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9 Benefits of Building a Custom Home

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 in Blog

When deciding to buy or build a brand-new Edmonton home, you’ll inevitably be faced with the question, “Should I choose a custom home?”.

Here are nine key benefits that only a custom build can provide.

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1. The Best New Communities 

One of the first and most significant benefits of building a custom home is having a broad range of all-in-one communities to choose from. Reputable custom home builders go out of their way to hand-pick a variety of exclusive neighbourhoods in and around the Edmonton area, carefully selected for their fantastic locations, proximity to amenities and future value.

Get your free guide: San Rufo Homes: The Communities We Build In

2. Choose Your Own Lot 

Not that you’ve zeroed in on your ideal new neighbourhood, it’s time to choose your perfect lot. Whether you’re dreaming of a cul-de-sac lot with a spacious pie-shaped yard or a corner lot void of neighbours on one side, your custom builder will have the perfect option for you.

Note: Some Edmonton custom builders also specialize in both infill and acreage lot options.

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3. Personalized Features and Finishes 

Of course, the most obvious benefit in building your own custom home is the ability to select every feature and finish. From your choice of elevation and layout to flooring and paint colours, you have the option to personalize every last detail. Ultimately, this is a one-of-a-kind experience only available to a custom build.

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4. Control Your Budget 

Yet another perk of choosing your own features and finishes is the ability to control your bottom line. Unlike previously built homes where the price is pre-determined (and in many cases, more expensive), building custom allows you to select materials based on your current budget.

Keep in mind, your custom builder will help you stick within your budget by sourcing the right trades and materials.

5. Quality Craftsmanship and Design 

Reputable custom builders choose to work with only the very best in licensed trades and suppliers. Choosing custom also gives you the unique advantage of being able to oversee every aspect of your new home build, from the laying of the foundation to the placement of the last shingle. As such, you’ll be able to monitor the quality of your new home every step of the way.  

6. Low Maintenance 

Each and every new home build in Alberta comes backed with a mandatory ten-year home warranty – and custom homes are no different. Custom builders often go above and beyond general warranty requirements for their clients as a means of ensuring ultimate customer satisfaction. And, because the home is brand new, you won’t have to worry about home-related maintenance (i.e. replacing the furnace, roof or appliances) for many years to come.

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7. Energy Efficiency 

While modern building materials and design practices are already geared towards energy efficiency, building a custom home will allow you to capitalize on further energy savings. You can work one on one with your builder to choose the latest in smart, “green” finishes and features to lower your utility bills, boost your home’s overall functionality and comfort and reduce your impact on the environment.

8. Flexible Timelines 

Not everyone has the time to build their home from the ground up – and choosing a custom builder doesn’t obligate you to create your home from scratch. In fact, a good Edmonton builder will already have a broad selection of custom homes already underway. As such, you can still opt for a brand-new custom home (and make a few design choices) while reducing your overall construction timeline.

See San Rufo’s Custom Quick Possession Homes 

9. A Team of Experts on Your Side 

Building a custom home is also a custom experience. As such, you’ll work closely with a whole team of experts dedicated to making your new home dreams a reality. Architects, designers, suppliers and contractors represent just a few of the many experts who will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Are you thinking of building a custom home in Edmonton? We’re here to help! Download our FREE custom guide: 6 Unbeatable Advantages of Choosing a San Rufo Home or get in touch with us today!

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