A truly custom home is one that we design with you, from scratch. We at Grant’s Custom Homes have literally started homes from a sketch on a napkin. Or maybe you have something found that’s close but needs your touches. Or maybe we have a past project that is close, but needs your fine tuning. Any which way, it’s truly custom to you. You make every single decision from the layout to the type of screws used. Any and all materials can be used and the floor plan can be configured in just about any way you want.
While going completely custom means you get exactly what you want, there are a few distinct downsides: Cost and build time. A one-of-a-kind custom design is a bit more expensive to build because everything is unique and has never been done before. That’s where our truly custom process comes into play. There are a number of unknowns and factors that may have to be worked out along the way, but with our team of professionals that specialize in building “Truly Custom”, it’s an enjoyable experience that’s delivered on time, and on budget. One downfall is, It’s not uncommon for custom home builds to take between 10-12+ months to complete, but we tell you that up front so your expectations are in alignment with ours, and we explain the why.
Some people also find the custom home build process overwhelming. Making every single decision with no basis to work off of can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never built a home before. Building a truly custom home also requires a high level of trust and good relationship with your builder. You need to be confident they can take your unique ideas and bring them to life exactly like you expected. Don’t be fooled by builders that claim to be a custom home builder, ask the hard questions up front, look at their spec sheet! Does it state in there the granular detail needed to build a “Truly Custom” home? How about those screw types mentioned above? Is your Sheetrock screwed, nailed, glued? Check the spec spec sheet and have a clear understanding of what your paying for. Don’t know which is best? No worries, we explain each detail. Our job is to educate you on all pros & cons, talk cost upfront So there are no surprises, and ultimately arm you with the information to make the best decision for your home. All homes are NOT built alike. Ready to learn more? Click here. Need the right building spot? No worries, we help with that too. Contact us at 816-739-1444
CUSTOMIZABLE IN HOUSE HOME PLAN
Customizable home plans are the middle ground between 100% custom homes and tract homes. They are very popular with today’s homeowners that want to create a unique home without spending quite as much for a “Truly Custom” home.
We offer a variety of customizable home plans within new communities, or can be built on your ground. Homebuyers can select the home plan they like best then modify it in a variety of ways. How much the layout can be modified varies, but usually the homeowners can make most of the design choices like flooring options, countertops and cabinets. You’ll even have options for structural components such as the shingles, exterior finish and insulation.
Typically, customizable home plans are much quicker to build than a completely custom home because the builder is familiar with the plan. Also, the plan has already been tried and tested so there are fewer surprises during the build process. Selecting finishes is quicker as well since there’s a narrower range of options and they’re easier for the builder to source.
We have model homes you can tour, you can get a much better idea of what the end product will look like, which is a luxury you don’t have with truly custom builds. Just keep in mind that the more you modify the home plan the less it will look like the model, and that’s a good thing when you want a home that’s made specifically for you, by you.
Interested in a Customizable Home Plan? We have several to choose from. SEE A FEW BY CLICKING HERE, or contact us anytime to see over 100 plans on file.
TRACT HOMES - *(Info below, but we don’t build tract homes, sorry)
While tract homes are newly built, they offer little in the way of customization. These are what people often call “cookie cutter homes”, because each one looks very similar to the next. In some cases, such as townhome developments, each tract home looks exactly alike.
Affordability is the main draw. Because every home is built nearly exactly the same using the same materials, it lowers the overall cost for the builder. As you may imagine, tract homes are also quicker to build for these reasons.
The sacrifice is you’ll have to make due with the layout and features that the builder has chosen. You may be able to make basic design choices, for example paint color, however even those options may be very limited in what you can select.
A community may have several tract home designs, which offers a little variety. Two other downsides are quality and resale. Tract homes may not have the highest quality features and materials. Paired with the lack of individuality and high competition from others in the neighborhood, resale value is often lower compared to other types of new homes.
Want to learn more about the “Truly Custom” home building process? Click here, or call us anytime at 816-739-1444.