Three Mistakes to Avoid When Building A Custom Home

Being a homeowner that is ready to start a venture in building a custom home, the first step that should be taken is making sure adequate research is conducted in all areas. Researching all possible situations will prepare you for any event that you may encounter during the building process. This will save you time, money, and ensure a smooth process through your home construction experience. Luckily, we are here to inform you on a few common issues that occur when building a new house. 


1.) Choosing Cheap Materials

A huge issue that homeowners come across is having big dreams for their new custom homes but opting for cheap materials in order to cut costs. Building either a stick built home or a custom modular home, both require high quality materials in order to be adequate for living. One should not take the cheap route when it comes to the structure of your new home. This will lead to quick damage when there is harsh weather or just from overtime. As more issues arise due to cheap materials, you will end up investing more than you original had in mind. 


2.) Untrustworthy Contractors

Unfortunately, untrustworthy home building contractors take advantage of innocent homeowners. This is because clients don’t conduct a thorough investigation when choosing their home builder. If you simply choose house building companies based on the attractive price, you most likely will end up with less than what you expected. Untrustworthy contractors will charge you fees you didn’t plan on, won’t listen to your ideas, and do a poor job on your project. To ensure the contractor of your choice is reputable, it is recommended that you speak with their previous clients before moving ahead with plans. Speaking with previous clients will authenticate the company’s reliability, workmanship, and values.  If you are interested in what makes a quality house builder, read our previous article titled, “What Makes A Great Home Builder”.


3.) Inadequate Space Planning

Even when building 5-bedroom modular homes, clients creating their custom home designs can run into the issue of inadequate space planning. This all depends on how you intend to use your home, taking your lifestyle habits into consideration. Is this going to be your second home? Do you plan on entertaining a lot? Do you have a big family? If you need less space, focus on utilizing small spaces and having multipurpose rooms. An open floor plan is great if you need wider spaces for your activities or for when you have guests over. Carefully analyzing your intentions for your new luxury home is a personal decision that should be well thought over to avoid costly remodeling in the future.

When MAC Builders constructs your home, you will not have to worry about these issues! You can say to our team, “build my house”, and you can expect nothing less than the highest quality materials, ethical services, and free range to customize your home through our state-of-the-art design center.  Our mission has been, and always will be providing you with the best quality service for your custom home experience. Contact us today at 732-276-1080 to schedule a FREE estimate with our experts!

Posted On: August 18, 2020