7 Custom Home Building Myths Debunked

7 Custom Home Building Myths Debunked

Myths about custom home building could be preventing you from having your dream home. Building a home to specifically meet your needs, personality, and lifestyle can completely change your life for the better. But negative talk about custom home building may have persuaded you against it. Luckily, those commonly heard disparaging words are just myths. Below are some of the most common myths and what you can expect from a reputable custom home builder while building the custom home of your dream.


Building a Custom Home is Expensive

It seems like building a custom home is only for the rich and famous, but the reality is it’s no more expensive than buying a comparable home. This is probably the most common custom home building myth. Building something to specifically meet your tastes seems like it would be considerably more expensive than buying a spec home. Building a custom home involves many variables including the size, location, style, and finishes. But building a custom home with Putnam Builders does not involve expensive CEOs, a board of directors, and marketing expenses like you would see with a large spec home builder. These saved costs are handed down to you, making your custom-built home no more expensive than one in the same area with comparable features.


Building a Custom Home Takes Too Long

With building any home certain factors, such as the weather and supply shipment delays, are out of the builder’s control. But beyond those factors, building a custom home takes no longer than building a spec home.

Once you finish the design of your home, the building process is equivalent to any other home. That said, the design process involving selecting your layout, exterior style, and finishes can hold up the building process. Luckily, Putnam Builders has a team of custom home design experts to help you make timely selections and keep the process stress-free.


You Need To Be a Building Design Expert

A valuable custom home builder will work closely with you to help you design your custom home that meets the needs of your family and lifestyle. You don’t need to know anything about home design and you’re not designing your home by yourself. At Putnam Builders we have a team of people to help you along every step of the design process to help make your dream home a reality.


Custom Home Building is Difficult

Building a custom home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. You can learn more about the custom home building process in our blog series below. At Putnam Builders we have mastered the home building process to make it as stress-free as possible for you.

Phase 1: Getting Started with Putnam Builders

Phase 2: Selecting a Location

Phase 3: Floorplan Design

Phase 4: Finalizing Your Contract

Phase 5: Drafting Permits

Phase 6: Construction Begins

Phase 7: Punch List & Move In


Custom Home Builders Push You Toward Expensive Options

Custom home builders that are not reputable may try to steer you toward expensive upgrades because their total profit is based on the total cost of the home. However, at Putnam Builders, we have been in the business for over 50 years and we know the value of solid reputation and client referrals.  If you’re unsure of a custom home builder check out their testimonials and ask to speak to a previous client. A quality custom home builder will have nothing to hide and will be proud of their reputation.


Custom Home Financing is Complicated & Difficult

There are several options for financing your custom home and Putnam Builders can help you select the right one for you. As a pillar in the community, Putnam Builders is well established with local lending institutions and can help you streamline the financing process.


You Need to Have Land Before You Hire a Builder

If you already have a lot you would like to build on, Great! But it’s not necessary to get started on your custom home build. In fact, Putnam Builders can help you find the perfect lot in the neighborhood and price range of your choosing. We’ve been building around the Gulf Coast of Texas for over 50 years so we are knowledgeable about the surrounding areas.


Talk To Us About Your Dream Home!

Let us help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of. Building your custom house with Putnam Builders will be an exciting and fun experience.

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Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.






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