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Why We Love Building Custom Homes (And You Should Too!)


There’s no doubt about it: building a custom home is a huge undertaking. But for those of us who love the process, there’s nothing more exciting than starting from scratch and creating a space that truly reflects our unique personalities and lifestyles. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to build a custom home, here are 10 reasons why you should definitely consider it!


A Future-Proof Home

Future-proofing can refer to a variety of things, but we’re specifically discussing family planning here. One of the most common reasons people need to relocate, sell their home, and purchase a new one is to make room for their growing family. A custom home allows you to design a living space that meets your needs today while also anticipating any surprises that may arise in the future.


Lower Monthly Energy Bills

Buying an existing home may work for some, but retrofitting older homes with modern, updated energy efficient fixtures can quickly become expensive. To be sure, a new home buyer should always expect energy-efficient fixtures in their new home, but with a custom build, there’s an even greater opportunity to dial in energy efficiency and significantly lower your monthly energy bills.


Flex Space For Family Life

Most younger families expect open, well-lit flex spaces that seamlessly transition between cooking, dining, and relaxation. The layout of a custom home allows you to create a more inclusive family environment while still maintaining privacy where it is needed.


A Floor Plan That Fits Your Lifestyle

The ability to comfortably entertain guests can have a significant impact on a homeowner’s quality of life, and building a custom home is the ideal opportunity to highlight your hosting skills. Create a custom patio to complement a barbeque pit or an in-ground pool. Convert a standard living room into a great room, or construct a kitchen large enough to cook for the entire extended family.


Self-Expression In The Details

When was the last time you had a say in the design of your home? The ability to choose your own door knobs, light fixtures, and kitchen appliances? Custom homes are a true reflection of the owners’ personalities. It’s your chance to create a cohesive living experience that is completely unique to you.


The Latest Technology, Built Right In

Along with open floor plans, one of the most rapidly changing aspects of modern home design is integrated home technology. If you’re building a custom home, multi-room audio systems, smart appliances, and home automation are all options right away.


Built Where You Want It

Before you consider great room designs or roofing materials, you have the option of deciding where you want to build — and there’s a lot of power in that. If you’re thinking about starting a family, you can build in good school districts or close to family and friends. Not only that, but by collaborating with the right home builder, you can build directly into your lot’s natural terrain.


Lower Maintenance Costs

Purchasing an existing home can feel like a gamble, especially when it comes to unforeseen maintenance issues that arise months or years after all of the paperwork is signed and completed.

And, while it should go without saying, it is worth repeating: everything in a custom home is brand new. As a result, many building materials, appliances, and home furnishings come with warranties directly from the manufacturer. So you won’t have to worry about regular maintenance, and if something breaks, you’ll most likely be able to replace it for little to no cost.


Opportunity To Choose Your Builder

Custom home construction is all about choices, and that includes who you choose to work with. When you entrust your future to a homebuilder, you have the opportunity to select the best. A company that only works with the best materials and craftspeople means you’re more likely to end up with a home that exceeds your expectations and retains its value for years to come, in case you ever need to sell.


Pride Of Ownership

Owning a truly custom home has an intangible quality to it. It’s a work of art, a work of craftsmanship, and a reflection of your personality and priorities. Isn’t it time you build your dream home? It may be the best investment you ever make. We are here to help with all aspects of building a custom home. You deserve this! Call us today and get started on living in your future-proof, lower maintenance, state-of-the art home tomorrow.

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As the best general contractor in the San Francisco East Bay, we have over 20 years of experience transforming homes and living spaces. We specialize in full-service home remodeling, kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, home offices, garage conversions and ADU’s. Say “Hello!” to the home you’ve always wanted. Partnering with our contracting team will deliver amazing results with less stress. Discussing realistic timelines, setting expectations, working within your budget and having open communication keeps anxiety low and everyone – especially you – happy! Check out our portfolio for examples of recent custom work. Are you ready to get started? Your vision. We build it. Contact us today to get started!