What does it mean when your home builder says your house is customizable? Is that the same thing as custom? The quick answer is no. Although the two are similar, they come with different benefits and price points. A custom home is a one-of-a-kind house built from your exact design that can break the bank once you get into the nitty-gritty of details. However, customizable homes offer a similar experience without the price. We’re here to explain everything you need to know about your customizable home.
What Does Customizable Mean?
Customizable is a one-off from custom. With a customizable home, a home builder typically has various home designs that they produce. These home designs are different layouts, sizes, styles, and prices. This is great for anyone who is indecisive because instead of looking at 1,000 houses to form your own layout, you can pick from 50 of the most popular layouts. Some home builders even have model homes that you can tour. These model homes will really help you nail down what you’re looking for. When looking over these homes, keep in mind what kind of floor plan you would like. The floor plan is a decision that you can’t change. Once this is selected, you can continuously work with your home builder to pick out what customizations you want to make. Customizable homes are great for people that want to pick out the details in their home without having the deal with every detail. They also cost a great deal less than building a completely custom home from start to finish.
What Can You Change?
Even though a customized home isn’t custom, you can still make a lot of design decisions. A design consultant will have an extensive selection meeting with you where you pick out all the elements of your house. Come prepared to this meeting with things in mind that you may want. You’ll be looking through various catalogs and pictures to pick out what design elements you want in your home. This can feel overwhelming, but your design consultant is there to help you. They’ll give you advice, tell you what others may have picked, and make sure all of your elements create an overall cohesive look throughout your home.
Some examples of things you can pick out are:
- Exterior color
Picking out specifics for all of these elements will really make your house a home. By the time you’re done choosing everything, no one will even be able to tell you started from a template. Usually, once every decision is made, your future house can be priced within the same day.
After this, the building will commence. The home builders will build the floor plan you selected and you’ll receive updates with photos. You should also be able to walk through the house as it’s being built, so you can see it first hand. When the time comes to put in the cabinets, fixtures, etc., the design elements you picked during your selection meeting will come to life in your house.
What Are The Benefits?
Customizable homes are great for anyone wanting to pick out elements of their home without breaking the bank. They also make the selection process easier and faster while still offering a wide variety of options. Since you don’t have to continuously make decisions about every aspect of your home while it’s being built, your customizable home will be completed faster than a custom home of the same size would be. Another great bonus of buying a customizable home is that usually the home and land are sold as a package. If you were to build a custom home from scratch, you would have to acquire land before hiring someone to start building.
How We Can Help
At Holland Homes, we offer a customizable buying experience. We have a plethora of model homes that you can tour to help narrow down what styles and floor plans you like. After that, our design specialists can sit down with you, and you can make all the decisions about colors, flooring, fixtures, etc. Contact us today so we can start building your customizable house. We can’t wait to help you create the home of your dreams!