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Why A Custom Home?

by CustomHomes on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Building a home is a major undertaking. A person can choose to build one from a set of house plans or they can hire a contractor to help design their dream home. The fact is, many homeowners are choosing to build custom homes instead of opting for already established designs. The reason for this is simple. The homeowner can stay within their budget and still have exactly what they want in their new home.

Designing a custom home allows the owner to add things they want or need that may not be found in conventional floor plans. They can also eliminate things they have no use for. Walk in closets, for example, may be nice for some people, while others would rather have the extra space added into the structure of a room or the width of a hallway.

The size of each room can be customized as well as where each room is placed within the floor plan. This allows the homeowner to save on the cost of materials as well. By using the space within the home in the most efficient manner possible, the amount of materials may be reduced saving both time and money.

Many individuals who choose to have a custom home built, do so for a specific reason. Individuals who have special needs may require amenities most homes do not have. Wheelchair ramps, lowered counter tops, widened hallways and hand rails on staircases may be needed if someone has a disability that requires the use of convalescent aids or accessories.

Designing a custom home allows the homeowner to include the things they want to have in their home. Homes are often purchased or built with the hopes of living there for several years. Many people plan to live in the new home for the rest of their lives. Building a custom home allows them to create an environment where they will feel comfortable for years to come. For those who have their lives planned out, they can build the home they expect to grow into over time. This eliminates the need in the future to add on to the home as children and grandchildren begin to enter the picture.

Why choose a custom home? Because it provides the homeowner with the things they want and need. It also allows them to stay within the limits of their budget or splurge a little if they choose to do so.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com