If you’re considering whether or not to build a house, here are the pros and cons you should know before deciding.

Pros of Building a House

When you build a house, you can create your living space to suit your lifestyle and tastes. Everything from the floor plan and flooring, to the lighting, paint colors, and cabinet handles! If you dreamed of your house looking a certain way, building a house allows you to create it without the costs and stress of knocking down walls or tearing up flooring.

Energy Efficiency

A new house is almost guaranteed to be more energy efficient. This means it’s going to be less expensive to heat and cool than an older place of comparable size. You’ll also be getting brand new appliances that are likely energy-efficient, as well as other technological upgrades that will not only be good for the environment but good for keeping energy bills lower.

Fewer Maintenance Costs

With new homes comes fewer maintenance costs. Newer homes are built to meet the most current building codes and have up-to-date technology. This means you can trust your HVAC system or roof won’t fall apart on you for years to come.

Low to No Competition

In 2021, the real estate market was hot. Homes were flying off the market, and competition to snag one of those homes was tough. The housing market might be slowing a little, but not by much. When you build a house, you skip the stress of house hunting, bidding wars, and contract negotiations.

Cons of Building a House
Longer Timeline

It can take several months before a new construction home is complete. While building with a trustworthy builder can streamline the construction process, harsh weather conditions and shipping delays can extend the process.

Hidden Costs

Sometimes when you build a house, the base price doesn’t include exactly everything you want. You might want specific fixtures or flooring, or an upgrade on your appliances. Those can quickly drive up the price of your new home and may or may not be rolled into your contract price. Not to mention your new home will likely need some landscaping help, and you’ll have to put in the time and money to make it look good.


When you build a house, you’ll have to make a lot of decisions. Decisions on your home design, flooring, fixtures, cabinets, countertops, interior trim, and on and on it goes. Managing all the details that go along with building a home takes time and effort, and decision fatigue can set in and make you stressed. Don’t underestimate the stamina you’ll need to make sure it’s done the right way.

Build with Confidence

If you’ve weighed your options and have decided building a home is for you, then build your home with confidence with Ridgeline Homes! Our experts at Ridgeline Homes are not only easy to work with but deliver superior quality no matter the price point you choose. We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.

Let’s Get Building!