Are you trying to decide which adds more value, a custom built one or a pre-existing one? Below, are a few ways that a customized home can provide more than an existing home.

1. You Can Choose What You Want

One of the best things about building your own customized home is that you can get everything you want, as long as your budget allows it. However, buying an existing property means that you have to make do with what is already there.

2. You Get to Pick the Location

Like we mentioned above, building your own customized home means that you get to choose what neighborhood it goes in. Rather than having to compromise with an existing home and living in whichever area that it’s residing.

3. It’s More Energy Efficient

Unfortunately, older existing homes are not build to be as energy efficient as today’s new, modern home construction. Even homes built in the past five years don’t have the energy efficiency that homes this year have.

4. You Can Add Modern Conveniences

Single-handedly, one of the best things about building your own custom home is adding new, modern conveniences that you want in your home. Whether it be automated systems, security systems, modern countertops and kitchen appliances, there’s so much value you can add to a custom home. However, an existing home means that you have to use what’s already there, and pay more for upgrades that you can make over time.

Photo by Alair Homes OrilliaSearch kitchen pictures

5. They Come With New, Modern Safety Measures

Building your own custom home means that you can equip it with the latest and greatest safety measures to protect yourself and your family. These safety measures include modern security systems, safety glass, hard-wired smoke and CO2 detectors, and electric circuit breakers that aren’t available in older homes.

6. They Cost Less to Maintain

When you have a custom built home, everything is brand new and barely touched. This means new wiring, plumbing, appliances, and fixtures, which also means your maintenance costs are next to none. However, older homes come with high repair costs, risks, and costly regular maintenance.

7. There Aren’t Any Hidden Surprises

When you get a customized home built, you know it’s exact specifications and doesn’t have to prepare for any unnecessary surprises when your move in. From the front door to the appliances inside, you know exactly what your home is comprised of. However, when you purchase an existing home, the seller has to tell you about mold and repairs that have to get taken care of, but everyone makes mistakes, and you could be in for a surprise when you move in.

8. They Come With New Construction Home Warranties

A newly built home comes with a number of warranties protecting you from repairs and replacements, such as roofing, HVAC, and plumbing. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for older homes.

Clearly, as you can tell from this guide, getting a custom built home is more practical and provides more value than an older, existing home. Hopefully, you make the right choice and decide to go with a customized home that can be made to your exact specifications. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to reach out to your Alair Homes Orillia and start building your new home today!