Considerations Before Building a Custom Home

The process of building a custom home might feel daunting. The good news is that choosing the right custom home builder makes the process simple! Before you start the process, think through your options and your plans for the future to decide if building a custom home is right for you.

Should I buy or build a house?

When you’re looking to move, you will need to decide if you want to buy or build a home. The option that works best for you will depend on your timeline, budget, and desired end result.

Buying an already built home could be the right option if you are looking for a faster process, smaller investment, and you are open to compromising on the design and amenities of the home. Note that with this option, you will have to deal with a competitive market as well as potential housing repairs and updates.

However, the exciting process of building a custom home is right for you if you are able to hold off on moving for a bit longer and are ready to make the investment in a high quality, luxurious custom build. Choosing to build a home allows complete customization, avoids bidding wars over the one house everyone wants, and more. While you will need to take the time to walk through the design and construction process, it will be worth it in the end!

Where do I see myself in 10 years?

Another consideration before deciding to build is if you will need to move anytime in the near future. If you currently need to relocate every few years, it might not be the best time to start the custom home building process. Oftentimes, people who chose to build a custom home plan to stay for the long run – or at least for a significant amount of time. While the Weaver Custom Homes team makes it as simple as possible, the process of designing and building a home does take time and energy. Trust us – the end result is not something you will want to move away from any time soon!

Not ready to plant your roots yet? That’s okay! Weaver Custom Homes can be your trusted custom home builder whenever you are ready.

Addressing Your Concerns About Building a Custom Home

Feeling unsure about the idea of building a custom home? Let us address a few of the most common concerns we see clients face. Spoiler alert: if you are working with the right builder, your concerns will quickly subside!

It’s too expensive.

Building a custom home is an investment of resources – money, time, and energy. While you should be sure you are ready for the financial investment, you cannot forget the ROI – a custom built, luxurious, high quality home. You could watch the real estate market for years, and you will never find a house that is exactly what you want. After adding up the cost of a home purchase and the updates you need to to get it just right, you will discover that the price of building a custom home is worth it.

Additionally, working with the right builder makes a difference in your costs. At Weaver Custom Homes, we always start by defining a client’s budget. We never want surprise costs ruining your day!

It takes too long.

Perhaps you technically have the time to invest in a custom built home, but you’re not excited about the process. We understand – that is why choosing the right builder for your home is so important. Working with a trustworthy company like Weaver Custom Homes that values clear communication will make all the difference. If a floor plan has to change, a material can’t be sourced, or a timeline needs adjusted – you should be alerted and presented with other options.

At the end of the process, when you’re relaxing in the home that is exactly what you wanted, you won’t regret the time you spent getting there!

I don’t know what I want.

If you struggle with decision fatigue, the idea of the custom built home process might seem unattainable. However, this is also where choosing the right builder for your home is of utmost importance. You need to work with experts that can understand what you want and walk with you through each step of the process to ensure you’re happy with the finished product. At Weaver Custom Homes, we pride ourselves in supporting our clients at every step, ensuring the process is as stress-free as possible!

Advantages to Building a Custom Home

Now that we have tackled some concerns regarding building a custom home, it’s time to focus on the clear advantages that custom home owners get to enjoy. From designing your dream kitchen using sustainable resources to forgoing the woes of an older home – the benefits go on and on!

Complete Creative Control

Build the home of your dreams by owning complete creative control. From the floor plan to the kitchen and the number of bathrooms – you are in charge. Design a home that matches your lifestyle and your budget. Stop wondering, “What were the builders thinking?” when you see odd design choices in an already built home. Instead, you will be able to answer that question – because you’re making all the decisions!

Energy Efficient

Older houses tend to be less energy efficient, which is harmful to the environment and leads to higher energy bills. When working with a custom home builder, you can reduce your home’s carbon footprint and save costs in the long run by using energy efficient designs. For example builders can utilize solar tempering, super-seal the building envelope, and use highly insulated doors and windows.

Fewer Ongoing Costs

Outside of energy bills, older houses tend to rack up bills due to needed updated appliances, renovations, repairs, and more. Sidestep all of those costs by working with a trustworthy builder that will work with integrity, ensuring you have a safe and reliable home that fits your lifestyle for years to come.

Work With Weaver Custom Homes To Build The Home Of Your Dreams In Ohio.

Schedule a visit for a personalized design consultation with Weaver Custom Homes today. We have built a reputation for quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and personalized service in the Northeast and Central Ohio areas. Just the right size, we’re big enough to have high-quality processes in place – but small enough to treat every client like an extension of our family!

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