Custom Versus Semi-Custom Homes: What’s the Difference?

So, you’ve decided to build your dream home. While the home building process is an exciting time, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. One of the first–and most important–choices to make is deciding if you want a customized home. Before selecting a builder, you have to do your research. While some homes are completely custom, there is also a type of home that is categorized as a semi-custom home.

Let’s break it down for you.

A custom home project is where the buyer works directly with the builder to design, plan, budget, and hand-select each and every detail of your home from the construction, layout, and finish. In layman’s terms, custom home builders can help you determine the number of bedrooms, type of flooring, if you want to add a pool, and more. A custom home is just that–custom. It is perfectly tailored to your unique style and preferences.

A semi-custom home, on the other hand is a bit more complex. While you are able to select flooring, elevation, and finishes, your options are very limited. Essentially, the buyer would reap the benefits of a move-in ready home while having the ability to choose certain features. These features are often restricted to appearance, rather than functionality. When you work with semi-custom home builders, you select your home layout from a provided list of floor plans and “custom” your features from there. So, if you decide to add an outdoor kitchen to your backyard space, that would be a completely different project and expense.

At the end of the day, the goal is to have the home you’ve always envisioned for you and your family. When you work with custom home builders like Sam Rodgers, you are guaranteed the home you’ve always dreamt of. The home where holidays are celebrated with your family. The home where memories will continue for generations to come. The home where every detail is uniquely you.

Get in touch with a Sam Rodgers representative today to start building the home of your dreams!

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