Custom Home Builder: 5 Hidden Benefits of Building a Custom Home

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Updated September 27, 2019

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It’s not just a vision for tomorrow: Sustainable 9 Design + Build creates homes for tomorrow today, reflected in its enduring commitment to green, high performance, energy-efficient homes that are stunningly designed and custom-built.

When you’re ready to move out of your current home or are looking for your first home, choosing a trusted design+build custom home builder is the right way to go.

While you can always go out and look for a home that is already built or go with a semi-custom built home, nothing compares to the completeness you’ll feel when stepping inside your new, fully custom home.

For those who are still deciding between choosing an already built home vs. going with a custom home builder, here are five benefits to building a custom home that you may not have considered.

You Can Find the Perfect Lot For You and Your Family

Working with a design+build team will allow you to go and search for the perfect spot for you and your family to set up shop.

If you’re looking for an area with neighbors for your kids to make new friends, a design+build team will help you find a spot just like that.

Looking for something a little more secluded, such as an area further out in the country? A design+build firm will work with you to track down the perfect spot.

While you may think you’ve found the home for you that has already been built, you may run the risk of it not being in the most desired location for you and your family’s needs.

That brings us to the second benefit.

You’ll Be Able to Make Your Home Fit Your Needs Perfectly

Obviously, the main draw of a custom-built home is the fact that you do get to, well, customize everything. But, many people fail to realize just how big of a difference this can make for both you and the rest of your family.

For example, if you have kids, you can customize your home to fit their interests, as well as your own. With a custom home, you can make sure that your home has everything it needs to accommodate everyone in the house.

The right custom home builder will also be willing to experiment and think outside the box to help make your dream home a reality.

The Quality of Your Home Will Be Better

The perception that custom-built homes tend to have a better quality to them when compared to other types of homes holds true. Of course, you still have to make sure that you choose a reputable design+build team to make sure that your home turns out just right.

When you buy an already built home, most of the time you’ll have to go through a renovation process which can take a lot of time and isn’t exactly a fun process to go through.

When you go with a semi-custom-built home, some parts of your home will have elements of prefabrication, which can really bring down the overall quality of the home.

Overall, because you have so much choice in terms of what materials, products, and other features you use in your custom home, you can make sure the home is up to your standards in terms of quality.

It’s Easier to Add Your Favorite Sustainable Features

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Here at Sustainable 9, we love to work with our clients to not only provide them with a fully custom home that accommodates all their needs but also possesses the latest sustainable features.

These features won’t just lower your home’s carbon footprint, but they will also save you money in the long run by helping to keep down your energy and utility bills.

Features like the H Window and Tesla Powerwall.

Some people tend to think that when it comes to creating a sustainable custom home, you have to sacrifice style and sometimes functionality to make it work.

But that simply isn’t true.

We encourage you to take a look at some of our past projects to see how we’ve worked with clients to create homes that aren’t just sustainable and functional, but that also look amazing and are truly one of a kind.

And, if you’re interested in creating a custom home with us, please reach out to us by either filling out this brief contact form or by calling 612-540-0866 — we look forward to hearing from you!

It’s Just a Better Overall Experience

For the best experience when it comes to finding your new forever home, going custom is the best move you can make.

Custom home builders have reputations for being willing to listen to their clients intently to make sure that they not only feel like they are being heard but make sure that what they want, they get.

At S9, we follow a thorough, collaborative 6-step process that you’ll be heavily involved in every step of the way:

Consultation – During our consultation phase, we’ll sit down with you and discuss what your dream home looks like and how we can help create it.

Architectural/Design Agreement -We won’t get started on building until you are completely satisfied with the outline. We want to make sure that you are as excited about your home as we are.

Product/Material Selection – With sustainability in mind, we’ll research fiscally appropriate vendors, as well as recommend products that will increase the energy efficiency of your home long term.

Pricing and Budget – With extensive knowledge of our industry, we’ll discuss how to construct your modern, sustainable home while making it affordable for you.

Pre-Construction – We’ll make sure that all our i’s have been dotted and t’s crossed before getting into the final stage of the process.

Construction – Watch your home come to life as our construction partners craft the perfect home that has been carefully designed for you.

Thanks for reading and make sure to check back on our blog often for more sustainable and custom home content!

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Amy Winters
Amy Winters
2 years ago

It’s great that this article elaborates on how a custom home is built specifically for the needs of the client. My husband and I have been thinking about moving into a home built to the needs of our family. It’s good to know that a custom-built home would be something that we should look into.

Jim Homeia
Jim Homeia
2 years ago

Thanks, for the helpful guide. Getting the right idea for home DIY is not easy at all. I love your images in this post.The kitchen is really nice, and unique.

Angela Waterford
Angela Waterford
2 years ago

My brother told me that he wants to buy a plot of land, but he’s not sure what he should do with it. I think he should build a home on it so that its value would rise. Thanks for giving me the idea that he should have a custom home built because they have better quality, so I’ll help him find a builder if he agrees to do that.

Jay Jorgenson
Jay Jorgenson
2 years ago

I like how you mentioned that a custom home builder can build a house with you and your family’s interests. Thank you for the information. I would hire a professional to customize the home of you and your family’s dreams.

Derek McDoogle
Derek McDoogle
2 years ago

I like how you mentioned that a design+build firm will work with you to track down the perfect spot. My uncle told me that he would like to build a house for his daughter as a wedding gift. It would be nice to hire a custom home designer so that he can get the right house for her.

Tammie Houston
Tammie Houston
2 years ago

My husband is complaining that he’s getting tired of paying monthly rental fees, and we still don’t have our own house so we are thinking of getting a financing loan to build our own house. It is said here that getting a reputable home builder can build a better quality home and what is exactly we wish them to do. Moreover, it is highly recommended to hire a professional custom home builder to build our ultimate dream house for our family.

Brad Erwin
Brad Erwin
2 years ago

It’s good to know that building a custom home creates a house that is up to your standards in quality because you have the choice on things like materials and features. My brother is planning on transitioning into a new home so that he can continue to grow his family. I will be sure to recommend he look into getting a home custom built so that he can have it designed for the needs of his family while meeting extraordinary quality standards.

Darrien Hansen
Darrien Hansen
2 years ago

It makes sense that you won’t have to deal with any renovations if you have your home custom-built. My wife would like to have a home built with a crawlspace to store our holiday decorations since her knees are too weak to access an attic. It may be best for us to get a custom home so that we don’t have to worry about making any additions in the future.

Jenna Hunter
Jenna Hunter
2 years ago

My brother’s wife just got pregnant and they really want to raise their kids in a home and not an apartment so they are thinking about building a home. They really want to get a custom home so that they can stay in the home for a long time and it will be perfectly suited to their needs. I’ll be sure to tell him that they will be able to choose the materials, products, and features so that they won’t have to do any renovations later on.

Kate Hansen
Kate Hansen
2 years ago

I loved how you mentioned that you are able to customize everything that you want to. My husband and I have always dreamed of living in a cottage, and we are wanting to find a home builder to build a custom one for us. I really appreciate you helping me understand more of the extra benefits of having a custom home built for you!

Alec Burns
Alec Burns
2 years ago

It’s good that you point out that you can have a house that matches your exact needs by having a custom home built. I want to buy a new house, and I’m considering building a custom home for this reason. I’m going to look for a good builder of custom homes in my area.

Priyanka Patel
Priyanka Patel
2 years ago

Hey Ryan, my father owns a piece of land and we aren’t making full use of it. We are also in plans to purchase a new home for us however I will ask my dad to give a thought on utilizing that land for building a custom build home for our family. I am glad I came across this article, keep up the good work!!

Zachary Tomlinson
Zachary Tomlinson
2 years ago

The ability to have control over the appearance and the features of your dream home is very interesting. My brother wants to own a house this year after saving up a lot of money for it. I should recommend that he consider having a custom home built instead. This way, he can have a gaming home built that’s perfect for him.

jamssmeet
jamssmeet
2 years ago

Thank you for sharing such useful information!

Fred Gibbons
Fred Gibbons
2 years ago

It’s awesome that you mention that working with a custom home builder allows you to have a house that is perfect for you. I want my next house to be my dream home, so I’m considering hiring a custom builder to make it for me soon. I’m going to start looking for a good custom home builder in my area that I can use.

Jonathan Hansen
Jonathan Hansen
1 year ago

Thanks for pointing out that buying a custom home gives you a house that suits your needs exactly. I want my next house to be perfect for my family, so I’m thinking about hiring a custom home builder. I’m going to look for a good custom home builder in my area to use.

Levi A
Levi A
1 year ago

You made a good point that it’s wise to have your home custom built since it would improve the quality of your house because you would be able to have a choice on what kind of material and products to use. Moreover, you could also decide what kind of features you would want your new house to have. My parents would benefit from this information since they want to live in their dream house when they retire. I’ll show this article to them this weekend when I visit. Thanks.

Thomson Smith
Thomson Smith
1 year ago

It’s awesome that you mention that hiring a custom builder can give you a house that exactly fits your needs. I want my next house to be perfect, so I’m considering hiring a custom home builder. I’m going to see if there’s a good custom home builder in the area that I can hire.

Jonathan Hansen
Jonathan Hansen
1 year ago

It’s awesome that you elaborate on how buying a custom home lets you select all of the features that you want your house to have. I’d like to own the perfect house for my lifestyle, so I’m considering hiring a custom home builder to make it for me this year. I’m going to look for a good custom home builder in my area that I can hire.

Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson
1 year ago

I’m glad you talked about how custom homes come with customization benefits. Recently, my wife and I decided we want to own a house. We wanted to research housing options before choosing one, and we think a custom home sounds amazing! Thanks for the advice on how we could make a house fit all of our unique needs.

Eve Mitchell
Eve Mitchell
1 year ago

I didn’t know that custom-built homes have a higher quality than other ones! My daughter and her husband want to build a custom home. I think that would be a great step for them.

Conrad O'Connor
Conrad O'Connor
1 year ago

Thanks for mentioning that working with a custom home builder allows you to select all of the features that you want your house to have. I would like to own my dream home soon, so I’m considering hiring a custom builder to make it for me this year. I’m going to look for a good custom home builder in my area to hire.

Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson
11 months ago

It’s great that you talked about custom homes and why we should choose one! Recently, my wife and I started talking about owning a house. We’re interested in custom homes, so we’ll be sure to research more about their designs before committing to one. Thanks for the information on how we could get a house that’s specially made for our needs.

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