why building a custom house will make your life easier!
You Won’t Have to Settle
If you’ve ever house hunted before, you’ve likely had the experience of almost but not quite: finding houses that have 90% of what you’ve been looking for, but missing just one or two key wish list items. Or maybe finding the house that has everything you want — but it happens to be in the wrong neighborhood, or in the wrong budget range.
This will never happen to you if you work with an expert team to customize a home exactly to your needs.
Every single wish list item can be accounted for, from the floorplan to the fixtures to the amenities to the area of town. That level of control is truly unparalleled in any pre-existing home on the market.
Beyond customizing the big picture house itself, you also get more flexibility within your budget. You get to choose exactly what is worth paying for — and what isn’t.
Do you want a fully decked out kitchen but don’t particularly have need of more than a couple bedrooms? You can focus your budget and your floor plan accordingly. Even though there’s a reputation that custom built homes might cost more, this process ensures that you only pay for what you truly want.
You Won’t Have Unexpected Repairs
Sure, you might be laying down a slightly bigger investment upfront. But when it comes to home ownership, the initial price tag is always only part of the picture. From plumbing to electrical to structural repairs, there is a plethora of things that can go wrong with any given home at any time. The older a house is, the most likely it is to have issues resulting from natural wear and tear — and those issues can be costly.
But if you’re moving into a brand new homes? You won’t need to worry about those issues for years. In addition to the fact that there will naturally be less issues because it’s simply not as old, technology has also progressed to a point where you’ll be setting a higher standard of quality from day one.
Part of that higher standard includes having a house that is far more eco friendly. Newer homes with better technology are more efficient with their energy consumption, better insulated and outfitted with better plumbing. This means that you’re likely to have a lower electricity and water bill than you would in a home that’s even 10 years older.
In the end, your upfront investment is assuring you far less emergency expenses for years to come, and a lower bottom line even for monthly bills.
You Won’t Have to Go It Alone
If you’re intimidated by the process of building your own home, the good news is that you don’t have to be the one making all the decisions. In fact, even more knowledgeable voices can be involved in this decision than would be there if you were simply buying a house. WillowTree’s staff including experts who have been serving our community for over half a decade. From planning to construction to decor and completion, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Ready to get started? We are too! Contact us to begin building your dream custom home.