While building a home can be an exciting endeavour, custom home building can also have a lot of up and downs, as not every project goes as smoothly as homeowners imagine it will. Before starting a residential construction project, it is important to take the time to really consider the pros and cons of building a custom home and to reach out to a professional company like Alderidge Construction to ensure that all of your questions and concerns are properly addressed.
Pros of Building a Custom Home
Some of the main benefits of building a custom home include:
1. Fully Customize & Personalize the House
Custom home building provides you with the freedom to fully customize your home, making it a true reflection of your personality. The design options for your new home will only be limited by your imagination and budget.
2. Choose Higher Quality Materials
Designing your home from scratch means being able to choose the types of materials that will be used to build the house. Choosing to use high-quality materials will help lower future maintenance costs, as quality materials will not need to be replaced or repaired as frequently.
3. Create an Energy Efficient Home
Building a custom home allows you to make the house as energy efficient as possible. Consider choosing to work with a custom builder who is experienced in working with energy efficient materials. While creating an energy efficient home might cost more to begin with, you will recoup those costs by saving on your monthly energy bill.
Cons of Building a Custom Home
Some of the disadvantages of building a custom home include:
1. Takes Longer Before You Can Move In
Compared to purchasing an existing home, building a custom home means that you will not be able to move in as quickly. Since every custom home is different, the time it will take for your home to be built will depend on the size and design details; however, most custom homes take at least a year to build.
2. Costs More Initially
While custom homes might cost more initially, you will not have to worry about spending money on costly renovations and repairs in the future. On average, the cost to build a new house in Canada is between $200-300 per square foot; however, costs may increase depending on the location of the lot, the types of materials being used, and any customized extras included in the design.
3. Finding the Right Location Can be a Challenge
Building lots in urban locations that are close to shopping, schools, and other amenities can often be hard to find. Homeowners who are willing to be flexible about where they live will have a better chance of finding a beautiful lot for their new home.
If you would like to learn more about the pros and cons of building a custom home, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Alderidge Construction at 1-844-RENO-453 or by booking a consultation on our website.