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4 Myths About Custom Homes

Custom Home Design, Custom Homes | April 19, 2022

When it comes to custom homes, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding their design requirements, pricing, and the construction process. Since every custom home is unique, the process for building them will vary slightly from project to project, creating room for misconceptions and misunderstandings. As a team of experienced custom home builders, Ridgepoint Homes knows that these myths and misconceptions can make the custom home process seem intimidating and overly complex. That is why we have compiled a list of 4 myths about custom homes to dispel them and provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions for your project.

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4 Myths About the Custom Home Building Process

The following myths are among the most prevalent when discussing custom homes:

1. You Need to Create a Design First

While it will make the initial stages of your project a bit easier, a detailed design is not necessary when contacting a custom home builder. Since many custom home builders have an in-house design team or a partnership with a design firm, they can create the design of your home from the ground up. Whether you have a clear vision for every detail of your home or a rough outline, a skilled builder will ensure that the final design is perfectly aligned with your wants and needs.

2. One-Storey Homes Cost Less

One of the most prevalent custom home myths is that one-storey homes will be cheaper than two or three-storey homes. While this can be true in some cases, the main factors that affect cost are square footage, the materials used, and the amount of labour required. For example, a 3,000 sq. ft one-storey home will often cost more than a two-storey home with the same amount of space as it will require more land, additional labour, and more materials for the foundation.

3. Custom Homes Require Constant Work from You

While you will need to answer questions from time to time, a skilled builder can help you navigate the construction process smoothly and provide recommendations as needed. Your builder will handle all the behind-the-scenes elements of your home, checking in periodically to inform you of progress or request your approval. This allows you to give your feedback as often (or as little) as you like without needing to manage every detail, saving you time and effort.

4. There Are Always Unexpected/Additional Fees

A reputable custom home builder will always take the time to fully understand your custom home preferences and ensure they align with your budget before providing a quote. Experienced builders will also anticipate potential issues and work these into your quote, minimizing the potential for unexpected costs while ensuring that you have a more accurate representation of the final price.

To learn more about our custom home building services or to discuss the details of your dream home, get in touch with the team at Ridgepoint Homes. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or your project.