Today, the term “custom built home” is used rather loosely by many builders who build not only true custom homes, but tract or production and semi-custom homes as well. If you live in the Flower Mound or Dallas area and have been flipping through home magazines, you may have seen homes described as “custom” that aren’t really custom homes at all. At Bud Bartley Custom Homes, we want those who are considering a home to be fully aware of the differences.
Tract or production homes are standardized homes; in other words, these homes have a standard floor plan that the homeowner may choose to make slight changes to, but nothing major. Tract homes are usually built by builders who are interested in high volume production. Depending on budget, many people choose to purchase a tract home that is either in some stage of the construction process, or already complete. Custom homes can take months to build, a fact that influences some buyers’ decisions.
Semi-custom homes are just as the name implies – capable of being customized to a certain extent. In this case, builders usually have a basic floor plan that can be changed so that some of the homebuyer’s design preferences are incorporated into the floor plan. How much a semi-custom home may be modified depends on the builder – and the more changes or alterations made, the higher the cost. When buyers have a very specific vision for the home of their dreams, it may be better to go with a true custom home.
Custom built homes are designed and constructed strictly according to the homebuyer’s specifications. Whether the buyer wants an open floor plan, bigger bedrooms, a huge bathroom, a layout that is totally unique from any other, or architectural features that stand apart from other homes, the builder will work with the architect to create a home that is totally unique and not exactly like any other. From room dimensions and layout to materials used in flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and more, the homebuyer has complete control.
We’ve been Flower Mound home builders for years, and we really know our business. We know what the true definition of a custom built home is, and how important it is for buyers who desire a quality, exceptional home that truly is one-of-a-kind. Contact us today, and let our master craftsmen turn your vision of your dream home into reality!