When it comes time to find a new home for you and your family, be sure to consider building. Constructing your own home can be very rewarding, offering all kinds of benefits that you may not have initially anticipated.
One of the biggest reasons that people have for not building their own home is cost. There is a perception that building a house is exorbitantly expensive and unattainable, but depending on your circumstances and needs, this may not be true at all.
If you find yourself looking at homes and thinking that you need to make changes or renovate, building your home from the ground up may actually be the best option for you. If cost is a concern, be sure to discuss your budget with your developer and shave money off of unnecessary luxuries like over-the-top light fixtures, bathroom countertops, and more.
The other reason that people choose not to build a new home is time. While it’s true that building a home will often take 2-3 times longer than purchasing a home, building a home may actually save you money in the long run. If the home that you are buying is a stopgap and you think that you may move again within the next 10 years, building a home may be the better option. If building your perfect home in a great community, like Kettle Valley, means that you will stay longer, you will save yourself time and money in the long run.
Of course, we have all heard the nightmare stories of the stress caused by “professional” builders who make poor decisions and deliver an inferior home, but don’t let that scare you off. Most homeowners have an enjoyable experience and relationship with their custom home builder. When you choose to work with an established community like Kettle Valley, you also get the assurance that all of our builders can be trusted and have been vetted for our homeowners. Home building stress can largely be avoided with a bit of research and finding the right builder for your needs and personality type, maximizing communication for a smooth experience.
When it comes down to it, the biggest reason to build your own home is the satisfaction. Your home can be built to your needs, whether you require more closet space for your shoes, an in-law suite, a media room, or two ovens in the kitchen. Your heart’s desire can be brought to reality, and in a community like Kettle Valley, your new house can truly be your perfect home.