Tom_LucyWe have 2 new custom home starts in early summer in the Bend Oregon area. The recent increase in activity is being felt by all builders through-out Central Oregon, and is keeping the area’s subcontractors and suppliers busy as well. If you are considering starting a project it’s best to start the planning process early as it is looking to be a busy building season in Central Oregon!

In essence a custom home is a home designed from scratch, designed to suit the characteristics of the land and climate where it is being built. Deschutes County, and Central Oregon in general, have diverse geographic features and micro-climates that should be considered with each home project. Most importantly a custom home is designed around the circumstances and lifestyle of the owners. For instance when you have a young family you’ll want a home that is very different than when you are an empty nester.

Every custom home does not need to be finished to the same degree, or be an executive level home.  A custom home can cost virtually the same as a home from a stock plan. The additional design cost above the stock plan costs for a custom home are a very small part of the overall construction budget.

There is more time needed at the beginning during the design process for a truly custom home, but the additional time need can be as little as a matter of a couple of weeks.

So if you are thinking of a new home project, consider a custom home where your new home design starts with a blank piece of paper and a dream!