The Four Most Frequently Asked Questions When Building a Custom Home

As an architectural design firm, there are a few questions clients frequently ask us at the beginning of the design/build process. Building a custom home can feel overwhelming – after all, your dream home is likely one of the biggest investments you’ll make.

At C&C Partners, we understand how difficult unforeseen challenges building a home from the ground up can be. We want you to go into new home construction feeling confident, comfortable and informed. For your reference, we’ve compiled a list of the four FAQs we receive about custom home building.

Why Custom Home Building?

If you’re considering a custom home design, you’re likely weighing it as an option against remodeling an existing home or purchasing a ready-made property.

Custom home building offers several advantages, the first and most obvious being that your new home will be exactly what you want it to be. It’s all in your hands – from features to layout to style. Custom home design offers a level of creativity you can’t get any other way.

Secondly, custom home building allows you to live comfortably while your dream home is being built. If you’ve ever lived in a home while it’s being remodeled, you know how frustrating and messy it can be to navigate a half-finished kitchen or living area.

Lastly, a custom design/build home can be built on any piece of land you like – no need to choose between a home you love and your ideal location.

Why Build a Custom Home and Not a Spec Home?

Speculative or “spec” homes are designed and built based on what builders believe the market wants. You may be able to choose between a few different layouts and colors, but most of the design process has been done for you.

While these homes can be beautiful, they aren’t tailored to you. Often, spec home buyers are left underwhelmed by a property that isn’t built to their specifications. Custom home building allows you to create something uniquely yours. 

How Long Does Custom Home Design Take?

While every project is unique, custom home building typically takes from 12 to 18 months. 

By working with an all-inclusive design/build firm, you can expect the process to run efficiently and smoothly. We’ll get all the design, budget and permitting details ironed out in the earlier stages to ensure the actual construction goes on without a hitch.

When Should I Build a Custom Home?

Extreme weather can pause construction in some parts of the country. Luckily, Southern California doesn’t typically have to worry about that. Rain or shine, we’ll get your custom home done on time.

C&C Partners provides the finest home-building experience. Our design/build firm has completed stunning custom homes for clients across the country, ensuring exceptional service at every stage of the process. With your vision and our expertise, we’ll create something extraordinary. Contact us online or call (310) 322-0803 and tell us how we can service your needs.