If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be considering the choice between a custom-built home and a previously owned house. Are you interested in enhancing your lifestyle? For those answering with a resounding “yes!” buying a brand-new, custom-built home—and by extension reaping the benefits of living in a master-planned community with high-end amenities, meticulous landscaping, and thoughtfully designed open spaces—is the right choice.
There are numerous advantages to choosing a custom home, not least of which is the excitement of designing a space that specifically caters to your wants, needs, and sophisticated tastes. It is misguided to associate “custom” with “more expensive.” In fact, buying a custom home will likely cost less, both in the short term and long term. Read on to consider all the benefits and savings of choosing a custom-built home.
Are you handy with tools? When you buy an older house, you are likely to encounter growing pains as you discover the ins and outs of the structure. Some issues you may know about, through the inspection process, but some will expose themselves when you’re least expecting it. This results in money spent for repairs and time devoted to scheduling and completing the work. These expenses can add up quickly. If you’re handy, kudos to you; that will save you some greenbacks. But in the end, wouldn’t you rather be enjoying your home than fixing it?
A custom-built home, on the other hand, is a clean slate. Everything works and performs as it should, and you’re left with plenty of time to pursue the lifestyle your new home affords. In the rare event of an issue, Bill Roberts’s custom homes are covered by 30-day and 11-month warranties, so repairs don’t cost you a dime and are handled in a timely fashion by an exceptionally qualified in-house team.
Personalizing a home to meet your individual needs is a huge benefit of choosing a custom-built home. Do you want the garage tucked to the side or back of the home to boost curb appeal? Do you want the laundry room close by the bedrooms or adjacent to a mudroom? Do you want a spare bedroom, or would you prefer a library with built-in shelves? When you have a say in your home’s final layout, you can be sure it will suit your lifestyle. This is a priceless advantage over buying a house that needs walls knocked out, plumbing moved, rooms added, wallpaper stripped, or flooring redone.
Simply put, older homes are less efficient than new. It makes sense—as technology improves, so does its efficiency. By using the latest in technology, custom-built homes naturally run more efficiently and at a lesser cost. From environmentally friendly ENERGY STAR heating and cooling units and appliances to low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads, a brand-new home offers noteworthy energy savings in every room.
The benefits of building a custom home far outweigh buying an older home in nearly every aspect. So what are you waiting for? The time to start your custom-home-building journey begins now.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been Edmond, Oklahoma’s, premier custom home designer for over 35 years. Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to provide a seamless, rewarding homebuilding process. Don’t delay—contact us today and see how a Bill Roberts luxury home can enhance your lifestyle.
You’ve designed a stunning custom home and considered every detail of its interior. But does your home look as beautiful and inviting on the outside as it feels on the inside? Curb appeal is the final, critical aspect to consider to ensure your home is as inspiring as possible.
One way to create curb appeal is from a structural standpoint. According to Allie Roberts, design specialist at Bill Roberts Custom Homes, the placement of garage doors can have a huge impact on a home’s curb appeal. “No one wants to stare at a huge garage door. At Bill Roberts Custom Homes, we try to avoid putting the garage in front of the rest of the home. It is one of the top design elements we consider when customizing a home’s exterior.” It is preferable to have a side- or back-facing garage instead. Ms. Roberts continues, “Houses that are able to accommodate a side or back garage are so much more charming.”
Landscape design is the backbone for inspiring curb appeal. According to Ms. Roberts, “Landscaping provides the biggest wow factor when creating curb appeal. Providing greenery and colors through plants and flowers makes your home inviting to those walking or driving by.”
Popular, curb appeal plant choices include:
Additionally, incorporating river rock and boulders in a landscape design, whether to create a meandering dry bed or a self-contained waterfall feature, adds an air of elegance to complement your luxury home.
Design elements can reinforce dynamic curb appeal. Choosing blue or green for the front door’s color can add interest. Symmetry also makes a big impact and is pleasing to the eye. Boost curb appeal by flanking the front door with matching sconces and decor or evenly lining a walkway with colorful plants along each edge. Accent lighting in trees or bushes or along a pathway can offer dramatic evening results.
Your home’s exterior is the first impression guests and passersby will have of your investment. Use these design ideas to ensure your home achieves envy-worthy curb appeal.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been designing and building luxury homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, since 1982. Our knowledgeable, experienced team is ready to transform your home-owning dreams into reality. Contact us today and begin your journey toward the custom home of your dreams.