The Most Powerful Reasons Why You Should Build a Custom Vancouver Home

There are some powerful reasons why you should build a custom Vancouver home:

  • The best way to get exactly the home you want is to build it
  • A custom home is your chance to show off your individuality through custom Vancouver home design
  • Because of the speed at which the market changes, there will never be a more perfect time than right now to build a custom Vancouver home

The Best Way to Get Exactly the Home You Want is to Build It

It’s time to face a harsh reality. While Vancouver has some beautiful, elegant, functional homes with Old World style, in most cases these aged homes lack the amenities most needed by today’s families. This is especially true because of the changing family dynamic as well as societal shifts.

Parents coming to live with their children – While the trend of parents moving in with their adult children is something which has always been done, things are a little different now. An older home might have a single bedroom a parent could sleep in, although options for more space are largely missing from most older homes. If you build a custom Vancouver home, you can have a full suite for your aging parent, which will give them space to call their own on those occasions when they might want some privacy without being stuck in an extra bedroom.

Children returning to the nest – When your children were young, a bedroom might have been all they needed. Today, there is a societal shift that has adult children returning home to live with parents for sometimes extended periods of time. It might be because adult children are saving for a down payment on their first home, due to a job loss, or simply because they haven’t yet married. Whatever the reason, building a custom Vancouver home gives you options in the living arrangements available to your adult children.

More people working from home – Even before the Coronavirus pandemic upended the way many people earn their incomes, more and more people were telecommuting or otherwise working from home. This brings a series of challenges, including a need for a dedicated workspace (much more than is available by simply placing a desk in the corner of a living room or tucking an office away in a small, windowless bedroom). If you custom-build your Vancouver home, you’ll get exactly the kind of workspace you want because you will have built a home with the amenities you really need.

A Custom Vancouver Home is Your Chance to Show Off Your Individuality Through Custom Vancouver Home Design

You’re an individual, and what matters to you will be very different than what matters to me or anyone else. Does a fully appointed kitchen with an elegant quartz countertop of a certain color appeal to you? How about a massive walk-in closet that will let your spouse (or you) find a place for your collection of handbags, shoes, or clothes? A home theatre that will let you entertain guests with high-definition surround sound?

With a custom-built Vancouver home, you can do all of these things – and more.

A custom-built home can be perceived by some as a status symbol, a reward for a life well-lived. Should it not be more?

Building a custom home in Vancouver could be seen by some as a chance to show off for family and friends, which is a purely emotional reason. However, you should also consider building a custom Vancouver home for practical, logical reasons.

Because of the Speed at Which the Market Changes, There Will Never be a More Perfect Time Than Right Now to Build a Custom Vancouver Home

One of the most important reasons you should build a custom Vancouver home is one of practicality. The market changes at warp speed, and there’s no way you’ll be able to beat the changes by standing still.

Regulations change rapidly – Building standards and requirements change regularly. Many (some might argue, all) new regulations bring with them compliance costs. Maybe it is a new landscaping requirement or something else. Since each community in the greater Vancouver area follows its own regulation model, the cost can fluctuate wildly and can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to a custom building project with the stroke of a pen.

Inflation will erode your savings – Inflation has been a fact of life for a long time, and more so in the last couple of years. When inflation is firing up more than usual, your ability to hold onto your cash until things cool down could quickly price you out of the market. A smarter move could be financing the construction project because you will be repaying the loan with what essentially feels like a discount (because of the way inflation works in your favor with borrowed funds).

A custom Vancouver home has built-in savings opportunities compared to buying an existing home – It is no secret that the greater Vancouver area has aggressive energy efficiency standards. If you build a custom Vancouver home, you will immediately begin saving money on heating and cooling costs compared to what you would spend if you simply purchase an older existing home.  

A Final Thought

The thoughts above are just a few of the details that go into planning custom Vancouver homes that are built to last. There are many pieces of the custom home building puzzle – budgeting, design, planning, building, and many others – that can help you make your Vancouver custom home a reality for you and your family.

When you’re ready to begin a conversation about how Larch Custom Home Construction can be a valuable resource in building your custom Vancouver home, you can reach out to us to get started.

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