Many of us at some point have dreamed of building a custom home -- there's something about it that appeals to the independent streak in all of us. We at Matt Davis Custom Homes want to make that dream a possibility for families in the Morton and Peoria area. If you're ready to take the first step toward building a custom home for you and your family, click the link below to get in touch with us.
Otherwise, feel free to read below as we cover home building tips, things to avoid, materials needed, estimated costs, and floor plan templates.
One of the most important parts of the custom home building process is proper planning — which, as the saying goes, prevents poor performance. Building a custom home is a rewareding endeavor, but doing it from scratch is no simple task. Most people begin the process buy speaking with an architect and working through a few preliminary designs before hiring a home contractor or builder, but our goal is to cut out the middleman and simplify the process as much as possible. We'll help you draw up designs for your future home, taking your budget into account, and we'll provide a free estimate before we get into the building.
Admittedly, the custom home route will likely take longer than the normal home buying process, but the families we work with are always satisified with their decision once the project is done and they walk into their dream home for the first time. Nothing compares to that feeling.
Perhaps you're asking "What's the difference?"
With building a home, you have two options: a production build, or a custom build. A production build home is based on a library of floor plans, each with a limited array of personalization options. Conversely, a custom home is a one-of-a-kind house that offers a greater range of design choices, built on a single lot.
As a custom-home buyer, you get the unique opportunity to work closely with your builder and design a floorplan that takes natural surroundings like hills and trees into account, enabling you to make small changes like placing windows in the optimal locations.
With production-based home builders, you get:
With custom home builders, you get:
Many think of custom homes as sprawling and luxurious, plopped onto land most of us only dream about, but that isn't the case. A custom home can range from a simple ranch-style home to a more elaborate and multi-story floor plan designed around your lifestyle.
When building a custom home, your choices are nearly unlimited. The main restrictions are your budget and any building code or zoning limitations. If you find that freedom to create a home from a blank sheet of paper to be exciting, then building a custom home is likely for you.
Site preparation costs that you need to consider include environmental remediation and municipal zoning. Do you have a contingency fund for removing Asbestos in an existing structure? What about an underground oil tank? Are there any tree, water or streamside covenants that you will be subject to? Will you be building on a flood plain or in a Tsunami zone? All of these factors influence the cost of preparing and servicing your site.
Matt Davis has a design team that understands your taste and design style. Morton IL custom homes are our proud monuments of the passionate work that we do every day. We are experts when it comes to helping you build your dream home. You can review our portfolio and you will find many Morton IL custom homes that have brought joy to many families.
Local building processes are also covered with our extensive local experience. Our sub-contractors have also been very vigilant in the work that they do. This promotes trust in every team working on your home. As the design and building progress, you will find yourself as part of the team in realizing your dream. This is our promise as expert custom home builders in Morton IL.
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When it comes to professional services, Matt Davis can help. As custom home builders in Morton IL, we can assist you with any of the following:
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