If you are considering buying a new home, you’re about to embark on one of life’s most exciting adventures! There’s no better feeling than coming home to an all-new, never-lived-in space where you know you’ll be comfortable and happy for years. There are several choices for buying a new home, depending on your unique needs and wants. Builders can specialize in custom, semi-custom, or production homes, and they each have something different to offer.
If you want the opportunity to design your dream home from top to bottom, if you are considering purchasing land for the purpose of building, or if you already own land in North or South Carolina, an on-your-land, custom home builder is the only option that will give you a home built perfectly for the location, with your unique lifestyle in mind.
In this article we’ll explore what a custom home builder does, and what you can expect throughout the custom home building process.
Clear and Prepare Your Land
Your land may have to be cleared and graded before a structure can be built on it. You’ll also need to consider how your water, plumbing, and electrical systems will work. A custom home builder will evaluate your land and recommend what needs to be done and the best layout for your new home based on land conditions and any development needs.
Choose or Design a Floor Plan
With a custom home, you have complete control over how many bedrooms and bathrooms you have, how many cars can fit in your garage, and how large your outdoor spaces are. Your design consultant will work closely with you to determine exactly how you will live in your home and can recommend several floor plans. Or, you can choose an existing floor plan and customize it as necessary, or design one from scratch.
100% Control Over Design and Selections
When you build a custom home, you have complete control over how it looks. That includes everything from the smallest interior details to major exterior elements. Here are just a few of the items you can choose:
- Exterior Brick & Vinyl
- Front Porch Column Style
- Vinyl or LVP Flooring
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Bathroom Cabinets
- Bathroom & Kitchen Fixtures
- Custom Tile Showers
- Bathroom Vanities
- Interior Paint Colors
- Stair Railings
- Door Fixtures
- Ceiling Fans
With so many options, you may spend a little more time on the design and selections process, but the outcome is a one-of-a-kind home that’s reflective of you and truly worth it. For more information on designing a custom home, check out our upcoming events and look for the “Designing Your Custom Value Build Home” webinar.
Building with Value Build Homes
When you choose to build a custom home in North or South Carolina, Value Build Homes is here to make the process simple and efficient, with outstanding results that you’ll love. We have developed a 6-step process that keeps our homebuyers informed every step of the way, and ensures that every new home construction matches our exacting standards.
1) Understand Your Buying Power
First thing’s first – understand your buying power! By working directly with our preferred lenders, you’ll have a firm understanding of how much you can invest in a new home, including your monthly payment. Knowing your budget is the best way to ensure a smooth, enjoyable building experience.
2) Identify and Evaluate Your Land
We will evaluate your property at no charge so that we can offer advice and guidance about building the home of your dreams. If you don’t have land yet, our Land Specialist can connect you to a REALTOR® partner to find the perfect lot to build on.
3) Design Your Home
We will ask in-depth questions to understand, not only how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, but how you plan on using your home so that we can make the best recommendations for floor plans.
4) Confirm the Details
In a new, custom home there are hundreds of details to get right. We make sure we do just that by checking, then re-checking, the home plan before we start any work, and then triple checking with you if we have any questions.
5) Build Your Home
Planning a new, custom home can take a while, so when construction begins, you know we’re in the home stretch! Our skilled home building specialists, under the guidance of our Construction Manager, will create your home, within budget, and on schedule. When we promise you a finish date, clear your calendar because that is the day you will be able to move in!
6) Move In!
With a custom home, you can skip the part about “making it yours” once you move in, because you’ve already made it uniquely yours throughout the design process! The only thing you’ll need to do is unpack, sit back, and enjoy where this exciting journey has led you – your dream home!