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5 Reasons to Build Your Own House

Written by:
Liliana Alvarez
Jim Petkiewicz

If you’ve ever paged through a designer home magazine and thought you could do a better job - now is your time to shine. Building a house is no small feat, but it is easily one of the most rewarding projects you could ever undertake.

So many people think that they don’t have the time or money to build their own home and often settle for much less because of it. Don’t let your apprehensions stop you from creating the house of your dreams.

This article will highlight five of the best reasons to build your own home this year. Don’t put it off any longer - take advantage of this time to break ground on your dream house.

     1. Cheaper

That is probably a cheap hook (pun intended), but with the stresses of modern life and the difficulties of the modern world economy, we need to get the most bang for our buck – and your house is no exception.

On average, a custom-built house costs 25% less to build than buying a premade one would – so what are you waiting for? If you’re savvy with your build, you could save even more.

     2. It’s Rewarding

If you have the time - building your own home can be the most rewarding project. There is just something so energizing about designing the house where you will make some of the best memories of your life.

Being the architect of your dream house fills you with such a sense of purpose and achievement that it is almost indescribable.

     3. It’s Easier Than You Think

Unless you lay each brick yourself, building your own house is easier than you might think. Make sure to use custom home building software so that you can stay on top of your project every step of the way.

Don’t listen to the naysayers - custom homes may take more time, and you’ll need to rent a place while you are building, but they are easy if you plan them well and hire the right teams.

     4. Inspiration Is Everywhere

When people built houses in the past, they generally tended to look the same. People were at a loss for beautiful inspiration, and unless they were architects - they typically just bought a pre-existing home.

Thankfully, these days with the internet, there are virtually no limits to your design - aside from budget, of course. Browse Google and Pinterest for inspirational ideas and choose designs that speak to you.

     5. Eco-Friendly

Building your own house can be the most eco-efficient decision of your life. Although Smart solutions and sustainable power options can be retrofitted, it is easier and cheaper to build and fit them from the start.

Make sure to build an eco-conscious home – not only will it help save our precious environment, but it will also save you tons of money down the line. Be wise with your material choices, and it could end up benefiting you in more ways than one.

By Liliana Alvarez

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