If you have decided to build a new home in beautiful Lawrence Park, you may be eager to move in and get settled in a space of your own. Before you can enjoy living a charmed life in this gorgeous Toronto community, you will need to locate a home builder and walk through the design and building processes. For most buyers, the two main options for accomplishing this goal include hiring a custom home builder and purchasing a production home. These options are similar because they both result in you living in a brand-new home. However, a closer look reveals that this may be one of the only similarities. Before you decide if a custom home or a production home is right for you, take a look at how these options differ.

What to Expect from the Custom Home Building Process

A custom built home is designed specifically for you from a blank slate. Because of this, the design process may take more time and costs are sometimes higher, but when done right, it is essentially guaranteed to produce a home perfectly suited for you. With a custom home, you are able to build on your own lot, completely control your floor plan and choose every material in the home without limitation.

A Closer Look at the Production Home Process

When you work with a production home builder, you select from predetermined floor plans offered by the builder. Your selected floor plan usually must be built within a specific community where the builder is working at the time. Most or all other homes in this community may also be constructed by the same builder with the same floor plan options so they’ll all maintain a similar appearance. In addition, you can choose materials for your new home for customization, but the builder may limit these options. Perhaps you’ll have four flooring choices and the option to add a bonus room or loft, but it might not be possible to, say, move the master bedroom downstairs or enlarge the size of the custom kitchen to include a walk-in pantry. Nonetheless, you can enjoy living in a new home that has some customization features, and this option may be more affordable and faster to complete than the custom building process.

A Smart Third Option

While these two options are often considered as the primary building solutions, there is another option available that may be a smarter solution for you. At Alair Homes Lawrence Park, we provide you with the best of both worlds. For example, we can assist you in accessing prepared floor plans to save time and money on the design process versus using an architect. The floor plans may be altered as desired, and they have all been created to keep construction time and costs to a minimum. Furthermore, this plan can be constructed on any lot that you select. All fixtures and finishes can be selected by you without limitations.

custom living room with built in cabinets burning stone fireplace and circular metal lighting fixtures hanging over sofa

Through Alair Homes Lawrence Park, you can enjoy the benefits of working with a custom home builder without having to deal with any downsides. Our courteous and experienced team is eager to meet with you for a consultation and to help you determine if this is the right custom built home experience for your needs.