Top Reasons Why It’s Better To Go For Custom-built Homes

Are you planning to move from a rented one to your own house? Now, you might be thinking about whether to go for a custom-built home or just an existing property where you can instantly move in.

custom-built home with the owner and luxury home builder

We understand that choosing between a custom-built and a ready-made home is a tough job, so we’re here to help you decide.

While choosing an existing home where you can instantly move in or just renovate as necessary is a great choice when it comes to the time and energy you’ll require, we cannot deny the fact that you have to compromise on the existing features and the design of the house.

Additionally, a renovation sometimes can cost you more compared to building a customized home from scratch, so when it comes to choosing a new home for you and your family, we recommend custom-built homes.

There are several reasons why choosing a custom-built home is better for you than buying an existing or a pre-built home, and we’re going to explain what some of them are right now:


Reasons Why It’s Better To Go For Custom-built Homes Rather Than Existing Property


a house for sale on the left side and a custom-built home in progress on the right side

You have the freedom to personalize them.

With custom-built homes, you have full control over the design and features of your home. You can directly work with a chosen home builder to create a floor plan and choose all the finishes, fixtures and features that suit your lifestyle and preferences.

If you go for a new custom-built home, you can choose to go for that luxury home design that you’ve been dreaming of. Want a pool area where you can bond with your family? Or an area to entertain family and friends?

With a custom-built home, you can incorporate all of them— no limitations and no restrictions.

They are more cost-effective compared to pre-built homes.

Building a custom home may initially seem more expensive than buying an existing home, but it can actually be more cost-effective in the long run. With custom-built homes, you can design a home that meets your specific needs and budget; saving you from the renovation and upgrade costs (that you’ll have to make if you buy an existing property).

Aside from that, pre-built homes may also come with “dead spots” or areas that you don’t really need and you have to take note that you’ll also pay for that!

Having your home specifically designed and built for you allows you to maximise your budget by enabling you to spend the money only on important and more necessary spaces.

You can monitor the quality of the materials.


man monitoring a custom built home

If you go for a custom-built home, you are not only able to pick the design, but you can also pick the high-end materials and finishes that meet your standards. You can approve the materials they’ll use, ask about the differences, and be hands-on when it comes to choosing the right materials for your own home.

With the help of a custom home builder, you can make sure that every inch of your custom-built home is made with quality and is built to last.

You can add energy-efficient features.

Years have passed, and with the help of ever-changing technology, we are now able to design homes with energy-efficient features. These energy-efficient features will help you reduce the cost of your utility bills, plus the environmental impact of your home appliances.

You can choose to add home features such as solar panels, high-efficiency AC systems, insulated doors and windows, and more.

You can make the most out of your location.


custom-built beach house

Lastly, you can maximise the location if you plan to build a custom home. 

If you purchase an existing home, you may be limited in terms of location and neighbourhood, while with a custom-built home, you can choose the location that best suits your needs, whether it’s your work, a school for your kids or a certain town.

With the help of the right luxury home builder, you can also fully customise the house so it can accommodate the area or the land.

Whether your block is in a steep area or has access to ocean or mountain views that you’d like to preserve, a custom home builder will be able to help you design your home to meet the requirements of you and your family.

Our Final Word

There’s nothing wrong with buying an existing home, but remember that it’s always a good option to live in a home that functions based on your lifestyle and preferences!

A home where you can be fully comfortable with your loved ones.

If you have the budget and you’re willing to wait before moving in, custom-built homes are the perfect option for you.

We know that it could be challenging to start with a custom-built home but there are luxury home design builders that could help like the CKS Projects team!

CKS Projects are experts in luxury custom-built new homes in NSW. Schedule a meeting today so we can start your dream home.

Building a luxury home can be challenging and we want to help you have a more enjoyable experience. We prepared a FREE guide you can follow to avoid costly mistakes and ensure your dream home gets built exactly how you want it.

Just click on the link below to download 7 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE DESIGNING YOUR NEW HOME.

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Keiron Moore, Owner of CKS Projects

Keiron Moore

Keiron is well-versed in all aspects of the construction process from the pre-construction, budgeting, scheduling, logistics, and procurement through site management, turnover and closeout. Kerion is a hands-on leader who puts clients first.

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