If you are considering hiring a custom home builder to construct the home of your dreams, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This difficulty is often further increased by the many myths and misconceptions regarding the construction process, cost, and other elements of custom homes. As leading providers of custom homes, the team at Alderidge Construction knows that the construction process is often more straightforward and approachable than people expect. That is why we have provided a list of 5 myths about custom home construction to help you understand the facts instead of focusing on the fiction.
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Common Custom Home Myths
The following custom home myths and misconceptions are among the most common and widespread:
1. One-Storey Homes are Cheaper
When designing a custom home, many individuals believe that one-storey homes will be cheaper than two or three-storey homes. While this certainly can be true, the main factors that affect cost are square footage, the materials used, and the amount of labour required. For example, a 2,500 sq. ft one-storey home will often cost more than a two-storey home with the same amount of space as it will require additional land space and prep.
2. You Need to be a Designer
While a background in home design is certainly an asset, it is by no means required. Most custom home builders can handle the design process, working with you to understand your wants and needs while incorporating your feedback. This ensures that you are getting a design that is perfect for you, your family, and your lifestyle without needing to know how to create a design from scratch.
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3. There are Always Hidden or Unexpected Fees
An experienced and reputable custom home builder will work with you to fully understand your custom home budget, wants, and needs before quoting your project. Experienced builders will also anticipate potential issues and work these into your quote, minimizing the potential for additional costs. This ensures that you have a clear picture of what your home will cost before construction begins.
4. Custom Homes are Overly Complicated
While you will be required to answer various questions throughout the custom home construction process, a skilled builder can help you navigate this process smoothly and provide recommendations as needed. Your builder will handle all the behind-the-scenes elements of your home and check in with you throughout the build to inform you of progress or request your input. This allows you to give your feedback as often as you like without needing to manage every little element of your new home, saving you time and effort.
To learn more about our renovation services or custom home solutions, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.