Building a custom home in the Poconos isn’t simply an event; it’s more of a multi-phase process. And each of those phases involves decisions you have to make.
In fact, that’s one way the custom home building process differs dramatically from buying an existing home or a tract-style home. When purchasing an existing home, it’s a bit like rolling the dice: If you’re lucky, you may get most of the things you want in a home. You don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to location, layout, design or finishes. You may have your choice between a few options, but you pretty much have to take what’s there.
The decisions you make when building a custom home are dramatically different. You’re in charge of how your home will look and feel. Not only will you have more choices when it comes to basic floor plans when you choose to build a custom home, but those floor plans are only the beginning.
When you’re dealing with a true custom homebuilder, you can modify the choices you make. If you want to change the sizes of the rooms, you can do that. If you’re not happy about the of the windows, you can have them moved. If you want to reorient the garage door, add more space or opt for higher ceilings, those are all things that can be done. It’s important to remember that the earlier you make these decisions (i.e., in the design stage), the easier and more affordable it is to accommodate your wishes.
The truth of the matter is that when you decide to build a custom home, you’ll have a lot more decisions to make than if you purchase an existing home or a tract home. Frankly, the experience isn’t for everyone. Here’s a helpful post about how to tell if custom building is really the right approach for you.
On the other hand, when you build a custom home, you’re able to get exactly what you want in a home. You’ll end up with a home that fits your personality and sense of style and that enhances your specific lifestyle. You can roll the dice and hope you end up with what you want, or you can make the decisions necessary to end up with your dream home.