Although the average American family consists of three people, there are plenty of U.S. residents who come from families that are much larger. Whether you’re a blended family, have adopted several children, or are pursuing a unique living situation that brings multiple generations together under one roof, you’ll face some specific challenges when looking at homes for sale. For many people, it makes much more sense to build a custom home to accommodate the entire family. Here are just a few reasons you might want to consider new construction homes that are built especially for your loved ones.
Greater Flexibility for Unique Needs
One of the most obvious benefits that custom homes can provide is the opportunity you’ll have to infuse your specific needs into the design from the start. Rather than trying to make an existing layout work for your kids or having to knock down walls and make major changes later on, you can tackle your biggest priorities right away. Because you’ll be starting from scratch, the possibilities will be endless. That way, you won’t have to struggle to ensure your family’s needs are met; instead, you can make certain that they’re addressed as an intrinsic part of the design.
Accessible Community Ties
Real estate is all about location, location, location. But for many families, it’s not enough to be conveniently situated in a prime area. Larger families may also want the benefits that custom home communities can provide. When you opt for properties that are part of custom home communities, you’ll have a sense of support built right in. Having a friendly and safe atmosphere, along with lots of other families with children close by, can make all the difference in your living experience. If you ever need assistance or want some socialization outside your family, you won’t need to look far. If that “small town” feel is high on your list of priorities, custom home communities can provide that — even if you’re living in a larger city or highly populated suburb.
Personalized Areas for Entertaining
In addition to addressing the functional necessities for your family, building a custom home can also allow you to add in the “wants.” If you’ve always wanted a large entertaining space or big backyard (for your equally impressive extended family!), a custom home will allow you to address those desires. Rather than spending months searching for the perfect property and being inevitably disappointed when compromises need to be made, you can put your personalized spin on your home and make sure those particular dreams are realized. That can allow you to remain in your home for a longer period and really make the most of your home ownership over time.
More Options for Multi-Generational Living
According to Pew Research Center data, 64 million people (or 20% of the entire U.S. population) lived with multiple generations under one roof in 2016. What’s more, 12% of all home buyers purchased a multi-generational home in order to care for aging relatives, accommodate older kids moving back home, and to ultimately cut costs. But if your family plans to have multiple generations living in one home, you may find it challenging to zero in on an existing property that provides what you need. Whether you’d like a separate entrance for an in-law suite, need to make a home that’s more accessible for aging in place, or would do better with a customized layout that provides additional privacy and functionality for all ages, custom home communities can provide those solutions.
While it might seem like a custom home could take longer to build, finding an existing property that ticks all of the necessary boxes for larger families can be a huge challenge. In many cases, a custom-built home can make the entire process less stressful and more exciting. To learn more about our custom build options, please contact us today.