3 Common Custom Home Myths

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September 20 Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

If you are looking into hiring a custom home builder to design and construct the home of your dreams, it is important to understand what you should expect during the construction process. With so many myths and misconceptions online, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction and determine what you should expect when getting a custom home constructed. That is why the experienced team at Hyline Construction has compiled a list of 3 common custom home myths to debunk them and give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Learn about the factors that affect the cost of custom homes.

3 Myths About the Custom Home Building Process

When discussing custom homes, the following myths are among the most common and widespread:

1. You Will Always Pay Hidden Fees

While an inexperienced home builder may present you with unexpected or hidden fees, this should not be the case when hiring an experienced builder. Before providing you with a detailed project quote, an experienced custom home builder will take the time to fully understand your custom home wants and needs. Your builder should also account for potential issues or delays and factor these into your quote as this will minimize the potential for unexpected costs. This will ensure that you have an accurate representation of the final price while reducing the risk of additional or hidden fees.

2. You Need to Bring Your Own Design

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to create your own design before contacting a custom home builder. Most reputable builders either have an in-house design team or a strong partnership with a design firm, allowing them to create the design of your home from the ground up. Whether you have a clear vision for every detail of your home or a rough idea, your builder will work with you to ensure that the final design is tailored to your wants and needs.

3. One-Storey Homes Are Cheaper

One of the most prevalent custom home myths is that one-storey homes will be cheaper than multi-storey homes. While this can be true, the main factors that affect the cost of your home are square footage, the materials used, the location, and the amount of labour required. For example, a 3,000 sq. ft one-storey home will often cost more than a two-storey home with the same amount of space. This is because the one-storey home will require more land, additional labour, and more materials for the foundation than a multi-storey home.

To learn more about our custom home building services or to discuss the details of your dream home, get in touch with the team at Hyline Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or your project.