Benefits of Building a Custom Home

Image of a custom built home from three perspectives: the blueprint, the framework, and the finished version.

Owning your own home is an accomplishment seen by many as one of the defining aspects of being an adult, and owning a custom one, is one of the best ways to show off your style and creativity. With a custom home, you get everything you want, the way you want it and it’s quite possible that may be reason enough on its own, but there are some other great benefits of building a custom home to consider.

If you’re in the market for a new home but haven’t decided whether to go with a standard build or a custom home, we put together a list of several benefits of building a custom home that could help zero in on the choice best suited for you.

Your Style

As mentioned, with a custom home, you get to choose all of the features and make the home your very own. While the neighbors on either side of you may have near-identical homes, you’ll have the creative freedom of a home that’s for you and only you. Intentional design is intentional living. 

Playrooms for the kids. A media room or home theater. A large kitchen or a completely open floor plan. When it comes to having a custom home, your imagination (and budget) are the only limitations.

Custom Fit for Your Life

When you decide to build a custom home, you’re basically getting a blank canvas to create the perfect space for you and your family. Think about it this way – if you don’t really use a dining room, you don’t have to have one. Have a ton of shoes? You can design a special closet just for them. Love the idea of everyone hanging out in one big space? Go for an open floor plan. It’s all about making your house fit how you live, not trying to squish your life into a house that was built without you in mind. Everyone dreams of their ideal home’s size and what each room looks like, and building a custom home is the surefire way to make those dreams a reality.

Tech Upgrades Your Way

These days, there’s always some cool new technology popping up that could make your house even better. Think about things like smart showers that know exactly how hot you like your water, sound systems that play your favorite tunes in any room, or super tough floors that can handle spills and scratches. When you’re building a custom home, you can pick and choose which of these awesome tech features you want to include right from the start. This way, you’re not stuck trying to fit them into a house that wasn’t made for them, which can save a lot of money and hassle.

Picking Your Perfect Spot

When you go for a new home that’s part of a big group of houses, the company making them often tries to use as little space as possible for each house. That means they can squeeze in lots of homes, but you might end up with a really tiny yard. But if you decide to build a custom home, you get to choose the exact place where your house will go. You can pick a spot that’s just right for you – maybe something with a big backyard or with a view that makes you happy every time you look out the window. This is a huge plus because it means your home can be on a piece of land that meets your needs and fits your dreams, not just any old spot in a sea of houses.

Saving Money on Energy

With new tech, everyday living aids like refrigerators, lights, and heating systems are getting way better at not using up so much electricity or gas. This is awesome for the planet and for your wallet, because it means you don’t have to spend as much money every month on your energy bill. A lot of people we work with are surprised when they find out that even though their new custom home is way bigger than their old one, they’re actually paying less for energy. This is because everything in their new home is set up to be super-efficient from the start.


When a house gets older, it starts to show its age because of all the living that’s been done in it. Things start breaking down, and pretty soon, homeowners are stuck dealing with problem after problem. But with a new custom home, everything’s fresh out of the box, so you won’t have to stress about repairs right off the bat. Plus, most new custom homes come with warranties. That means if something does go wrong, you’re covered and it’ll get fixed without any hassle on your part.


We could go on about the benefits of building a custom home — the six above are just the best of the best. If you’re ready to learn more about having a custom home built, contact us today and let us put our years of expertise to work for you.