Texas is growing. Maybe not in size, but definitely in population. In 2019 alone, over 500,000 people decided to start calling Texas home.
Were you one of them? With its hot job market, affordable cost of living, and wide-open spaces, it’s easy to see why many are putting down roots in the Lone Star State. And what better way to do that than with a beautiful, custom-built home?
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of living in a custom-built home in Texas!
Perfect from Day One
Buyers are facing a tough housing market right now. Very low inventory and high demand have combined to create a perfect storm. Buyers find themselves bidding more than they want to for homes that are far from ideal.
Every realtor will tell you that every home purchase involves compromise. Either the size isn’t quite right, or the location’s a little off. But what if you don’t want to settle?
Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. If you’re looking for your forever home, the place you’ll raise your kids, you don’t want something that’s just OK. You want the best home your money can buy.
That is the beauty of a custom-built home. You get exactly the home you want, first time. No compromising or settling for an impractical layout someone else dreamed up decades ago.
With a custom build, you’re in total control. From finding the perfect floorplan to the finishing touches, the choice is yours. Compromise, what’s that?
No Renovation Costs
Imagine moving into a home that requires no renovation. Zero. No remodeling costs ever.
The latest figures suggest that just remodeling your kitchen will cost you 10-15% of the value of your home. And that’s a conservative estimate. As if that’s not enough, just think about the mess, the disruption to your life, and the cost of takeout on top of that.
So while you may pay a little extra at the start for custom homes, you have no more work or expense to worry about. From day one, you can get on with enjoying family life.
High Standard of Finish
The best custom home builders are very proud of the finish they achieve. They’ll be more than happy to share their portfolio of completed properties with you. They may also have homes that you can visit, on request.
When you look at their portfolio, or gallery on their website, take note of the standard of finish. You should expect beautiful crisp walls, perfectly fitted floors, and well-crafted kitchens.
Do you love built-ins? When you work with a custom home builder, you can design built-ins from your boot room through to your dressing room. Everything will have a home, making keeping the place neat and clean a breeze!
Everything To Your Taste
From day one of the process, custom home builders put you at the center of everything.
They will listen to your aspirations for your home. Then you’ll work with an interior designer and an architect to realize your goals.
Most custom home builders have a set of floorplans to choose from. Within these, there is scope for adaptations and alterations, in accordance with local building codes.
Are open-plan spaces your thing? Or do you prefer individual rooms? Whatever your preference you can get a custom home build exactly to your specifications.
From the position and style of the windows, down to the floor coverings and wall colors, you’ll be consulted. This is your chance to finally achieve the kitchen and bathrooms you’ve always wanted.
The Ideal Location
All too often, you can find either the right house or the right location. With a custom home, you’re in charge. You can find the location you want, then build exactly the house you want.
Something many people appreciate about Texas is its big building plots. This allows you to create your own haven, a tranquil spot for your family. At the same time, you will not be isolated.
Your custom home builder may be developing a beautiful community that you’d like to become a part of. Or you may have your own plot in mind. Either way, you achieve a beautiful home in the ideal location.
You Control the Budget
Many may have been put off custom-built homes in Texas because of the cost. You may feel that it’s simply not affordable for you. However, with a custom-built home, you actually have a lot of control over the budget.
In the initial discussion, you will have a chance to discuss your budget with your home builder. They have experience in how to achieve the best result within a wide range of budgets. They can recommend material and finishing choices that will help you to stay on budget throughout.
Lower Maintenance Costs
When you own an older home, you are never far away from a major bill. Usually sooner rather than later, the furnace, the HVAC, or another major system will need money spending on it. Plus, older systems usually guzzle a lot more energy than newer ones.
With a custom home, everything is new and energy-efficient. With regular maintenance, you can expect these systems to keep going for many years. This means years ahead of lower maintenance costs and utility bills!
Are You Ready for a Custom-Built Home?
For people who choose a custom-built home, compromise is not in their vocabulary.
A custom-built home gives you the opportunity to get the layout, space, finish, and features you’ve always wanted. From day one, everything will be just how you want it, with no remodels to worry about down the line.
At Rock Ridge Homes, we’re proud to build superior quality homes for the people of Granbury, Godley, and Stephenville, TX. The process begins with you. We want to hear about your family and aspirations, so we can design and craft your dream home.
Call us today at 817.894.5313 or contact us online to get the conversation started.