Are your children grown and on their own, leaving you with a larger home than what you need? Or is your small family getting larger and your current home doesn’t offer you the room you need to expand? No matter what your reason for being in the market for a new home, there’s no doubt that you’ll find plenty of choices available. But what about building a custom home to meet your unique needs and preferences?
For many potential homebuyers, a custom built home isn’t something that initially comes to mind—but when you consider the many benefits of building a luxury custom home in Chicago or anywhere across the North Shore instead of buying an existing home, a custom home is an attractive option. Let’s take a closer look at the top benefits of working with a custom home builder in Chicago.
Custom home builders let you choose your desired location
Whether you’ve always wanted to live by the water or you’ve dreamed of a home nestled on a lot filled with mature evergreens and amazing sunset views, building a new home with luxury custom home builders in Chicago—like the Orren Pickell Building Group—means that you’ll be able to select a home site that works perfectly for your family and your vision for your home. Why fret over deciding between a top-notch public school system or an amazing lake view when a custom built home allows you to have it all?
You’d never know there was a hidden door in this lower level hallway. The wall covering and molding is continuous.
Get exactly the home you want with a luxury custom home
Certainly, there are numerous beautiful homes on the market today with amazing gourmet kitchens, spa-like master bathrooms and built-in shelving in the upstairs playroom that makes toy clean up a breeze. But the reality is that even the most beautiful home on the market won’t have exactly everything the way that you want it. Perhaps the cabinets in the gourmet kitchen stop short of the ceiling, or don’t have storage appropriate for your love of baking. Or maybe the space in the spa-like bathroom is great, but the layout wouldn’t be your first choice.
The only way to get a home that meets all of your specific needs and preferences is to build a custom home. You’ll be able to work with your Chicago-area custom home builder to choose every aspect of your home, from room size and location to surfaces and finishes.
Incorporate special finishes in your custom built home
Speaking of surfaces and finishes, a custom home allows you the opportunity to choose these important elements and to ensure that pieces that have a special meaning to you are featured throughout your home. For example, the hand-painted tile you brought back from your honeymoon in Italy can be used to accent your vanity in your master bath, and any special materials you’re interested in can be ordered during the design phase, allowing plenty of time for delivery.
Know (and choose) your material quality for your custom home
The adage that “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” holds true for houses, too. So if you’re buying a pre-built home, you can have an inspection and can observe for yourself the quality of building materials and work that went into it, but you’re still taking somewhat of a leap of faith—remember that other old saying about looks being deceiving?
Building a custom luxury home allows you to choose a builder whose level of quality and workmanship best reflect your own level of attention to detail. Additionally, your custom home builder can help guide you on which materials work best for a splurge and other materials where you may be able to get a luxurious look while saving some cash to upgrade other areas.
Your custom home showcases your personality
Whether you’re a technophile who loves everything electronic and automated or you’re an art lover with an extensive collection, your custom built Chicago or North Shore home can and should reflect your unique personality. For example, a technophile’s home may incorporate many different choices in lighting, placement of outlets and a focus on built-in home automation systems versus the home of an art collector which may focus on spotlighting prized pieces of art while protecting them from UV exposure.
Orren Pickell is Chicago’s preferred custom home builder
The Orren Pickell Building Group has been building luxury custom homes in Chicago and throughout the North Shore for the past 40 years. A multi-award-winning design/build firm, we work hand-in-hand with each of our clients to create a home that truly represents their unique tastes and needs. Let us do the same for you; get in touch with us today for a free consultation and let’s talk about making your dream home a reality.