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By Highmark |

Thinking about buying a home? Have you considered building your own? If not, you might want to.


Custom homes offer benefits that existing homes can’t. Buying your home may seem like a quicker and cheaper option, but how happy will you be with that home 10 years?

You may save up and try to fit your must haves into an existing home. That's like trying to fit your foot into a smaller shoe size. It won’t fit and you’ll end up regretting you tried.

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Let’s look at what makes custom homes so amazing:



This may seem like an obvious reason, but it is a huge reason why people decide to build their own custom home. People want a home tailored to their needs. Your home will be one of a kind.



One of the best parts of creating your home is that you can put whatever you want in it. You create the rooms and what they will be used for. If you work from home, you can have an office with custom cabinetry and a separate entrance for customers. If you love to swim, add a pool! If you or a family member likes to do a lot of DIY projects, add an extra space in the garage.


The home can also fit your physical needs too. Like a larger ceiling or doorway for taller family members. Like to cook a lot? Have custom cabinetry that fits your height. If stairs aren’t good for your hip,  design the whole home on the same level. As you can see, with custom homes there are a million ways you can personalize your home to meet your needs.  



You have full control when you build a custom home. From the size and location of the rooms to what type of door knobs you want. Some people like to make every decision. If you don’t, there are experienced builders and interior designers that can offer suggestions.



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Custom home builders have to be flexible to fit your needs. They allow you to pick your designs, styles, and plans. They are use to it! When it comes to production/semi-custom home builders or realtors you need to conform to their ideas.



Do you hate that your neighbor can see your what TV show you're watching? With a custom home, you get to choose how you want to build on your lot. That means no awkward windows, just your favorite views.


Easy Maintenance

How could a new home be less maintenance? Well first of all, everything is new, so you have less initial maintenance. What is great about new appliances is that you know their condition and when they need to be inspected. When you buy a house you might not know the condition of appliances.

You can also choose durable materials for your home that require less overall maintenance. Quartz is a low maintenance option for your countertops. Decks can be made out of synthetic wood that is durable and eco friendly, which brings us to our next topic.


Green Options

A custom home allows for endless green options. You can add solar panels, natural lights, eco-friendly materials, and energy efficient appliances. You can use geothermal heating and save around 30-70% in heating costs. Marvin Windows and LP SmartSide siding are sustainable and efficient options. Green options are an upfront investment, but you will save money in the long run. There might also be some incentives and rebates available.

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As mentioned eariler, you will love your custom-built home because it is your dream home. You made every choice. It is your brainchild! This is a huge reason why we love building custom homes.


Find a builder that you feel comfortable with and get started planning your dream home. We would be happy to start this journey with you!

Contact Highmark Builders at 952-882-8904 or fill out a form here.