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What To Expect When Getting A Home Custom Built

We are artisan home builders proudly serving the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area And we currently have our sights set on developing Albertus Avenue within the Toronto area - it’s looking to be an incredible series of projects with endless potential. Though you might be thinking to yourself: in a major metropolitan area like Toronto, why build a custom home? That’s a fair question if this isn’t your ballpark, so in this article we hope to discuss the fascinating angle behind custom home development, and why it’s an incredibly appealing pursuit for many.

Building a home means much more than just building a house - the construction of a custom home entails building a peaceful sanctuary; a place where you can escape to at the end of the day to forget about your stresses, and to create memories with your friends and loved ones.

In choosing to build your own home, you are taking yourself and your entire household on a thrilling adventure. There will be a reasonable number of ups and downs throughout the process, but before long, you will realize that constructing your home from scratch is one of the best decisions you can possibly make as a property owner.

That’s why this new home has to be special. It absolutely must meet your every need and be a reflection of your unique taste.

Personalization and Customization One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of a custom home is that it is designed to meet your specific needs. There is no need to compromise or make do with what’s available on the market. With custom design planning, you get exactly what you want, from the floor plan to the number of bedrooms and bathrooms–your home is designed based around your specifications. At Impressions Group, it starts with a series of conversations with one of our expert home designers. They will listen carefully as you express your vision and they will create a floor plan that perfectly meets your needs and lifestyle. You will also have the freedom of selecting all the components of your home, from its siding, roofing, windows and doors to interior elements such as flooring, wall coverings, light fixtures, appliances, and more. You will get to precisely create the home of your dreams, right down to the switch plate covers.

Research and Planning

Many common questions clients have at this stage will be related to how long, how much, where to start and when to start the construction process. The most important questions we recommend asking are the following:

- What do you want from your home?

- Do you anticipate your family or personal desire for space growing in the future?

- Are you planning for this house to be your forever home?

Your current needs and the needs you will have in the near future have to be considered in the planning phase. The best part of building a custom home is being able to plan now for your needs in the future. You will be able to either include your needs in the pre-construction phase or plan development in a manner that allows you to add on in future renovations–if you choose to go that route.

How long does it take to complete a custom home?

There are numerous variables involved in building a custom home. To provide a realistic timeline, a contractor has to understand the critical details of your desired project. The contractor may be reluctant to provide you with a direct, specific schedule until the requisite building permits are secured. While it is reasonable to ask how long the project will take, any reluctance to answer this question will be because your hired contractor wants to give you an honest and accurate idea.

On average, it takes about 5 to 10 months for a 3,000 square foot home to be constructed. This is assuming there are no unique requirements with the land and layout. It is important to note that this timeline does not include planning and preparation, which respectively take a good amount of time.

You Will Save More Money

While you may sacrifice time, a custom built home will save you more money in the short and long term. Though buying a pre-built house may seem more affordable upfront, a custom home can lower your expenses as construction progresses, and will greatly appreciate in value and time goes by.

Your hired contractor will work to source quality materials that will fit your custom home’s budget. Tradespeople that work on custom home projects can manage your resources better than you can. They know how to maximize your budget by connecting with their network of suppliers.

Customer builders also have more buying power. They have access to affordable materials in a competitive market without compromising the safety and quality of their construction process. Tradespeople often have an extensive network of local suppliers with discounts and competitive prices.

Let’s get to work on your Dream Home Now

With all the advantages of hiring our team for your custom home, you can turn your dream designs into a reality. You can enjoy more design flexibility and put your budget to work on only the things you want.

Learn more about your options by contacting us. Tell us about your design ideas, and let’s start working on them today!

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