If you’re planning on building a new home, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right home builder for your project.
The right builder for you depends on what kind of home you want. Production builders use pre-developed plans, while custom builders can create a unique, one-of-a-kind house built specifically for you. If you’ve always held an image of your ideal home in your mind, working with a custom home builder can be the perfect way to make that dream a reality.
Here are a few great benefits of choosing a custom home builder:
1. Your House Will Be One of a Kind
In an age of subdivisions and tract housing, the idea of a custom home is appealing to many people. Production homes (which involve using the same design over and over again) have to be built for general use. But everyone has unique needs and desires, and you shouldn’t feel like your home’s layout or design is getting in the way of your ability to live comfortably and enjoy your space. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all home.
A custom home is designed specifically for you and your family to meet your particular needs and preferences. By working with a custom home builder, not only will your home be unique—it will be unique to you.
2. You Can Be Involved in the Design Process
Need extra kitchen space? Want a beautiful, large deck overlooking your backyard? Looking for separate living spaces (ADUs) for in-laws or older kids? By working with a custom home builder, you can create your designs to include exactly what you need and exclude what you don’t.
With the right custom home builder, you don’t have to settle for just being happy with the overall design of your new home, addition, or remodeled space. You can be involved every step of the way and love every detail because you chose them all.
3. Your Dream Home, in Your Dream Location
If you’re planning on building your own home from scratch, using a custom home builder means that you not only get to be involved in designing your dream home, but you also get to choose the location!
Whether you picture a quaint bungalow in a bustling neighborhood filled with shops and unique restaurants, or a secluded lodge-style cabin in the woods, or just about any other style of home and location, your new custom home can be situated just where you want it.
4. Your Home Can Be Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
Another major benefit to choosing a custom home builder is the option to build an efficient, eco-friendly home that will save you money on energy bills and reduce your environmental footprint. A contractor who understands the ins and outs of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability can help you design the green, efficient home of your dreams.
Here are just a few ways to make your home more energy efficient:
- Reduce your heating and cooling expenses with proper insulation
- Limit your electricity use by taking advantage of natural light with windows, glass doors, skylights, sunrooms, and more
- Buy LED smart fixtures and light bulbs
- Use recycled building materials
- Opt for dual-flush toilets
- Choose energy-efficient appliances (look for the EnergyStar certification)
5. A Flexible, Collaborative Process
Building a custom home is all about understanding and executing the homeowner’s vision. At Hamish Murray, we make sure your project goes smoothly by focusing on collaboration, communication, and flexibility. Many home builders require that you work with their chosen architect, pick from their plans, and work within their parameters.
With us, you can select your own architect or designer, or choose from one of our trusted partners. You can also bring your own plans or work with us to create them. Our goal is to make the designing and building process as seamless and collaborative as possible. Excellent craftsmanship and great communication ensure that your custom home (and the process of building it) truly belongs to you.
Are you looking to remodel your home, add an addition, or build from the ground up? We build gorgeous custom homes in the Portland area.
At Hamish Murray, we believe your home should be a place you love spending time and one that meets all your needs. We specialize in new construction, home additions, and whole home remodels, as well as smaller projects. We bring careful planning and architectural integrity to every project. Let us help you build the home you’ve always wanted.
Ready to get started? Have questions about how we work? Get in touch today to discuss your project.