An increasing number of people now consider a custom-built home as the smarter, more sustainable and more cost-effective option compared to conventional residential properties. Not only will it represent your dream becoming a reality but it is also a more fulfilling experience in terms of home ownership. A house is more than a mere building. A new custom-built home embodies your personality. It’s the place where you find comfort to get away from the stress of life. And because you’ll be spending most of your life in your home, it should reflect your character and fit your lifestyle. Here are five reasons why a custom home will make you feel happier and satisfied.

1. Personalized Options

When you opt for a custom-built house, you have the power to make choices. You have the flexibility to pick out the design, materials, layout, and just about everything else. From the exterior and interior design down to the smallest details, you can work with your builder on the best solutions for your needs. The good thing about a customized home is that you can tailor it to fit the needs of your family. For instance, if you are a family of six with an elderly person, home builders can include customized structure and design features for added safety, convenience, and easier mobility. If you’re a green thumb and love green spaces, your home can include a sprawling but sustainable landscaped garden.

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2. Flexible Budget

Unique home builders have the skills and capacity to find design and construction solutions that offer you the best value for your money. Everything will be done according to your requirements and preferences; and it will only become more expensive if you so choose. Your builder may recommend or you may request specific features that will offer you more cost savings in the long run, such as the following:

●  Energy efficiency

A custom-built home with features that help reduce energy and water consumption is good for the environment and your wallet. To lower your home’s energy requirements, you may opt to install energy-efficient windows and state-of-the-art insulation materials. Installing water-conserving plumbing fixtures and eco-friendly appliances can also reduce your monthly utility bills.

●  Low maintenance

A new home is often easier to maintain compared to an older home which may entail frequent repairs due to various issues. You can push this advantage even further by choosing materials that are less prone to damage from everyday wear and tear and won’t require elaborate cleaning and maintenance.

3. Functionality

Custom home building makes smart use of available space regardless of your layout and location, allowing you to improve the function and aesthetics of your living spaces. Whether you fancy a spiral staircase in the middle of the room or a custom wall of a bookcase for a library, it’s all up to you. Each area will also be planned, designed and built according to your needs and lifestyle. Love cooking and entertaining? Then you may plan your new kitchen with productivity and parties in mind, with zones for efficient workflow as well as effortless socializing.

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4. Custom-Built Home: Personal Expression

A custom home building process is designed to provide future homeowners the level of control they prefer. Your individual selections for your new home are your personal expression. Your place will be a direct reflection of your taste, style, and personality. Whatever your style is, may it be Ranch, Greek Revival, Modern or Contemporary, it’s all up to you. The home you will build will definitely be your dream home.

5. Privacy and Location

Your privacy should be one of the most important considerations in building your home. After all, your house should be a place of retreat and relaxation. You can have a wide open property or the seclusion of a wooded lot to take advantage of a spectacular view. Or if you want some peace and quiet, you can choose a lot quite distant from rowdy neighbors.

You’ll be spending most of your time with loved ones in your new home; so it needs to be a special place that suits your needs. A custom-built home is built according to our preferences and is a reflection of who you are. It isn’t just a living space, and it’s called “home” for a reason.

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Robert Allam is the Finance and Sales Manager for Trendsetter Homes. Through his journey from being a Sales Consultant then Office Manager, to assuming his current role, Robert has seen the company grow and has guided many clients through the process of developing their dream of a unique luxury home.