If you’re looking for a new home, consider the benefits of designing one yourself from the bottom up. People who chose to build custom homes enjoy total design freedom to create unique and functional spaces for their family’s wants and needs. Learn more about why many homebuyers opt to work with building contractors to create their dream homes with this helpful guide.

Why Should You Build a Custom Home?

1. Limitless Options

When designing a custom home, you’ll choose window size and style, where staircases will go, the type of flooring you want, ceiling height, and the number of bathrooms. This process is an opportunity to express yourself creatively and solve practical problems at the same time.

Custom homes allow for unique features like floor-to-ceiling portrait windows or a spiral staircase in a child’s room that goes to an upstairs play area. Design a spa-like bathroom with heated flooring, a shared shower, and his and her vanities. A building contractor will take all your ideas and begin organizing them to bring your vision to life.

2. Immediate & Long-Term Goals

building contractorPeople often buy new homes as they reach life milestones like getting married, having children, or retiring. However, you can design a custom home that will meet your changing needs at each stage of life.

For example, expecting parents can build a 5-bedroom home ready for children that includes a finished basement, outdoor play area, and kid-friendly bathrooms. Entrepreneurs can include a home office and inventory storage for their business. Current parents can add an extended garage for when their teen starts driving.

3. No Repairs or Renovations

After moving, many people spend a lot of money renovating or repairing their new homes. Everything is new and approved by a building inspector when you build from the ground up. You won’t have to worry about cracks in the foundation, replacing an aging water heater, or repairing damaged wiring.

You can also save a considerable amount of money if you install green appliances and systems throughout the home. Consider solar-power, Energy Star® appliances, and eco-friendly windows.


When you’re ready to start designing your custom home, our team at Bryan Bell Construction, Inc. can help. We’re based in Mountain Home, AR, and provide a wide variety of services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, and custom building. You can explore our previous work on our website or call (870) 424-6969 to reach a building contractor. Find more ideas and updates by subscribing to our Facebook page.