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If your family is looking for a new home, you’ve likely realized that you have quite a few options. From spec homes to homes in developments to condos to custom built homes, there are all kinds of information out there, which can make it hard to choose an option that will work best for you. To help fill you in on just one of those home building options, here are five benefits that come with building your own custom home:


Obviously, the biggest bonus of a custom home is that you have the power to customize literally every aspect of it. From appliances to kitchen layout to the number of bedrooms, the choices are completely up to you. Of course, when you’re working with a custom builder, they’ll help advise you on some of those choices if you ask, but ultimately, the finished product will be something that’s totally yours. From flooring options to exterior color, you get to decide what your dream home looks like, and that’s a benefit you can’t find anywhere but in a custom home.


When you build a custom home, you also get the benefit of a home that’s completely your style. Though you can redecorate an older home as much as you want, no amount of redecoration will make a colonial look like a craftsman. In building your own custom home, you ensure that you get a finished product that fits your unique style, both inside and out.


Another major benefit of building a new custom home is the energy efficiency. You get to pick out all new appliances, most of which are significantly more energy efficient than older models. What’s more, newly constructed homes offer improved heating and cooling systems, which bring down that energy bill, and can incorporate water-saving plumbing features that’ll also help you conserve water. With so much new technology out there, a new home is always more energy efficient than an older home.


Because you’re the one choosing the appliances, the fixtures, the roof color and material, and just about everything else, you’ll also know exactly what the warranties are on each of those components. Best of all, they’ll be warranties you trust, and that cover you for quite some time. When you choose appliances from companies you know, you’ll fully understand the warranty, and you’ll have an extended time period where you’re covered for anything that breaks or fails under warranty. This ensures that you’re not paying out of pocket for any repairs in the first few years after you move in.


When you build a custom home, you end up paying for exactly the home you’re looking for. Nothing more and nothing less. Often, when home buyers purchase an existing home, they end up either with rooms they don’t use at all, like a den or an additional office space, or with not enough space as their families grow. In building a custom home, you get the types of spaces you’re looking for, you have the opportunity to build for the size of your family in the future, and you don’t have to pay for anything other than exactly what you want.

If a custom home seems like the right option for you, then get in touch with Whitmore Custom Homes today! As a custom home builder in West Michigan, we’re here to help you build the home you’ve always wanted. Give our office a call at 616-446-3482, or contact us online for more information about how we can help.

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