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4 Important Custom Built Home Benefits vs Buying an Existing Home

If you are like many considering a move to your dream home, careful consideration about what you will need to have in that home is essential to avoiding disappointment later.

For most in this situation, the decision about finding and purchasing a home “that has everything” or building a custom home to your specifications is something you are trying to evaluate. With that in mind, here are 4 important custom built home benefits to consider.


If you are going to go the route of building your dream home, one of the most important considerations you make will be finding a custom home builder you feel comfortable with design and construct your new home. Interview and research your custom home builder choices to make sure they have a solid process to follow–including choosing the lot, loan information, what to expect during each phase, and so on. With over 100 years of collective custom home building experience, we know taking the stress out of the new home building process is vital. Devonshire Custom Homes have a smooth process honed by our many years of experience that you can review here.


One of the most significant benefits of building a custom home is the choices that you get to make. You and the design team can pick everything from the lot to build on to the appliances, cabinetry, trim and colors. No making do with something “close” to what you have in mind. You can select everything you want (within budget of course). This also means you can make choices that make the most of your budget.


When you build a custom home, you and the design team create a home that is a direct reflection of you and your personality. At Devonshire Custom Homes, our clients meet with out designer early in the building process to determine house plans with the guiding principle that they “must reflect their personality.” This includes utilizing pieces and design matching family, personal experience and travels to tell your story and make your home visually interesting. Simply put, a custom built home is designed specifically to reflect your personality.


Purchasing a pre-existing home often means accepting unusable space that doesn’t fit with your vision, or that you don’t understand what the original intent was for the space. With a custom home, the design can accommodate your desires, often times actually creating space. A custom home builder will help you make your space as functional as possible while realizing your vision for your dream home.

Finally, as you make this vital decision, remember that the most important thing is to end up with home of your dreams. We may be biased on this point, but we believe that a custom built home is the best way to realize your vision, without accepting the limitations of an existing home. This is not a time to say “close, but no cigar!”

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