Building a new home requires a lot of thought and decision making. You want everything to be just right, from measurements to the number of bedrooms, windows, and of course, the home site. But building a custom home can often be more trouble than it’s worth. In place of a custom built home, many people choose to have a team of production homebuilders create a home from blueprints, then decide to personalize the home later on.
Customization and personalization are very different, but many people struggle to recognize this. Production homebuilding is a great option for those who are struggling with home designs and can help provide some relief. Here’s how:
Pros of Production Homebuilders
The price points are flexible. When you choose your home’s blueprint, you will be given a number of options at different prices. This way you’re able to pick and choose your options based on a fixed price point instead of estimating. It’ll do wonders for your budget.
The price includes both the home and the land it’s built on. While many custom home builders don’t account for the price of the land itself, production builders do. This means that the price won’t fluctuate based on location, since the site is already predetermined.
While many people are nervous that a production home won’t feel like their own, that’s not the case. There are a number of personal touches that you can add to your home to make it one-of-a-kind. These homes are not mass-produced, they are built according to the homeowner’s specifications.
The production home building process is far less stressful than a custom building process. Once the initial decisions have been made, the building process is very streamlined, freeing up your time to make more fun decisions, like decorating.
Since the layouts are already planned the production homebuilders will be ready to build. It’s likely that they’ve done similar projects before, so your home will be finished far sooner than it would be if you hired a contractor to design and build a custom home.
Cons of Custom Built Homes
Custom homes depreciate in value much faster than production homes do. Different buyers value different features, and while you may really like the layout that you arrange for a custom home, the next buyer may not. It’s best to stick to a pre-set plan that is proven to be worth buying.
The cost of building a custom home is astronomical. Between having your land evaluated, hiring an architect, paying for labor, and also paying for building materials and resources can really add up.
Custom homebuilding can often take months, or even closer to a year, since the specifications have not been made before. A totally original home requires far more time to build and plan for, meaning that you won’t be able to move in for a really long time.
Production homebuilding is the simplest option for those looking to build a home from the ground up. Specialists have found that these specific layouts are the best for homebuilding, so you won’t have any issues down the road regarding narrow hallways or doorframes, or anything of the like.
If you’re one of the 1,000 people who move to Florida every day, or if you’re simply looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start in a new home, browse the available home designs by Inland Homes.