Some people who could build a custom home end up going and buying a preexisting home because they let myths about the custom home process hold them back from diving into this fun and unique process. Don't let myths about building a custom home hold you back from building your own home.
Custom Home Myth #1: You Need to Be a Design Expert
Many people wrongly assume that they have to be a design expert or they have to be able to explain their exact vision in detail in order to create a custom home. This is not true, especially with modern custom homes.
The home-building company will have an entire team who will create your home for you. They will have designers, draft people, and architects who will help create and design your home. You don't have to have a complete vision.
Just bring in clippings and pictures of homes that you like. Pinterest boards can be a great way to show off home designs and styles you really like. You just need to share your thoughts and ideas, and they will turn your ideas into an actual plan for your home. With modern computer software, they can create a three-dimensional version of your custom home and use your feedback to refine the process.
Custom Home Myth #2: Custom Homes Take Longer to Make
Many people also wrongly assume that custom homes take longer to build than homes where you use an existing floorplan.
The design process may add a little extra time at the beginning, but once the building starts, it will progress in the same manner as any other home build. Most home-building companies will start things rolling before the home design is even finalized, working on getting permits and other similar manners taken care of so when the designs are finished, the work can begin in earnest.
A good home-building company will work with you to make sure all materials are selected before they need to be installed. The building of the foundation and the frame of the home takes enough time you should have all the more stylistic choices, such as the type of flooring or the color of the siding, made before that part of the building process even starts.
You don't need design expertise to build a custom home. You just need to be able to share what you would like and wouldn't like in a home with the design team. They will use their conversations with you and any material you provide them, from pictures to Pinterest boards, to create a design that is just right for your family. Once the design is done, the building process will begin. Speak with a custom home builder to learn more.