For many, building a custom home can be intimidating. From cost to the lengthy process, it can seem like a lot. Lots of concerns are valid, but lots are myths. To clear out misinformation, we’re here to debunk some common custom home build myths.

Custom Home Building is Too Expensive

For many, building a dream home suited to your tastes means imagining that it will be more expensive than the standard option. But with a custom home build, this is a myth.

The truth is a custom home is simply a house built with your choice of materials and features. Meaning you get to choose where your money is going. If you want to splurge in some areas, you have the choice to pick less expensive materials in other places to balance your budget. And when you work with an experienced builder, they not only work according to your budget, but they will be able to offer you the best quality options within your price range. This way, you’ll still get the best lifespan out of your home choices while not breaking the bank.

You Have to Buy a Lot First

If you already own a lot and are looking for a builder, that’s great. But if you don’t have a lot, you don’t have to worry. It might even be easier to choose your builder first than a lot first. Some experienced builders will help you find the perfect lot, as they know what to look for in a construction site. Other experienced builders will have built communities for custom homes that often have great benefits, locations close to amenities, and more.

The Process Takes Too Long

Some think that because the home building process is so custom, it will take too long. In truth, a custom home doesn’t take any longer to build than any other home. There are certain factors that can’t be controlled, such as the weather. But besides that, once the design is in place, the building process is the same as any other home. The one thing that can hold up building is the selection process. If you ever get stuck, your builder can help you make an informed decision.

I Need to Know About Design to Build my Home

Some homeowners are wary of building their dream home because they’re afraid of having to design everything themselves. Luckily, this is a myth! You don’t have to know anything about design to create the perfect custom home. That’s what your builder is there for.

They should be able to help you with big-picture design as well as the smaller details. They’ll walk you through the entire process and help you create a home that meets your personality as well as the needs of your family. Just remember to start by communicating your preferences. Your team will keep your wishes in mind and help select options that work for you.

Houses Aren’t Built Like They Used to Be

Technically this isn’t a myth. It’s true, houses aren’t built like they used to. But that’s a good thing! Nowadays with advancements in technology and innovative tools and materials, custom homes are built better, safer, and more energy efficient. Your custom home will be built with the highest standards of building safety. Not to mention everything will be brand new, so you don’t have to worry about replacing or repairing anything in your home.

The Floor Plan You Choose is Permanent

The best thing about building a custom home is everything is customizable. If you want an open floor concept, your builder can help provide that for you. You don’t have to live with a floor plan that doesn’t work for your taste and lifestyle. If you have a design in mind, ask your trusted builder, and they’ll help turn your ideas into reality.

Ready for a Quality Custom Home Build?

Creating your dream home can seem like an impossible task, but it can be made a reality with the right team in your corner. If you’re ready to build a custom home, Ridgeline Homes is ready to lend a hand and help make your vision come to life. Let us show you how stress-free building a custom home can be. We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.

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