What to Consider When Hiring A Custom Home Builder

Written by: Penny Siml on Sunday, February 12, 2017

When hiring a custom home builder, it's important to understand the style of home they build.

Have you considered building a custom home, but been reluctant because you weren’t sure where to get started? Here’s the first step in building a custom home: find and hire a custom home builder for your project. However, you don’t want to hire just any builder. You want to hire a builder that is right for you and your dream home.


To help you find that custom home builder, here are a few things to consider:


Style of Custom Home They Build

When you think about your dream home, you inevitably have a style in mind. Craftsman. Colonial. Mid-Century. Modern. Cape Cod. Log Cabin. There are tons of great styles to choose from. However, most home builders have a particular style of home they specialize in or like to build. You need to make sure the custom home you want is in the builder’s wheelhouse.


The Home Builder’s Portfolio of Custom Homes

The best way to get a feel for the style and look of the home builder’s work? Check out their custom home portfolio. As you scan through the interior and exterior shots of past home builds, pay attention to the things you like and don’t like. Do you see something you imagined for your future home? If you don’t connect with any of the images, then you might want to keep looking for a home builder.


Location of Where They Build Custom Homes

If your custom home builder isn’t close to your build site, then you could end up paying more in building fees and costs. Instead, choose a reputable  home builder that works in the region you are building. Doing this will give you easier access to the builder and help the process go even smoother. Keep in mind, though, that your home builder doesn’t have to be based in the same town as your project. Many builders travel from city to city in order to build custom homes.


Your Comfortability With The Custom Home Builder

The most important thing to consider when hiring a  home builder is your comfortability with them. If you aren’t comfortable discussing your ideas and vision for your dream home, then the process and result won’t be what you hoped for. Find a custom home builder who makes you comfortable, is up front about the process, and provides you the assistance you need while building your home.


As you begin thinking about a custom home, don’t let the hiring of a custom home builder slow you down. While it may be intimidating, you shouldn’t let that deter you from your custom home dreams. To help you through the process, check out our e-book, “Tips for Building Your Custom Home.”

When you’re ready to build your home, contact the custom home builders at Carrington Homes. We can’t wait to hear about your ideas!


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