3 Things You Might Not Know About Custom Homes…But Should!

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by Maggie Hodges, Whitmire Custom Homes

When people picture custom homes, they envision lavish furniture, high-end appliances, modern design and perfect landscaping. While custom homes do typically render thoughts of a comfortable yet luxurious place to call home, there are some facts about custom homes that might surprise you.

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  1. Just because it is custom, doesn’t mean there aren’t budget-friendly choices. Many people think that custom homes automatically require a homeowner to install the most expensive cabinets, lay down top-tier wood floors or select the extremely pricey bathroom fixtures. But you should know that this scenario is not always the case. Custom homes allow you room to budget nearly every aspect of your house – from lighting and carpet to roofing and windows. With so many choices available today, you can find moderate-priced items that look just as good – if not better – than those expensive ones you were eying yesterday. Sure, if you want to splurge on those top-of-the-line kitchen fixtures, then you certainly can – but it’s not required.
  2. You don’t have to start from scratch on the floor plans. Some people worry over the stress and hassle of having to pay an architect to design never-before-seen floor plans. If you’re one of these people – never fear. Choosing to use pre-designed floor plans, or even to customize them, is a great way to eliminate some headache in the home-building process. You can find thousands of pre-designed floor plans on the Internet and in home construction books.
  3. Some residential communities are exclusive. Many of us are familiar with the old housing-market adage, “Location is everything.” When choosing the best place to build their custom home, many people prefer high-end residential communities. However, what many don’t know is that some residential communities are exclusive and only allow a few builders to be on their approved builders list.  So, before you get too invested in one particular neighborhood, make sure to inquire if they are open to any builder. If you haven’t’ already selected a custom builder, scoping out the candidates on an approved builders list can be a great way to learn about reputable custom builders in or around the city that interests you.

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Since 1978, Whitmire Custom Homes has been an Atlanta custom home builder and remains committed to helping homeowners realize their dream of a custom-designed home while being the most hassle-free builder in Georgia.

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