Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their
own, private stock of designs. While production builders build communities by
restricting design to a group of preselected home types lots they have picked
and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build on land owned by the
customer and start fresh with each design. Custom builders also spend more time
on each project and often work on fewer than 10 homes a year.
Benefits of a Custom Home
stand out from the crowd. They are each one-of-a-kind and are typically upscale
with luxury upgrades and unique architectural design. These homes can be more
stylized than many production homes—a buyer can contract anything from a luxury
log cabin in the woods of Vermont to a pueblo-style home in New Mexico.
Home buyers choose their ideal location and environment, so custom homes
often incorporate elements of the landscape into the design and can be built to
fit each sites’ outstanding feature; whether that is a view of the ocean, a
natural stream, or the distinct colors and plants of a desert landscape.
Trends in Custom Homes
Concern for the environment is growing among U.S.
households—and so are energy costs. Because of this, many custom builders are
embracing green building techniques. Features like solar panels, water-saving
appliances, insulation to improve heating efficiency and the use of renewable or
recycled building materials are all popular techniques to improve a home’s
efficiency. Custom builders allow buyers to include a wide range of green
products and give them the opportunity to weigh each cost and benefit to create
a home that is stylish, comfortable, but also eco-friendly.
To find out
more about green building you can visit NAHB’s Green
Building & Energy Efficiency page.
Specialized amenities really set custom
homes apart. Today home owners like to see features that will improve their
lifestyle through health, entertainment or comfort. Yoga studios, resistance
pools and fitness rooms can be added to encourage healthy living; game rooms,
theaters and even a bowling alley can be added for fun; and for comfort, breezy,
screened-in porches or warm hearths can make your home feel cozy and welcoming.
Custom amenities are also taking a turn to the world of tech. In world
where there’s an app for everything, buyers are beginning to expect a custom
home to do more and be “smart.” Nowadays you can control many features in your
home using a phone, controlling energy usage, security systems, lighting and
even the music playing in each room.
Here at Monetti Custom Homes, we understand the process and work extremely close
with our clients on every custom home project. Contact Us for any inquiries you may have.