Chances are, the biggest investment you’ll ever make is the purchase of your home, so why not make it your own right from the start? Here are five great reasons to build a custom home, versus buying an existing home, to help make your choice an easy one.
Green With Envy
Green features such as a geothermal system, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and carpeting, high performance windows, water saving appliances, solar energy and enhanced insulation are often easier to install during building than to retrofit later. A green home can positively impact your health, comfort and energy bills, while reducing your carbon footprint.
Choose what you like, instead of letting the builder, or a previous homeowner choose for you. When you build a custom home, you have control over every facet and feature, allowing you to work within your budget and up to your standards.
Get What You Need
Take your current and future needs into account when building your home based on your lifestyle and unique circumstances. For example, if you have a large or multi-generational family, you may require additional common space or a second kitchen. Or, if you plan on living out your retirement years in your custom build, you can factor in features such as low, wide doorways, or choose a layout with one level and no stairs.
Take it Easy
Rest easy knowing what’s behind your walls, and that you’re starting with new appliances, HVAC equipment and mechanical. Taking control over preventive maintenance and keeping careful records allows you to plan ahead for upgrades when the time comes.
Stand Your Ground
In addition to your fixtures and finishes, you gain control over the land that your custom build will rest upon. If you need room for an addition down the road, value your privacy, or prefer mature landscaping, you can find a lot to suit your needs.
When you’re ready to build a custom home, contact the experts at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. Since 1968, we’ve been providing quality service to homeowners in northwest Arkansas, and the surrounding areas.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Springdale, Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about building a custom home and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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