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Feb 02, 2022

5 Reasons to Build a Custom Home

Tags: Project Inspiration, Timber Frame


If you are starting to look for a new home, you may be stuck trying to decide if it's worth it to build a custom home or if you should try to find something on the market. Building a home can be an intimidating process, and there are many choices and obstacles you'll face along the way. However, nothing compares to the pride of ownership that comes with building your own home. To help you along with your decision, we've put together a list of reasons why building a custom home may just be totally worth it for you.


Design Flexibility

The most obvious reason to build a custom home lies in the design. Unlike some spec homes, where design options are limited, the opportunities are endless when creating your custom home. Whether you want to build a small, comfortable home for you and your family, or something a little more elaborate, there are plenty of choices to make that will make it your own. From floor plans to material to all the little details in between, a custom home allows you o express yourself in many different forms, creating a design that you can take pride in.



It's All in the Details

When purchasing a home, you'll sometimes find yourself compromising the little things for the big picture. Often this comes down to the little details. Small design details are what make a home feel like your own, but these can be lost in spec homes or might not fit your own personal style. Building a custom home is all about those little personal touches. Whether that be intricate design details like exposed circle sawn beams or tongue and groove accent walls, or full-on timber frame trusses, any design details you decide on will just add to the uniqueness and intricacy of your custom home.



Choice Materials

Building a custom home means you get to decide what's truly important to you. This is an added bonus since when you purchase a house off the market, you'll sometimes find that quality materials were not the main priority for the previous owners. Having your choice of materials is an excellent way to ensure quality and your unique style shines through.


Future Planning

No matter what stage of life you're in, it is crucial to consider your future plans when purchasing or building a home. This can be tricky to do when buying a home since you're working with plans designed with someone else's needs in mind. Designing and building a custom home allows you to create a home that fits your current needs while keeping in mind what you'll need in the future.


Location, Location, Location

One of the best parts about choosing to build a custom home is getting to pick your location. Unlike purchasing a home where you'll often find yourself choosing between a premium location or the perfect home design, you can get the best of both worlds when building a custom home. Whether you're looking for a lot in town or needing something with a little more space, you will want to take the time to find the perfect lot to fit your needs. After all, finding the ideal location is one of the many perks of building instead of buying a home.

Building a custom home can be a time-consuming and stressful time, but in the end, it is totally worth it. Marks Lumber can help guide you on material choices and quantities from planning to execution and all the little steps in between. Give us a call today to speak with one of our qualified salespeople about how we can help you create the home of your dreams.

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