Custom Homes Demystified: 4 Things You Need to Know

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Some homebuyers feel overwhelmed at the thought of planning and building a custom home, but with the right experts at your side and the right resources, the process of creating a unique home that meets all of your needs might be easier than you expect.

Read on to learn how you can make building your custom home the smoothest possible process.

Set your budget early

Custom homes can be a large investment, but nothing beats having a space that was made perfectly with you in mind. If you know you want a custom home, spend time researching, communicating with experts, and exploring various properties to try and get a solid sense of how much your dream home will realistically cost. 

Know your must-haves

When it comes to creating a home, the design is all about your wants and needs. One of the best ways to ensure you’re happy with the outcome is to make sure you know early on which elements of a home are essential! Search the web and social media to find examples of your ideal dwelling. Some favorite features include oversized closets for the fashion forward, a large backyard for the siesta lovers, and a first floor master bedroom if comfort is key. Since you’ll have a sizable influence on design you can choose to have one, all three, or even more! 

The right builder will help you find the right property

It’s often better to develop a relationship with a trusted, experienced builder before you ever make an offer on a piece of property. A builder with expertise in custom homes will be able to help you assess whether a piece of land will be suitable for the home you’re envisioning and what specific challenges a property might present. 

Keep your lifestyle in mind

When you’re building a custom home, you obviously want it to be beautiful and fit with your unique tastes — but just as important is the home’s functionality. Remember to keep in mind your day-to-day life in the home when making decisions, especially when considering things like layout, size, outdoor living space, energy efficiency, and more.

Ready to build your dream home?

S & R Development is a leading luxury custom home builder in Dallas, Texas. Custom homes in Dallas are a popular way to get everything you’re looking for, completely customized and unique to your needs. Get in touch with us to learn more today.



We are recipients of numerous awards for the design and quality of our custom homes including being named one of Dallas' Best by D Magazine.

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