Custom Home Building – What To Expect

Custom Home Considerations You Shouldn’t Overlook


Even if you already own a home, chances are that over the years, you’ve probably forgotten a thing or two about the process. And if this is your first time buying a new home, perhaps you need some guidance and some pointers to help you get started. Sure, friends and family can be great resources, and they love to share advice based on their experience. Still, unless they’ve gone down the road of building a custom home, they may not be the best people to talk to.

What many fail to realize is that building a custom home is different from buying a spec home, and since we want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible, we thought we’d share some pointers of our own. Since timeline, design styles, and interior selections are often overlooked in the early stages, here are a few things to consider regarding custom builders in Calgary.

Timelines and construction schedules. When you choose a Master Builder, such as RareBuilt Homes, you get the added benefit of having the team’s full attention. Your custom home should reflect who you are and how you live, so it’s essential to find a builder who will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs. Thanks to all the options and ability to fully personalize the design of your home, custom homes typically take a bit longer to build than spec. homes. On the other hand, cookie-cutter production homes take less time but tend to limit your ability to modify your home design. So if time is of the essence, you may end up sacrificing items on your must-have list.

Design style. Since developers dictate the look and feel of each community, spec. homes are more limited in terms of elevation options. That means that if you’ve been dreaming of a modern farmhouse elevation or have a desire to add some serious curb appeal with a custom design, your options are limited. Custom Homes, on the other hand, are built on individual lots allowing you the freedom to design an elevation exactly how you envision it.

Interiors, appliances, and finishes. Since custom homes are one-of-a-kind, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you do on the inside. Imagine having friends over for a movie night in your custom home theater, displaying your impressive wine collection in your climate-controlled cellar, or walking through a shoe closet that outshines even the most luxurious shoe stores. Unlike spec. homes, where appliance packages, finishing options, and interior selections are predetermined, custom homes allow you to use your wildest imagination.

Ultimately, the most important thing is that you find a space you truly enjoy. As the saying goes, home is where the heart is, and you deserve something truly unique. When you’re ready to explore custom home building solutions and bring your vision to life, RareBuilt Homes is prepared to help.


Because it’s your vision. We’re simply here to bring it to life.


Contact us today to learn more.