Investing money in a home is one of the most important things you will ever do. The question is, should you buy a home that is already built and has been lived in, or build a custom home from scratch? Of course you know our opinion, as trusted custom home builders. However, we have a few compelling reasons why you should re-think your decision if you’re leaning toward a pre-owned home.
Imagine living in a home where you are the first person who gets to enjoy gleaming wood floors, fresh paint, or brand new appliances that have never been used. It’s an intoxicating feeling, to be sure, but here are the real reasons you may want to consider a custom built home:
A custom home is built to YOUR preferences and your family’s needs. How big the rooms are, their placement, size of closets, materials used in floors and counter tops – it’s all up to you.
Improved energy efficiency. Newly built homes use modern technology and construction methods. making your home more energy efficient. We build green custom homes, using high-tech insulation methods, Energy Star approved appliances, radiant barrier roof decking, and more.
Increased safety for your family. With an older home, you never know about the safety of wiring or whether there may be “invisible” damage such as water damage. New homes often provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that are hard-wired, and building materials that are highly resistant to fire. They must also be built to current codes requiring safety features not often found in older homes.
Easy maintenance. Because of the materials used in building new custom homes, the upkeep of your home becomes easier. Vinyl windows, counter top materials that are easy to care for, and cement planked siding that is virtually maintenance-free make living in your home easy. Who doesn’t love less maintenance?
There are many reasons to choose a new custom built home over an older home, not to mention a new home is under warranty by the builder and product manufacturers. If you are a technology nut (and who isn’t these days?), you will also enjoy that latest advances such as smart pads to control heating/lighting and more.
At Bud Bartley Custom Homes, we make it possible for potential homeowners to enjoy a home that is personalized in every aspect from room size and spacious closets to window placement, flooring/counter top materials, color scheme, even drawer pulls and doorknobs. Why live in a home that was someone else’s dream? Check out our Highland Village custom homes today, and let us help you live your dream.