Production Homes Vs. Custom Homes

Anyone planning on engaging in the home building process and planning on finally seeing their “dream home” become a reality needs to think carefully about the differences between production homes and custom homes.

Production homes are basically a more uniform, streamlined, or even “cookie-cutter” approach to homebuilding. It gives the homeowner less control over the process and less ability to customize the exact details of his or her future home.

That’s not to say, of course, that production homes are not a good choice for some homeowners – and then there’s the middle-of-the-road “semi-custom” home option, too, to consider. BUT, if you want to custom-craft the exact home you want, you have to go to a custom home builder to get it done.

Here are 4 key advantages of opting for custom home building over production homes:

  1. Designed & Built “From Scratch”

The homeowner has the ability with custom homes to choose the floor plan, the size of the building, building materials, landscaping, stone countertops, and practically everything else.

A production home will have all or most of these features pre-set, while a semi-custom home gives you a greater but still limited menu of options to select from. Custom home building means you can collaborate with the builder and architect over any or all aspects of your future home.

  1. You Can Find Your Own Lot

With custom home building, you have the option to search out and buy your own lot separately if you wish. You can buy it from the custom builder if you wish, but it is not a requirement. With production homes, the lot and building simply automatically “come together.”

Custom-built homes are often designed in a way that closely marries the lot to the home, make architectural decisions based on geography. For example, you may change the position of windows and doors to gain more lighting or a better view of your surroundings.

  1. You Can Monitor & Control Costs

Building a custom home will require more involvement by the homeowner, and it may take more time and cost a bit more – but it’s worth it for the often superior quality of workmanship and the full customization you receive.

But another way to look at it is that customized homes mean customized budgets. You can make decisions to balance features and costs and stay within your desired budget. You don’t have to just go with a predetermined price point as with production homes.

  1. Working With Local Custom Builders

One big benefit of building and buying a custom home is that you get to work with friendly, local builders with a high level of experience and expertise. All too often, big national companies control production home projects and you just don’t get that “local feel” and “customized customer service.”

To learn more about the benefits of custom home building or to talk to an experienced custom home builder and start planning your dream home, contact Experience Homes in Amarillo, Texas, today!