5 Myths About Building a Custom Home

Published on
July 1, 2021

For many of us, the thought of building a custom home is an absolute dream. But many factors may stop us from taking that first step. One being that custom homes are only for wealthy people - right? Wrong! In this article, we debunk 5 of the most common myths surrounding building a custom home, and how your dream home may be much more within your reach than you realize.

Myth #1: You need to be a design expert

While you may think that you need to have extensive design experience in order to build a custom home, this is simply not true. Whether you are a design expert or you have no experience with designing homes, your home builders will help you turn your vision into a reality - even if you’re not quite sure what it is yet.

Dan Clayton Homes tell us more about why you don’t need to be a design expert to build a custom home:
“Building a custom home doesn’t mean you have to do all of the designing and floor-planning yourself. When it comes to building a custom home, you can have as much or as little design input as you want: the choice is yours. It helps to have a solid idea of the kind of home and features you want, but a quality custom home builder will work with you to turn your wants, needs, and dreams into reality with professional designers to get it right.”

Myth #2: Custom homes are only for wealthy people

A common misconception about custom homes is that they are only for wealthy people and that a modest budget will just not cut it. However, this is simply not true. One of the best parts about building a custom home, is you get to choose exactly what materials are used, what features will be included, and how large or small it will be. Your home builder will always consider your budget when coming up with the right floor plan.

Myth #3: My custom home price includes the lot

Usually, you will need to purchase your lot separately before beginning the process of pricing out your custom home. This extra step can deter some from wanting to design their own custom home. However, a real estate agent can easily assist you in making sure that your piece of land contains the necessary permits for the size of the lot you wish to build.

NewHomeSource.com tells us more about purchasing your plot of land before starting on the costs of your dream home:
“In most cases, your custom home price will not include the price of the lot. “[Those who are building] a custom home have a very special lot or parcel in mind where they want to build a special home,” says Jerry Grodesky, a broker with Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate in Loda, Ill.”

Myth #4: Custom homes take too long to build

Building a custom home will indeed take longer than a ready-to-move-in home. Having said this, custom homes do not have to take long to build. In fact, the timeline of building a custom home is similar to that of a production home.

Myth #5: Getting a home custom built is too complicated

Last but not least, the process of getting a custom home built doesn’t have to be complicated! A good home builder will take as much stress out of the situation as possible, so you can just focus on the excitement of designing your dream home.

Lida Homes explains why getting a home custom built doesn’t have to be complicated:
“While having your dream home custom built involves many decisions, the entire process can be simplified by hiring a builder who has a good reputation and who knows your local region. Look for a custom home builder who communicates well and takes the time to understand your preferences. They can help you narrow down each choice to make based on your budget and overall design goals.”

Are you ready to start on your own custom project? Contact us today so we can get started on your dream home!