Is a Custom Home for You?


If you are interested in building a house, sooner or later you will have to figure out whether you want to build a production or a custom home.

As you may or may not know, custom homes are homes that can completely customized. From the floor plans to the colour of the walls, as a future home owner you are in charge of everything. A production house, on the other hand, can’t be customized. You are required to buy the house plans, and while you can customize certain things, for the most part you have to make do with what the house plans dictate.

While there is nothing wrong with production houses, we understand that they are not for everyone. The main difference between these two types of houses is obviously the price. If you are thinking about building a custom home, expect to pay more than you would have paid for a production house. This is not surprising — the more work the builders and architects must do, the more you have to pay.

The second thing that you have to take into consideration is the time needed to build the house. Generally speaking, it takes more time to build a custom home than a production house. This is because the architects have to be in contact with the future home builders and try to meet their expectations so that the builders can begin building the house.

If you can afford it and don’t mind waiting a few more months for your new house, we recommend that you build a custom home. You will not regret the amount of personalization that the latter offers — especially considering how big an investment building a home is. If you live in the Calgary area, you might be interested in Riverview Custom Homes. We are a company that specializes in Calgary custom homes. Give us a call today or drop us a line — we’ll be sure to get in touch with you shortly!