Building your own home has many advantages to purchasing someone else’s dream home. If you’ve never worked with custom builders, you may wonder what you can expect during the process. Harbor Classic Homes wants to make the process as smooth as possible with these facts.
You Don’t Have to Use a Plan
The first step when building a custom home is often to look at floor plans or to walk through one of the builder’s model homes to get a sense of what your new custom home could feel like. Many will fall in love with their dream home at this point, but if you don’t see what you want, let Harbor Classic Homes design your home from scratch. Keep in mind that the floor plans and model homes offered are just a starting point.
There’s No Reason to Compromise
When you buy a home that already exists, you usually end up making some compromises. One house may have a deck you’ve only dreamed of, but only offers three bedrooms. Another home may have the large kitchen you’ve always wanted, but no fireplace. When you work with custom home builders, you don’t have to compromise for the features you want. As long as you’re working within your budget, there’s nothing you can’t have in your dream home.
Customization Extends to the Little Details
Many people think of the big picture when beginning work with custom home builders. Architectural elements and floor plans are just the first step in designing your custom home. When you decide to build a custom home, that means that you get to select even the smallest of details. At Harbor Classic Homes, we offer many high-end details as standard, which means that you’re getting more luxury before you even start upgrading. Whether you want a simple home or an ornate second residence, you get to choose what you want. That includes appliances, cabinets, drawer pulls. Everything; even down to the baseboards.
You May Need a Construction Loan
If you have enough cash, or equity in your current home to cover the cost of a new custom home, you won’t need to worry about this detail, but in many cases, it is something to consider. Generally, when you work with custom home builders, you will need to start with a construction loan. These loans often have the flexibility to cover additional things that pop up during the building process, and once construction is complete, the loan converts into a traditional mortgage.
You May Want to Choose the Lot First
With Harbor Classic Homes, you can opt to build in one of our home sites, or choose a location you prefer. In many cases, the lot can dictate the size of the home as well as other specifics, like the direction the home should face. For this reason, it may be a good idea to select the lot you’d like before designing your home. Local realtors will be able to help you find a location that best fits your needs and lifestyle.
To get started designing your dream home, contact Harbor Classic Homes today. We are an award-winning custom building company dedicated to creating exceptional construction in New England. Our team has over 40 years of experience in home building and establishing distinctive communities.