If you’ve been considering building a new home, you’ve probably heard the term “custom home” more than a few times. If you’re not exactly sure what “custom home” entails, or if a custom home might be the right option for you, read on and we’ll break it down for you.


What does “custom home” mean?

A custom home is a home designed for a specific client and location – it’s a one-of-a-kind home. Homeowners work with a designer, architect, custom home builder, or some combination of the three, to create a home design.


What’s the difference between a new home and a custom home?

Not all new homes are custom homes. If you’re using a large commercial builder or real estate developer, chances are that you’re not getting a custom home; instead, you’ll have a limited number of pre-designed production homes or prefabricated options available to you, with minimal opportunities for customization. With a production home, you might get some input on the design, but in all likelihood, you’ll be relegated to a few color and finish options, and that’s all.


Why go custom?

We like to say that all people and families are unique – so why should their homes be the same? With a custom home, you get a house that meets your specific needs. If you have six kids, you’re going to need a lot of bedrooms and space for the kids to play; if an aging parent lives with you, you might need your home to be handicap accessible. A cookie-cutter home might not have the options to meet these needs, but a custom home can.

Not only does a custom home allow you to design for the unique circumstances of your family, but it allows you some creativity that can really make your home your own. With a custom home, you can be more involved in the design process, and create a home that reflects your taste and aesthetic.

If you relish creative freedom and want to create a home that fits your family just right, a custom home might be the right option for you. A custom home could be the difference in making the place you live truly a home, rather than just a house.

If you think a custom home might be right for you, contact us for more information on how we can create a new home customized to you and your family.