Should I Have Unique Features in My Custom Home?

Building a custom home is all about satisfying your desires. A custom home is one that is designed and built to fit you, your family, and your lifestyle. As a future homeowner, it is all about comfort, added quality, and value. However, before embarking on a journey to build a custom home, ask yourself, what if one day, be it by choice or necessity, I am required to sell the house?

Having unique features in your custom home has its advantages, but a balance should be facilitated when building. Highly personalized custom homes don't always have a vast enough appeal when they go up for sale in the future.

Designing and building a custom house is a sophisticated process. Having unique features that will act as selling points in the future requires input from professional and experienced contractors. The contractor should take the homeowner's needs and at the same time, make sure the home has desired features should it go up for sale in the future. Being too unique can be a detriment to resale.

When selling a custom home, if your home has desirable features, you will hear an excited "Oh honey look at that…" if your house is exceptionally personalized, what you may hear is a client murmuring "Hmmm…" or "Oh, that's interesting." The client is trying to figure out why you added something so strange. It might not be odd to you, but to them, it is not only unusual but confusing.

Your contractor should caution you about making choices that the market won't appreciate. You might end up spending a lot of money that you won't get back in the resale. Adding unique features in your home is good, but make sure it's something that fits other people. If not, make sure that the feature is added in a way that removing it requires minimal demolition. On the other hand, if you omit something, make sure it can be easily added later.

For more about adding unique features to your custom home, contact Grayson Homes at 919-578-6222.