The custom home building market–arguably the most important part of the new home market for most independent dealers–grew by about 2% in 2017 from the year before to total 172,000 homes, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports.
NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey found there were roughly 40,000 total custom starts in 2017’s fourth quarter.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Custom Homes?
Building your own custom home is all about the power of making choices. You have the freedom to select everything you want in your home, including appliances, wall and floor coverings, trim, custom cabinetry and amenities. If you aren’t a fan of granite and want hand-painted Art Deco tiling in your kitchen instead, you can have it. Do you love natural light? Have skylights installed in every room! From floor to ceiling, interior and exterior, you are in charge of every detail that goes into creating your new home.
Your custom home is designed entirely around you, including your floor plan. Rather than working around a pre-existing home’s floor plan, or having limited options with a semi-custom home, your floor plan is being designed to maximize and take advantage of every inch of usable space.
Your home will have the flexibility and function to eliminate unused space and adapt to your needs and lifestyle. Whether you prefer an open floor plan or enjoy separate, defined rooms, it’s your call. You could plant a spiral staircase right in the middle of a room, or create a custom wall of bookcases for a private library – neither of which is possible with a pre-built home or semi-custom home.