There are many different benefits to building a custom family home for your family rather than buying one that already exists. If you’re looking for somewhere new to live, the idea might not have occurred to you, or perhaps it has but you think it’s not right for you, too complex and involved, or even too expensive.
You might change your mind when you read on and discover a little more about why building a custom family home could indeed be exactly the right option for you. You might indeed have to put your possessions into a storage unit and live in rented accommodation while the property is built, but the end result will be more than worth it.
Building a Custom Family Home
Being as energy efficient as possible within your custom family home is something that we all need to start taking much more seriously. The problem is that homes that already exist aren’t always easy to transform into energy-efficient ones. The older the property, the less energy efficient it will be, and the more time and effort it will take to bring it up to a good level.
This won’t be an issue if you decide to build your own custom family home instead of buying one that is on the market already. You can ensure that the most up-to-date, modern, energy-efficient materials are used and that whatever elements you decide to include in your new home you are going to be able to use them in the most energy-efficient way. Underfloor heating, solar panels, reclaimed materials, and many other ideas can all be utilized in one building to make it as energy-efficient as possible. Not only is this good for the environment, but it’s also going to cost you less on your energy bills too.
When you start to take a look at all the properties that are on the market within your price range and in the area you want to live, you’ll notice that they all have one thing in common; all of them will require you to compromise in some way.
These compromises might be something like stretching your budget a little more than is really comfortable, buying a smaller property to be in the right area for your children’s school, moving to somewhere new so that your money goes further, picking a property that needs work but that costs less and is in the right location. The list goes on and on; if you want something, you’ll have to compromise on something else. There are no perfect houses unless you have an unlimited budget, and even then we imagine there would be something that wasn’t quite right.
If you design your own custom family home, you can ensure that it is exactly what you want it to be. You won’t have to make any compromises. No matter what rooms you need, what size they should be, or where you are building it, it can be just how you planned. The only thing you’ll need to think about is your budget – the rest you can have free rein with. That’s extremely exciting, and it means you’ll be completely happy with your custom family home and stay there for longer, potentially forever.
Better Resale Value
Even though you may well choose to live in your perfectly designed, eco-friendly custom friendly home for the rest of your life, and you intend for your children to do the same, if you did decide to sell it at any point, or it was sold later down the line for any reason, a brand new property that has been well-designed with the occupants in mind is going to have a much better resale value than a standard property.
This is not even necessarily because the house is newer than many others; it’s mainly linked to the fact that the property is unique – buyers will be willing to spend as much as 25 percent more on a property that can’t be found elsewhere.
If you’ve ever found a house that you love and you’re willing to buy only to find that there is a lot of competition for it and your offer is rejected because there are so many interested parties who are willing or able to pay more for it, you’ll understand the frustration many buyers feel. It can be heartbreaking, and at the very least it means you have to start from the beginning of your search again. If you have someone who wants to buy your custom family home, that can add to the stress as they might not be willing to wait forever and pull out of the sale.
When you’re building your own custom family home, there is no competition. Although you’ll still have to buy the land, there won’t be as many people who also want to buy it (and perhaps none, meaning you can negotiate on the price) so you can remove this particular stress from your mind altogether.