Custom Homes vs. Production Homes: Which Option Right for You?

When it comes to building your home, one of the first things to decide is whether you’ll work with a custom home builder or a production builder. But how do you know which type of builder is the right option for you? It all comes down to how involved you want to be in the planning and design phases. Keep reading to find out the differences between a production builder and a custom builder.

Production Builders

Unlike custom home builders, who usually build a small number of homes each year, production builders build multiples of the same home each year. These done-for-you homes are typically built in pre-planned communities and feature a prominent cookie-cutter design throughout the neighborhood. However, there is some wiggle room to put your own spin on the home by choosing from the builder’s curated list of design options.

Though they range in size and cost, production homes are a great option for a lot of buyers. Those who really benefit from purchasing a production home are first time home buyers and people looking for a low-stress way to build a home. That being said, production builders can target anyone from a first time home buyer to a luxury buyer.

Custom Builders

Most people tend to associate the words “custom home” with big, expensive homes. However, a custom home doesn’t automatically mean either of those things. They can range in style from a simple ranch to a multi-story, luxury home; it all depends on your budget and preferences.

If you choose to work with a custom builder, you often have the option to bring your own floor plan or consult with an architect to create a custom floor plan. Working with the builder to design the home can be beneficial when figuring out how it will sit on the lot. They’ll know how to position the home to get the best views, as well as how to work with the elevation and existing trees.

There are many great benefits to building with a custom home builder, such as the following

  • Your home can be built on land you already own or the builder can help you find a lot.
  • Many custom builders partner with interior designers to help you make selections for your home.
  • You have more control over the design of your home including the floor plan and finishing touches.
  • You’re not limited by a pre-selected menu of design choices.

If you’re looking for a home tailored to your lifestyle, a custom home is the way to go! It’s the best way to ensure your home fits your unique needs and style. When you’re ready to get started, Silverton Custom Homes is here to help. Our award-winning team can help you build and design the home you’ve been dreaming of! Contact our team for more information.

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