Custom Homes

Building a new home is an important decision, and one that should not be entered into lightly. A new home is a major investment for most people; unless you have a couple hundred thousand dollars at your disposal, it’s likely your new home is something you’ll be paying on for a while. If you want to build a home that not only meets your needs, but also reflects your own unique style and personality, you’ll want to contact a custom home contractor.

Building a custom Home will allow you to build it exactly the way you want

A custom home contractor will work with you to develop a plan for the home of your dreams – and will see the home to fruition with you. Custom home contractors generally provide an all-inclusive service to you – from purchasing the land you want to build on, to creating your fully customized house plan, to working with homebuilders (many custom home contractors are also homebuilders, while some offer consultation and project management services only), to handling all aspects of interior design and build work, to working directly with municipalities and utility providers.

When you work with a custom home contractor, the first thing they will help you do is determine the type of home you want to build. Depending on the style and size, they will help you procure a plot of land if you haven’t already done so, and will then work with excavators, well drillers and septic companies to prepare your lot for your custom home build. Once the shell of the home is built, your custom home contractor will then work with carpenters, electricians, HVAC companies, interior designers, and kitchen and bath designers so that your home’s interior is exactly as you envision it. Finally, they’ll ensure that your home’s exterior is as you hoped by working with landscaping experts and pavers.

The main benefit of building a custom home is that you are in charge of the entire process. You are able to choose exactly what you want, from the shingles on your roof to the pull knobs for your kitchen drawers. You won’t have to compromise on style – whether you want a modern-art masterpiece of your own creation or a replica of a Victorian Italianate that you saw on a trip to San Francisco, a custom home is made to your order from the ground up.

The downside – you absolutely must budget for every aspect of the build, and you must have a contingency fund because of the likelihood that you’ll go over-budget in some area. (Even the best custom home contractors experience this due to fluctuations in costs of materials, unexpected weather events, and other uncontrollable factors.) Keep in mind that building a home is costly, so being prepared for expenditures beforehand will make building your custom home go much more smoothly.

When you decide that it’s time to build the custom home of your dreams, one of best things you can do is contact the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley. We will be happy to put you in touch with the custom home contractor who’s perfect for you – and the home you have envisioned. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Other options to consider when building a house in the Mohawk Valley

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