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CUSTOM BUILD YOUR HOME

WITH A MIX OF MATERIALS

As a homeowner planning for your dream home, you probably want something that is as individual as you are. One of the primary things to consider to make your home truly yours is the building materials that will be used. To make some decisions, you’ll want to take several things into consideration, such as the area where the home will be located as well as your tastes and preferences.

HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A CUSTOM HOME

As you ponder the option of building a custom-designed home, there are several considerations that should come to mind. In addition to your budget, one of the main things to consider is the location of your new home and its proximity to your job, your kids’ schools, and other important places you wouldn’t want to compromise on.

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT INTERIOR IDEAS FOR YOUR CUSTOM-BUILT HOME

As you plan for your custom-built home, there are many things to consider if you are going to assemble a complete picture of the final result. It’s best to write down all the ideas you have so you don’t miss out on any of your preferences. 

THE FINE DETAILS: PREPARING TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME

Whenever there is a project to be done, it is important to have adequate preparation to help ensure success. Planning for a custom-built home is no exception. You will want to keenly evaluate your options and make the best possible decisions to turn your vision into your dream home.

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Custom Build Your Home With a Mix of Materials

As a homeowner planning for your dream home, you probably want something that is as individual as you are. One of the primary things to consider to make your home truly yours is the building materials that will be used. To make some decisions, you’ll want to take several things into consideration, such as the area where the home will be located as well as your tastes and preferences.

Custom building gives you the freedom to explore all the available options. Obviously, one of the most common materials used is timber. But even while it is standard, you can still make it unique. The following post explains how this can be done:

Natural Beauty in a Washington Timber Home

One-of-a-kind charm meets smart, simple design in this Washington timber home.

When you live your life in the fast lane, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s nice to be able to retreat to a second-home getaway that’s intimate, inviting and downright dreamy. Enter the Big Chief Mountain Lodge.

Located in Wenatchee, Washington, based in the foothills of the Cascade Range, the home feels more like a cozy cabin than a mountain lodge, but that doesn’t mean it’s not set to impress. Read more at Timber Home Living…

Thinking outside the box will give you tons of ideas to implement in your timber home, as shown above.

If you want to push the design of your home further, you can utilize a combination of different materials in your custom build. For example, the following post shows how three different materials were used to make a home unique:

This Family Home In Mexico Enjoys A Palette Of Wood, Steel, And Stone

RAMA construction and architecture have designed this new family home, located in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The home has been designed with two cantilevers that give shape to the front and rear facades.

A palette of materials like wood, stone and steel give the house its identity.

There are two floors and a basement level. The ground floor has an office, living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace. Upstairs, there are the bedrooms, and in the basement are the service areas like laundry, garage, utility room, etc. Read more at Contemporist…

Blending materials will give your custom home an individuality that will make it feel like it could only belong to you and also turn heads in the process.

When considering a combination of materials, you can actually bring some of your past memories into your new home with reclaimed materials. In this way, some of the sentimental value attached to your old home will be part of your new home. The following post explains how one couple did this:

Home with Exposed Brick and Reclaimed Wood Interiors

This home, located in Watercolor, FL, was beautifully designed by Courtney Dickey and T.S. Adams Studio to showcase the homeowners’ great taste for interiors with exposed brick and reclaimed wood interiors.

According to the designer, most of the reclaimed items in the home came from the homeowner’s property in Alabama (the pine beams, flooring, brick etc). The floors and beams were cut from family land at their own sawmill.  Read more at Home Bunch…

Are you ready to learn more about how completely personalized your custom-built home can be? Then it’s time to contact OZ Custom Home Builders and begin the process of getting your own one-of-a-kind dream home. Call 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Consider A Custom Home

As you ponder the option of building a custom-designed home, there are several considerations that should come to mind. In addition to your budget, one of the main things to consider is the location of your new home and its proximity to your job, your kids’ schools, and other important places you wouldn’t want to compromise on.

It’s great to have a home that suits everyone in the family since it will offer the comfort and relaxation that a dream home should provide. A custom-built home is not just about appearance — it also provides a real sense of ownership and belonging. In order to understand more about the benefits of a custom-built home, read the following post:

5 Benefits of Building a New Custom Home

When we think of buying a home, we think of the financial ease being the main reason we purchase an existing home. There are many benefits to purchase an existing home and those reasons can vary from person to person. In Durango, especially, we have found that the market for pre-existing homes has definitely become more limited. Building a custom home on property is becoming more and more frequent. There are so many great benefits to building a new home that is built to your custom specifications. Read below to find out our top 5 reasons to build a custom home. Read more at Buena Vista Builders…

It is interesting to note that the number one reason indicated in the post above is energy-efficiency. The latest trend in the housing industry is to build homes that are environmentally friendly. This was not a major consideration in the past, but it can really pay off to have your home custom-made to include such vital elements today.

Another reason you may want to consider a custom-built home is the real estate industry’s new method for determining home values. The following post explains more on this:

Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016

Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, designs, layouts, and construction methods for single- and multifamily dwellings.

These 12 trends reflect ways to cope with environmental challenges, incorporate new building materials and methods, and alter the looks and functionality of our homes. Hear top designers and architects explain why these emerging trends are important and how they’ll influence real estate choices in the near future. Read more at Realtor Mag…

As described in the post above, life today demands that home decisions be made with such factors as climate, population trends and economic predictions taken into account. When you use these factors as guidelines, you can design a home that will be relevant both now and in the future.

Finally, a custom-built home gives you the option of using custom-designed furniture, or using furniture in a way that can transform a room into a multi-functional area. This will go a long way toward increasing the efficiency of your home. The following post takes a closer look at this concept:

When Should I go custom?

As with any aspect of design, it’s important to weigh where you want to splurge and where you want to budget. In line with our fashion comparison earlier, just as a Chanel boot or a Birkin bag ups your street-style game, a custom piece can elevate your whole room. And custom furniture works well many scenarios. In Patrick Janelle’s SoHo 1-bedroom apartment, a custom desk and high-top kitchen table-meets-workspace turned the common living area into a multifunctional room, ranging from entertaining to office. On the other side of the spectrum, if you’re lucky enough to live in a sprawling home, it might be hard to find the perfect coffee table or sofa to fit your enormous living room (and you can stop bragging now). Read more at Home Polish…

As you  can see, you have an incredible amount of freedom with a custom-built home. For this reason and many more, a custom home is a worthwhile investment that any prospective home buyer should consider.

Oz Custom Home Builders has been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades. We are ready to start the process of creating your perfect residence. To learn more about our home construction services, call us today at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Check Out These Great Interior Ideas For Your Custom-Built Home

As you plan for your custom-built home, there are many things to consider if you are going to assemble a complete picture of the final result. It’s best to write down all the ideas you have so you don’t miss out on any of your preferences. Unique interior designs are one such detail that you might not be focusing on early in the construction process. However, the benefits of planning decor and design from the outset are substantial. To that end, let’s take a closer look at some interior design ideas for your custom-built home.

Let’s start with a space that could easily slip your mind: The main hallway. In most cases, homeowners don’t give hallways the same consideration they give to actual rooms, assuming they don’t need much attention. However, the following post describes how you can transform your hallway from a simple passageway into something that’s much more:

How To Pack Personality Into Your Hallway

Personal bits

Add lots of personal bits. Things that reflect your personality say a little bit about you as a person — art, photography, and flowers so that anyone who enters automatically feels like they’re entering your world.

You don’t need much

This is a no-brainer but a skinny console, the odd piece or art, a mirror or some blooms are all you need to create an instant and fabulous first impression.

Everyday items

I’ve used a little hand-thrown pot for keys and spare change, a wire mesh basket to house umbrellas — pieces that house everyday items and make them look far cooler than they really are. Read more at Abigail Ahern…

You can make the most of any space you have (as the above hallway post illustrates). With just a little imagination you can make every part of your new custom home unique and user-friendly.

In addition to that, you can ensure that your home will meet all the different needs you have as a family. For instance, you can combine luxury with convenience and functionality. This will make it easier for you to have all your families favorite activities at different times, but under the same roof.

If you have a party, your home should be able to accommodate your guests just as comfortably as it gives your family some much-needed space for relaxing. The following post describes such a home:

The idea was to open up the daytime spaces, without compromising in flexibility. A high level of intimacy for each family member was achieved by a clear separation of the bedrooms.

“The end result integrates the kitchen and the office to the existing generous living room as an intersection of two rectangular volumes, with the dining area, right in the center of this intersection, becoming a hot spot of the house,” the architects said. “Thus, functions merge into a common image , where wood, both horizontally and vertically disposed, covering storage area, provides fluidity and unity of the space, creating a neutral background at the same time.” Read more at Freshome…

When it comes to planning for your new home, take everything into consideration and put extra emphasis on the activities that you know will be taking place on a regular basis.

Finally, many people are prone to overlook the beauty that plants add to the home — both indoors and outdoors. Even if you aren’t the first person one would think of with a green thumb, a touch of vegetation will add some life to your home. Here are some suggestions:

6 Ways To Use Indoor Plants As Home Decor

The color green goes with almost everything. So whatever color palette you might have in your living room or bedroom, green plants will only make it better.

Adding greens to your indoors helps clean the air, gives an instant uplift to the room and makes for an easy on the pocket decor idea.

Tall plants, like indoor palm trees which are low maintenance, can make a big room feel cozy. They also make for lovely decor especially when placed in a corner. Green plants when combined with a mirror add much needed life to a small room. Read more at Womens Web…

There you go! A variety of simple but effective ways to create wonderful interiors in your new highly personalized, efficient and environmentally friendly custom home.

If you are looking for a builder who will deliver on every level, contact Oz Custom Home Builders today. We have been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades. We are ready to start the process of creating your perfect residence. To make an appointment and learn more about our home construction services, call us at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Fine Details: Preparing To Build A Custom Home

Whenever there is a project to be done, it is important to have adequate preparation to help ensure success. Planning for a custom-built home is no exception. You will want to keenly evaluate your options and make the best possible decisions to turn your vision into your dream home.

Three factors that are of paramount importance for building your new home are financial implications, construction time and the nuts and bolts of the building process. This post will explore each of these things in detail so you can have a better understanding of the process that will lead to your new residence.

The following post takes a closer look at what you should expect to be the cost of constructing your custom made home:

What Does It Cost To Build a Custom Home?

The simple answer is that costs vary based on each individual home design. Construction costs for a custom home can range from $150 to over $400 per square foot, but cost per square foot is not the best way to evaluate the price of a custom home. It is best to evaluate the primary cost centers for construction, exterior materials and interior finishes to understand how they impact the design of a home. Building a custom home is a personal and highly individualized endeavor. Before you begin, make a list of the most important aspects of the home you want to design and determine how they will affect the cost of construction. Read more at Partners In Building…

Financial implications can be determined by using different parameters, as described in the post above. By familiarizing yourself with the possible expenses you can come up with a rough estimate of your costs and plan accordingly.

The next thing you need to know is the time factor. How long will it take to complete your dream home? Obviously this question is also tied to several other factors. But using general estimates, the following post describes the construction process in greater detail:

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

If you’re considering building a custom home, you might have many questions. You’ve almost certainly wondered about the timeline for building a custom home. This is one of the most common questions we hear.

On average, building a new home takes about six months. But few homes are average. The length of time it takes to build a home can vary. Modular homes may take just three months. On the other hand, large custom-built homes can take up to 16 months.

These things can affect how long it takes to build a home: Read more at Maverick Custom Homes…

As you can see, even the weather is something you need to consider when you’re formulating a plan to custom build a home. Therefore, you will want to choose the time of year that will offer the longest stretch of good weather to avoid major delays.

Finally, you should have an overview of the steps that will be taken in the process of constructing your home. This will give you a picture of what to expect throughout the process right up to the very end. The following post describes the typical building process:

What to Expect When Building a New Home

Breaking ground on a new home is more than exciting. It’s a chance for you to make every last cabinet, closet, and paint color speak to you. It’s also something that might make you feel in over your head if you’re not aware of the timelines or building stages.

Depending on square footage, weather conditions, the availability of workers and supplies, and more, construction of a new home can take anywhere from three months to over a year. You’ll need to be prepared to make important decisions along the way and to experience setbacks. The truth is, whether you’re building a simple starter home or the ultimate abode, most homeowners find the home construction process a bit overwhelming. Read more at SafeWise…

There you have it: More details about the cost, timeframe and process of building your dream home. Now there’s just one thing left to do — and it’s a biggie — choose the right builder to work with.

There’s really no way to go wrong when you select Oz Custom Home Builders. We have been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades. We can build on your land or you may want to consider Trinity Ridge Reserve, a new upscale development in Fort Mill, SC. Details can be found on our website.

We are ready to start the process of building your perfect family home. To learn more about our custom construction services, call us today at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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