Top 6 Reasons To Build Your Own Home
The debate of building vs. buying a home is an age long debate and the answer is different for everyone depending on what you are needing in a home and if your dream home is already built. The main question you should ask yourself when deciding if you should build your home is - are you up for the challenge? And are there enough good reasons to build ourselves?
Here are the top reasons that you should build your own home:
- You get more for your money.
It costs about 25% less to build a home then it does to buy a home that is already built. You can save money if you are smart with your planning and building and might just save enough to put in those two bedrooms that you have always wanted.
- It’s good for the soul.
When you see the finished product of your brand new home, it is like nothing else. You can say that you did that. You took your dream house from paper to real life. You achieved something that you can call your own and you get a home that is unique to you in the end.
- You learn a lot.
If you buy a home, move in and live in it for years then you never know how much planning and work truly went into building that home. You will gain a lot of respect for construction and can learn all the ins and outs of things like plumbing and electric circuits that you would never know if you didn’t build your own home.
- It's better construction.
If you buy a home, certainly one that is older, it could start falling apart around you in the next 5-10 years, but if you build one yourself then you can buy the best materials and know that you are building a stable home that will last you and your family. Many people end up buying homes that have shoddy craftsmanship and end up sinking a lot of money into their home and this is where self building is the answer.
- You can meet your exact needs.
This is the biggest reason to build your own home. You can search for a home forever that has everything on your list but it’s rare that you find it and that it’s in your price range. Designing your own home prevents the “I don’t like the awkward corner in this house” or “I wish these cabinets were over there instead.” By self building, you can create a home that’s as perfect as you want it to be.
- It can be a family-building experience.
With such a huge undertaking (and it IS huge!), your family can work together to achieve a project that y'all can be proud of!
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