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3 Myths About Building A Custom Home, Demolished

January 28, 2019

Nearly every industry faces misconceptions and rumors about the nature of its work. The construction and home building industry is no exception. When it comes to building custom luxury homes, however, especially potent myths abound.

From the average price of a custom luxury home to the amount of time building one takes, the general public has lots of its facts mixed up. Once and for all, we’d like to set the record straight.

If you’re thinking about building a custom home, make sure you know fact from fiction. Here are three misconceptions about building custom luxury homes that simply aren’t true:

1. There Are Lots of Hidden Costs

Unfortunately, many customers are wary of starting a custom home design project because they fear a contractor will try to upsell them. Or, they think that the custom-built route is a trap for spending more than necessary on materials and styles they might not have had to pay for in an older home. However, a good building company will be extremely transparent about costs, and will work to keep projects well within customer budgets whenever possible. If you choose the right company to work with, you’ll never have to worry about hidden costs when building a home from scratch.

2. Custom Luxury Homes Take Too Long to Build

Because custom-built homes are built from scratch and offer customers greater control, people mistakenly believe they take much, much longer to build. However, once a design plan is completed, building a custom home takes no longer than any other house. In fact, thanks to modern design and building technology innovations, the building process is becoming shorter and shorter. As long as a big storm or other disaster doesn’t interrupt, your project will be completed right on schedule.

3. If You’re Not A Design Expert, Choosing Custom-Built Is A Waste

This myth is almost laughable. Though a design background can certainly help you pinpoint exactly what features you’d like to include in your luxury home, you don’t have to be an expert to know what you like! Builders supply background information and industry knowledge throughout the design process, so that customers can choose exactly what they want their new home to feature. Whether you’re hoping for a home with a pool, a balcony, or state-of-the-art kitchen, your preferences combined with a contractor’s knowledge will be more than enough to craft the home of your dreams.

Hundreds of new homes are being built every day. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1,319,000 new homes were completed as of February 2018. Don’t believe the hype and misconceptions, and join the crowd to design a home that’s uniquely yours. For more information about designing custom luxury homes, contact us at Artisan Homes today!

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