Looking to build a home? Not sure who to use? The answer comes down to what you’re really after.
Are you on a tight budget? After something quick and simple? Don’t mind having the same house as your neighbour? A project home builder may be your best choice as they dominate this market. Mass production is key to being able to build these cheap, off-the-shelf homes. Turning over hundreds of these homes a year allows them to get better deals on materials and with contractors. Cheap materials are often also used in these homes to get prices as low as possible. Keep in mind that cheap things often don’t last as long nor feel that great to use.
Looking for something special, high quality and built to suit your lifestyle and taste? A boutique builder would be the better choice here. Working alongside a boutique builder and architect/draftsman will have any ideas you have for your home become a reality. Let your imagination and creativity go wild, but keep in mind that this luxury does come at a price. To provide custom designs, high quality materials and fixtures will eat up your savings a lot quicker.
To conclude, let’s look at it in another way. We all love food, right? Think about meat pies. In one hand a “mass produced stale service station pie”, in the other “grandmas crispy chunky beef pie”. Which would you choose?
Spend less, enjoy less? Spend more, enjoy more? That’s the question you must ask yourself.
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