5 Things You Don’t Have to Settle On with a Custom Home

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not building a custom home is worth it, there are several questions you should ask yourself. First, is this going to be your forever home, or would it make more sense to invest your time and resources into a remodel instead?

Next, how big is your wish list, and how much of that wish list are you willing to give up in order to find a home that is market-ready sooner?

Finally, how committed are you to getting the right level of quality and elegance? When you choose to go with a new home build, there are certain things you don’t have to settle on – here’s a few of those key features.


Construction is much more than just fitting all the pieces together, as you can see in these videos. It’s also about having a deep understanding of available building materials, as well as the pros and cons of using each one. You might not be concerned about picking wood versus vinyl in a starter home, but your dream and forever home is much different.

That’s why our clients get peace of mind when they choose to build a new home with materials that can withstand the environment and the test of time. Get it right from the start by working with a team that spares no expensive on strength and durability.


It’s rare – if not impossible – to find a move-in ready home that meets your unique style inside and out. And when you’re not involved in the design process, it’s easy to go down a rabbit hole spending time and money on trying to change an existing space into one that meets your own definition of elegance. Build a home around the architectural style of your choice, whether that’s rustic, art deco, a traditional craftsman, or a happy marriage of multiples looks.


Have you always dreamed of having a high-end loft? A service-style kitchen that is open to the living room? Maybe even an indoor lap pool? A home renovation can certainly transform a space, but it’s often something a homeowner isn’t ready to endure if it disrupts their day-to-day life. Additionally, you have to keep in mind that there are other factors that could get in the way of a renovation, such as available square footage, layout, or structural elements like a load-bearing wall.

Living Area

There are endless techniques that can be used to maximize the space and storage you get with a new home build. You can build above the garage, enclose a patio to extend your living area, or ask for a finished attic. You can also use built-in or multifunctional pieces to save on space, especially in high-traffic areas like the kitchen or living room. Again, not all market-ready homes will have the right “bones” needed to fulfill your wish list – sometimes it’s better to create your own framework.


For many homeowners, outdoor space is just as important as indoor space, especially at a time when entertaining has been redefined been by social distancing. Plus, inheriting a lawn from the wrong homeowner can come with unforeseen consequences, like pests, fungal diseases, soil or irrigation issues, and more. These common problems won’t just decrease your home’s value, they can interfere with any plans you had around creating that luxurious backyard retreat. Beginning the process from scratch allows you to be more in control over your outdoor space.

Simply put, there are many factors you’ll want to consider before committing to a new home build. But if you’re investing in a forever home and want the very best in terms of quality and elegance, the decision is a no-brainer.

Monetti Custom Homes specializes in custom home design, custom home construction, and custom home renovation along the beautiful New Jersey coastline. For more information, contact us here. Please call to speak to a specialist at 732.223.7949

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