Building a Custom Home in Maryland and Washington DC
Building a custom home is exciting. It’s a way to express your personality while simultaneously making sure that the house you live in meets your needs. Building a custom home, rather than one that has already been designed, gives you more freedom and the ability to customize.
When you’re committing to this kind of project, it’s essential to know what you’re getting into ahead of time. Unfortunately, not everyone makes their designs as custom as they claim to. With Winthorpe Design and Build, though, you will always get what you pay for.
Why should I Build a Custom Home?
Building a home is always a significant accomplishment and can be a huge step in your life. This is even more true for people who get their homes custom-built to fit all of their design preferences.
Your home should be an extension of yourself, and a custom build is exactly that. When you custom-build your home, you’re guaranteeing that your home will be one of a kind. That being said, it’s a long and expensive road to go down, and many people question if it’s worth it in the end. We certainly think so.
Still, if you want specific reasons why we think you should build a custom home, here are just a few.
A Home can Last Generations…
Especially if you make your plans correctly, your home can serve your needs for years to come. One of the main reasons people feel forced to sell their home and move away is because their family size is increasing and they don’t have enough room.
Pre-built homes or those designed for someone else can work out for many people. However, they tend to present many issues when it comes to remodeling or expanding. The initial structure of the home often gets in the way.
Custom homes give you more opportunities to plan for the future and leave room to expand. You can design a home with the space you need for your current everyday life and then add on later if need be.
A Custom Home Will Fit Your Lifestyle
Many real estate agents tell you that they have the “perfect home for you” no matter what house they’re trying to sell. But how can they have the perfect home it was built for someone else? Your real estate agent doesn’t really know you – their main goal is to make the sale and move on.
When you work with custom home designers, like those at Winthorpe Design and Build, you open up endless possibilities. Not only that, but you’re involved in the process from start to finish. When you sit down to work side by side with one of our designers, you’ll get a say in every decision, from the floor plan to the paint on the walls.
You will also be working more closely with them and making sure that your everyday life and functional needs are factored into the designing and building process.
What are the Steps to Designing my Custom Home?
- Know why you want a custom home and what you want out of it.
- Communicate clearly to your designer what you need, and what you want to be included in your custom home
- Work together to find a lot that fits all of your requirements.
- Lay out a basic sketch of the home.
- Gradually work in more and more detail until it’s the perfect representation of your dream home.
- Sit back.
- Watch the builders work their magic and bring your dream to life.
How do I Know Who to Hire?
That’s an easy one! When you’re building a custom home, it’s essential that the blueprints are precise and that you have good communication between the designer and the builder. That can only mean one thing: you need a design-build firm!
That’s exactly what our Winthorpe Design and Build teams specialize in. We’ve been working in the design-build industry for over three decades, and we’ve been refining and perfecting our strategy for custom design-and-build homes the whole time.
Before our teams of designers and builders became experts at custom homes, we mainly worked in the world of remodeling. We still do that when our customers need it, but we primarily focus on custom builds. About 30 years ago, our first client came to us requesting a custom build. They had completed multiple renovations with us before, and they kept finding that they needed more and more. They thought about it and decided to start over with a completely custom build.
We had never done that kind of thing before, but since we’d worked together so much, they had come to trust us and insisted that we were the best people for the job. We were unsure, but in the end, we delivered the perfect custom home they wanted.
Since then, we’ve never stopped trying to improve and have become some of the best builders and designers in the Washington DC and Maryland area.
Winthorpe Design and Build
If you want a custom home, don’t let anything stop you from setting up a consultation with us today! If you want to learn more about a design-build firm in the Maryland area that genuinely cares about you, click here and feel free to look around.
We look forward to working with you!