In a residential real estate market that’s rife with sale-by-owner, foreclosed and spec-built homes, you may wonder if it really makes sense to custom-build a house. The answer to that question is: “It depends on you.” If you’re simply looking for a place to occupy, find a good pre-existing home and be done with it. On the other hand, if your goal is to live in your dream house and you know that “good enough” won’t ever be good enough, building a custom home is completely worth it.

Having your new house custom built from the ground up offers plenty of benefits. Obviously, the first and biggest advantage is the freedom to design it exactly the way you want. For many people, this alone is worth the effort of going custom-built. Dictating the ideal size of your bedroom and the exact layout of your bathroom along with every other detail is a dream come true.


Custom building allows you to create dedicated spaces that meet your family’s unique needs, such as building in an artist’s studio, a room to store and enjoy your album and CD collection, a small home gym and much more. The process also guarantees that storage space, which often seems to be in short supply in pre-existing homes, will be plentiful since you can build as much as you require.

It is typically far easier to incorporate different and better construction materials and new technology into a custom-built home. Complete control also means getting the most energy efficient structure possible, which translates to smaller energy costs in the future. Because your house is new and you oversaw every step in the building process, you know that your home repair bills will likely be minimal for years to come.

As you can see, the benefits you get from building a custom home can far outweigh any potential drawbacks. If you’re looking for the ideal home for your family, it’s time to consider breaking ground on a new custom-built home.

Contact Oz Custom Home Builders today to discuss a plan for building your dream home or to get more information about the process. Call us at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.