How to Customize Your Home for Your Lifestyle: Everything You Need to Know

Sometimes, your dream home isn’t available on the market— it needs to be built specifically for you. It can be difficult, though, to think of what you should include in your perfect home.

Not only will you want it to be beautiful (since you’ll be spending most of your free time here), but you’ll also need it to accommodate your lifestyle.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the best ways to customize your home.

Floor Plans Personal to You
Some builders follow strict floor plans, which results in the interior being structurally unchangeable and similar from house to house. This often means that the buyer gets little input in their design and exterior.

Our ‘Build It Your Way’ homes by Clark Wilson Builder, though, allow you to incorporate personalized choices into your floor plan that will fit your family’s needs best.

For example, you may what to reframe walls for a larger space, say reframe your utility room into a study by making it a few square feet larger. Similarly, you may want a walk-in tub for handicapped access, or other master bath modifications, like vanity or bathtub location.

Customization of your floor plan allows you to choose what makes the most sense for your family, and your home.

Different Price Points
As previously mentioned, you may not need all of the extra space that large homes provide, but could need a higher number of rooms or certain amenities.

Since you’ll have some influence on how your home is built, you can be sure to fine-tune its design to have everything you need in a new home personalized for you and your family.

As a general rule of thumb, you’ll often find that building a new home will actually save you money over buying a market home that already has everything you need. This is due to the fact that finding a home that has what you want without having more than you want is often extremely unlikely.

That is, of course, why building a dream home is such a reliable method.

Color and Decor
Customization wouldn’t be nearly as satisfying if you weren’t able to choose the color and decor of your new home. Since painting requires both time and money (especially when working on the home’s exterior), it’s far more practical to move into a home that’s already painted the way you want it to be.

Your home’s interior decor will cost even more money to customize if you attempt to change it since you’ll need to modify the physical structure of your home. Things like additional shelves, marble countertops, etc. may not be a possibility if you have to install them in a resale home.

You’ll also ensure that you have the appropriate amount of space for the decor you’d like to add. A kitchen island, for example, is a popular addition to a home that not every house is able to accommodate unless it was designed to have space for one.

Clark Wilson Builder also offers the ability to make customized changes to the exterior of your home. Love the stone look? Not a problem, changes such as using stone where brick is standard, or adding stone wainscoting on all brick elevation is no problem.

So, if you can clearly visualize how you want your finished home’s interior and exterior to look, be sure to tell your builder so that they can help bring it to life.

Clark Wilson Builder Can Help
Having constructed nearly 8,000+ single-family homes, Clark Wilson Builder has seen virtually every customized home scenario you could imagine. This means they have the experience necessary to accommodate your home’s design.

More importantly, we offer customers a significant amount of flexibility when deciding how the home is built, including customizing the design for bathrooms, kitchen, wall placement, flooring, etc. Put simply, if you could add it to a resale home, Clark Wilson Builder can be sure to include it when the house is built your way.

You can view an example of one of our customized homes here to see what we can do for you.

Knowing The Perfect Ways to Customize Your Home Can Seem Difficult
But it doesn’t have to be.

With the above information about how to customize your home in mind, you’ll be well on your way toward building one that’s perfect for you and your family.

Want to learn more about how we can help? Feel free to get in touch with us today to see what we can do.

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