Building a custom homes allows you to get exactly what you want in a home


A custom home also provides you with the peace of mind that you’re getting a high quality house that is covered under a warranty


There’s a lot more expenses involved in an existing home beyond just the initial purchase price, buyer beware

Why A Custom Built Home Offers More Value than Buying a Resale Property

Finding a new home is a daunting process. You search endlessly online, squeeze as many showings into your schedule as possible, and compete with other homebuyers’ offers once you do finally find “the one”.

Even then, all this energy and time spent home searching can end up completely wasted in today’s competitive market, leaving you disappointed and your family still in need of somewhere to live.

While buying an existing home may seem like the easiest and only option, we recommend the custom-built home route. It provides you the opportunity to get exactly what you want in your home. Doesn’t that sound way better than dealing with yet another bidding war?

From comfort to personalization to durability, in this article, we’re going to cover why a custom-built home offers the very best value for your money over buying a resale property.

Reasons Why Building A New Custom Home Offers More Value

Low Maintenance Cost

Budgeting for maintenance and upkeep is an overlooked expense by many when buying a new home, especially older houses. Whether it’s a leaky roof or a drafty bedroom, existing homes almost always have something that needs fixing – which means more money you have to spend.

Thanks to our advanced building methods, one of the main benefits of a custom-built home from BrightLeaf is the low maintenance costs. This minimal maintenance means less money and time spent on costly home repairs and fewer sleepless nights worrying about the basement flooding or the kids’ bedrooms being warm enough.

Builder’s Warranty

With anything new, there most often is a warranty included to guarantee customer satisfaction. 

As custom home builders, we offer various warranties to provide you the assurance that your family is living in a safe and healthy home. The entire exterior of the home – the siding, windows, roofing, and foundation – is covered with a 10-year warranty. Everything else inside the home is covered with a 1-year warranty, aside from mechanicals which have a 2-year warranty.

Trendy Designs

Working with custom home builders also offers the opportunity to add your personal touch to every inch of your home. You don’t have to live with the previous owner’s poor taste or even wait until you’re ready to make cosmetic changes when you choose a custom-built home over an existing one.

Our building process also involves working with our in-house architect and interior designers to guide you through creating the home of your dreams. Pick out every tile, paint color, lighting fixture, faucet, and more to make your home feel… well, like it’s your home!

You can learn more about BrightLeaf’s incredible design process here or schedule a call with us now to discuss how we can help you design your dream home.

Energy Efficient Appliances

New construction homes are not only more durable because of modern building science, but they’re also significantly more energy-efficient. With the materials and appliances used in new construction homes, monthly utility bills are low and have limited need for frequent repairs or maintenance.

These appliances will also be the newest models meaning they offer better technology that keeps them running smoothly, putting off the need for any maintenance or even replacement.

Customizable Floor Plans

Similar to trendy designs, this home is customized to you – there won’t be anything urgent to change before (or after) moving in.

One major element in a custom-built home is the floor plan, which you will design with the guidance of our in-house architect. Aside from the room sizes, our architect will help you consider room placement, the flow of each space, and ways to maximize square footage so there isn’t any wasted space in your floor plan.

Customized floor plans are designed for the way you live – not just anybody. Whether you require handicap accessibility or want all secondary bedrooms to have their own bathroom, you can organize your floor plan to fit your lifestyle.

Great Investment

If or when you decide it’s time for your family to move, it’s no question newer construction homes have a leg up on other older homes listed for sale. Your home will have energy-efficient appliances and mechanical systems, younger structural materials, and have a design that is more relevant and appealing to the overall market.

While you may not be considering moving anytime soon during the building process of your custom-built home, it’s still important to see this as a worthy investment with a higher chance of profit should you choose to sell one day. Even if you have no plans on selling your home, there is no greater investment than the place you spend the majority of your life living.

Get the Most for Your Money with a BrightLeaf Custom Built Home

Buying a home in the current real estate market is exhausting – mentally and physically. All the time and energy used to locate the perfect property doesn’t guarantee securing an accepted offer, either.

As custom-home builders, we’ve helped multiple families avoid the stress of searching for an existing property by simply building them their own custom-built home. Our clients have homes that are more comfortable, designed to their exact style and specifications, require minimal maintenance, and endure even the coldest of Chicago winters.

From our spectacular warranties to our amazing in-house design team, a BrightLeaf custom-built home will provide you the maximum value for your dollars. Schedule a call with us now to save time and invest in the future of your home.

About BrightLeaf

BrightLeaf is an award-winning, custom home builder specializing in sustainable, modern energy-efficient homes as well as remodeling and renovations. We are also a  full-service real estate brokerage that can help you buy and sell in the Greater Chicagoland Area.

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