Traditional Build Versus Custom Homes

People's homes are their sanctuary. It’s where they feel the safest, where they rest and recharge and where they spend some quality time with themselves and their family. It’s only logical that they invest the most in building their dream home. Some people save up for years to get to the point where they can afford a home of their own. It’s understandable that they are apprehensive to let professionals in to help them out, thus, the crux of whether to do everything themselves or to hire a professional team of custom home builders in Florida to handle the build.

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If you are in the same boat, this article will compare the differences and similarities of bringing together all of the aspects of building a home, versus having a professional custom home builder help you through the process. Hopefully, it will help you decide what you need for your dream home.   There are only two other ways you can build a home without a custom builder. One is to do everything yourself – which will require technical skills and

There are only two other ways you can build a home without a custom builder. One is to do everything yourself – which will require technical skills and lot of time devoted to the project – and the other is to hire a general contractor who will oversee the project. The latter will either have a team of his or her own with their own skill set, but most of the time, they will be hiring more people to do specific jobs.

In contrast to a general contractor, a home builder has the skills and vision to build a home from start to finish. They work with a group of people, typically of equal or specified skill set, and they work with them on a consistent basis. They provide not just management skills, but actual contribution to building your home. What this does is simplify the construction process for you.

With a general contractor, you’re hiring a middle man only for his connections to subcontractors, his ability to hold them accountable and his management skills.  Not only is this sometimes more expensive, it usually takes more time because coordinating services from different subcontractors can cause a lot of unexpected complications.

The situation could only be worse if you decide to manage the project yourself – hiring all the subcontractors, managing them and dealing with permits as well. You will most likely get a padded rate because you don’t have the connections of being in the industry.

This also means a lot of stress added!  Someone capable needs to be on site every day and, on the phone with subcontractors to figure out their schedule.  It’s so much easier to trust someone can contribute to project himself, knows how to manage his team and is even more affordable. If you'd like to learn more about custom homes, contact us!

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