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Why Custom Homes are Worth the Investment

Why Custom Homes are Worth the Investment

October 2, 2018

Custom Home Builders Create Unique Luxury Homes Built to Your Specifications and Style

Every homeowner has likely given a fair amount of thought to updating their home, adding in luxurious features and beautiful fittings and finishes that stand the test of time.

But while renovations can go a long way towards creating your dream home, it’s tough to beat the opportunity offered by custom home construction.

Built to your exact specifications and incorporating your unique style throughout, custom homes offer unmatched luxury, value, and comfort.

Custom home builders work with you to make your dream home a reality, whether you’re building on an empty lot or rebuilding on the foundations of existing property. These homes are a chance to get exactly what you want in a home that’s built to last, built around you and not as a one-size-fits-all option.

That said, a custom home is a significant investment, but there are plenty of reasons why that investment is worth it.

Luxury Homes that Reflect Your Lifestyle

Imagine living in a home that you helped design.

Designing your own home means saying goodbye to frustration about storage, shelving, door height, room size, and so much more.

It’s an opportunity to build a home around your needs and how you live your life.

You can customize your home to adapt to your preferences and changing family needs.

Add rooms and space you’ll need now or in the future, so you can use your home efficiently.

A side of view of an open kitchen reno with an island and seating.

This beautiful open-concept kitchen adds seating while expanding prep space.

On average, new custom homes feature an additional 700 square feet of liveable space compared to homes built just 20 years ago. This means that you can enjoy the bigger kitchen you’ve been dreaming of, larger windows, a walk-in closet, and so much more.

Because these homes are designed from the ground-up to your specifications, the possibilities are endless. Working closely with custom home builders lets you create a unique design that accounts for all your needs and wants (within your budget, of course).

Or, if you’ve already designed your dream home with an architect, custom home builders will gladly work with these plans.

Location, Location, Location

This saying rings true with custom home construction.

Location is everything but buying a new home that offers a few upgrades over your existing location likely means changing neighbourhoods.

Adding space often means heading to younger neighbourhoods further from the heart of a town or city.

But custom home construction can occur wherever you choose, whether in your current home’s location or on a vacant lot in the countryside, suburbs, or in the heart of the city.

Aside from the feeling of accomplishment for being part of the entire design and construction process, you can truly enjoy your home as your own, with all the convenient and attractive design features you’ve been dreaming of.

A beautiful marble countertop perfectly complements this renovated bathroom.

Savings in one space can go towards upgrades in other rooms, such as fittings and materials in your bathroom.

Start-to-Finish Oversight

From the initial design to the finished product, customers are involved each step of the way for their custom home design and construction.

This client involvement means your vision guides the entire design and construction process. Furthermore, you can continue to make more choices along the way.

Say you saved money on lumber and plumbing. You can ask to put that money towards an extra closet in your bedroom and a granite counter top in your kitchen.

If you manage to save money throughout the project, you might be able to put that money towards further upgrades in your home without going over budget.

Or you can put that money toward another custom luxury feature. It’s up to you.

Whatever the savings, you can fine-tune your house to become the luxurious home of your dreams.

Full Home History and Lasting Value

Since you know the full story behind your custom home, you don’t have to worry about what might hinder renovations, updates, or upgrades in the future. You’ll know exactly what your home can and can’t handle, and you won’t be afraid to open up a wall since you already know your home’s bones.

Often during home renovations, homeowners come across obstacles and setbacks because they don’t know what’s behind the walls before tearing them down.

Old plumbing and wiring are common problems that need fixing, as are toxic building materials found in older homes. For example, nothing slows down a renovation quite like opening a wall and discovering asbestos. In this case, a special abatement team must come in to safely remove the asbestos. Not only does this take time, but it also increases your costs.

Plus, if you ever decide to sell (though let’s be honest, you won’t want to give up your unique home), this comprehensive record of your home’s history is a fantastic resource for real estate agents to work with.

Because your home won’t need any work done, it’s in excellent shape for resale, and

Experienced Custom Home Builders Bring Value

As a customer with the vision for your dream home, you benefit from working with an experienced construction company that specializes in custom and luxury homes.

Custom home builders take pride in their work and provide high-quality control over each step of the project.

Clients always come first for custom builders since it’s the client’s dream and vision that is driving the design.

They keep you informed and work within your budget.

This hallway features stunning baseboards and hardwood floors.

The details and finishes help bring spaces and homes together.

Features and Materials that Add Value

While it’s unlikely you’ll ever want to sell a custom-built home, there are several features you should consider including in your design that nonetheless add value on the market.

Many of these features are energy saving or energy efficient, helping reduce heating and cooling bills or eliminating drafts and ensuring optimal seals and insulation throughout.

What’s more, the custom, high-end nature of the home carries appeal, too.

For example, at Sunter Homes, we use high-quality materials that are accurately installed to minimize future maintenance needs. This means less work in the future and a home that doesn’t just look fantastic but stands the test of time, too.

You can also add innovative technology to make life that much easier. Home automation systems control everything hooked up in your home, such as lights, heating, cooling, security, and sound systems.

While it’s true that these unique home builds represent a significant financial investment, it’s an investment well worth it in the long run. Custom homes retain their value and are built to last you a lifetime. If you’re looking for an opportunity to create a truly unique home that reflects who you are, then working with the custom home builders at Sunter Homes is the perfect place to start.

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