As trusted Flower Mound custom and semi-custom home builders for more than 30 years, the professionals at Bud Bartley Homes realize that many people don’t know the differences between a custom and semi-custom built home. In a nutshell, a true custom built home is unique in every way, tailored to your family’s personal specifications. A semi-custom home gives you far more flexibility than a traditional built home, but the builder maintains control over many aspects of the process, such as home styles and layouts for you to choose from.
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Advantages of custom homes:
You, as the homeowner, can set your own budget. This allows you to determine every feature in your home – what products you want to use in accordance with your budget.
You are the one in control of every aspect of the homebuilding process, from the floor plan down to the smallest details such as light fixtures.
The quality and functionality of your new home is determined by you; because your home is unique, you appreciate the decisions you made along the way in the process of building your home.
Disadvantages of custom homes:
Depending on the features and products you choose in building your home, it may cost substantially more.
Custom homes take longer to build than traditional or semi-custom homes.
Advantages of semi-custom homes:
Builders often have pre-set budgets, so you can stay within your means financially and still choose products and features that you want for your home.
Many materials and products can be purchased by the builder at bulk rate prices, meaning you save money per square foot vs. a custom built home.
You have the ability to build a home that still reflects your own personal style preferences, without the expense and hassle of having to have blueprints drawn up by an architect.
Disadvantages of semi-custom homes:
You could spend more money than you budgeted in the end if you make several modifications.
Some products and features that you desire may be ruled out because of the budget set by the builder.
Sacrifices may have to be made in regards to home styles, features and products.
Ultimately, the decision about whether to build a custom or semi-custom home is up to you, and is determined by several factors including budget, how quickly you want your home to be completed, and how important uniqueness in a home is to you.
At Bud Bartley Homes, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the home building process. Call us today (972-318-3802), and let us help you build your dream home!