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5 Great Reasons Why You Should Build A Custom Home

Today we are going to outline 5 great reasons why you should build a custom home.


We work with Frontier Home Quinte who specializes in custom-built homes in the Quinte Area. The 2022 recipient of the Quinte Home Builders’ Association, Builder of the Year Award, Frontier has expertise in building custom homes, and will work with you to build your dream home!


We'll also tell you why building a custom home makes more sense than purchasing an existing home. So let's get started.



LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT ADVANTAGES OF BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME


5 Reasons to Build a Custom Home


1. You Can Customize Your Home to Suit Your Needs and Tastes

The biggest advantage of building a custom home over buying a move-in ready home is the fact that you can design it to suit your family's needs and tastes. It is extremely difficult to find an existing home that will perfectly suit what you want and you will most likely end up getting only some of the things that you want and having to compromise on the rest.


With a custom home there is no compromise. You are able to design the floor plans under the guidance of a builder, and will be part of the process from start to finish. You can also pay more attention to the little details and have those added into the design so that your new custom home is totally one of a kind. As your home is being built, you can also make changes along the way.


One of the features that you might want to incorporate into your custom build is a home office. With the changes brought about by COVID-19, you may have discovered that it is possible and safer to work from home. You can easily add a home office that will suit your particular job into your custom home design without having to take over another part of your home for work space.



IF YOU CAN WORK FROM HOME YOU CAN DESIGN THE PERFECT OFFICE FOR YOU


It is true that if you purchase a move-in ready home, you will probably be able to move into it much sooner, however if it doesn't suit your needs, then you may decide that you need to do some renovation down the road. Renovations are costly, time consuming and inconvenient, that's why getting a custom built home that is exactly what you want in the first place makes much more sense.


If this is going to be a home that you and your family are going to live in for many years to come, why not wait the extra time that it takes and get the home that you've been dreaming of.


2. You Can Choose the Perfect Location

When you build a custom home, you get to choose where you build it. You can choose a lot in a location that you really like and then build the perfect home on that lot. If you find an existing home that you like, it may not be in the best location for you.


On the other hand, if you know the perfect place that you would like to live, you may not be able to find a suitable house there. Building a custom home lets you have both the perfect home design and the perfect location.



YOU CAN CHOOSE THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR YOUR NEW HOME


If you've always dreamed about living in a quieter community, now is a great time to think about re-locating to the Quinte area. With the changes in our world recently, many businesses are allowing and even encouraging their employees to work from home which means you no longer have to live in the big city.


If your company gives you that option, why not take them up on it. Building a custom home in a rural community like Belleville, Sterling or Trenton, costs much less than purchasing an existing home in cities like the GTA. Your money will go a lot further and you can get the type of home that you never thought possible before.


3. You Can Have More Control over Your Home's Quality

When you are building a custom home you can be in control of the types of materials that go into that home; you can choose to have only the best and highest quality materials, and you can see firsthand the quality of the workmanship as your home is being built. Using higher quality materials will ensure that your home will last, require very little maintenance, and will look beautiful for years to come.



YOU CAN CHOOSE THE TYPES OF MATERIALS THAT GO INTO YOUR CUSTOM HOME


When you build a custom home, you will typically have less maintenance than if you purchase an existing home. With a new custom home you know that everything in it is brand new and should last for years.


Even after you get a home inspection on an existing home purchase, you still can't be guaranteed that something won't go wrong shortly after you move in. A custom built home also comes with a warranty that you won't get with an existing home.


4. You Can Build According to Your Budget

When you build a custom home you know that you will only be paying for features and space that you actually need or want. If you purchase an existing home you may have to pay for things that you don't really want. A custom home also allows you the freedom to choose how your money will be spent.



WITH A CUSTOM HOME YOU DECIDE WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT


For example if a large master bedroom with an en-suite and huge walk-in closet is high up on your list of priorities, you can put more of your budget towards making that space spectacular. Or if a huge kitchen with high-end appliances is really important to you, then you can allocate more of your budget to that area of your home.


A good builder will listen to your ideas and plans and will help you think through your design to help you make the most of your budget and ensure that you get the home that you really want.


If you are able to relocate out of a big city, you may find that it is much cheaper to actually purchase land in a rural area or a smaller city or town and build your new home there. A less expensive location could mean that you have a bigger budget to work with.


5. A Custom Home Can Be More Energy Efficient


A good custom builder will make your new custom home more energy efficient, which means that even though you may pay a bit more in the beginning, you will use at least 10% less energy than a non-certified home, but the average savings is 20%.



AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CAN SAVE YOU MONEY OVER TIME


This can translate into thousands of dollars saved over time when you own your custom home. An energy efficient home not only translates into savings for you, but it means that you will be helping the environment by using less energy as well.


Older homes are usually not as energy efficient as new custom homes. If your home has not been insulated properly, or if the doors and windows are older and not energy-efficient, you will end up spending more on your energy bills over time. Upgrading to a more energy efficient home will cost you a lot to add extra insulation and replace the doors and windows.







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