Tips For Building Your Custom Home

May 27, 2020

There is a popular belief that building a custom home can sometimes be a frustrating process. However, with the right experience, a team of knowledgeable professionals, and the following tips, any number of complications and/or pitfalls can be avoided. In fact, at River Landing we have a Custom Home Program created specifically to ensure that your residential project goes smoothly. That said, consider the following as compiled by your Custom Home Program Manager.

Find The Right Custom Home Builder

Having the right custom builder handle your home is vital to the project’s success. At River Landing our Custom Home Program is comprised of three very talented companies: River Landing Custom Home Builders, Johnny Taylor, Inc, and Legacy Home Builders. All of our builders have experience with design or have a “go-to” designer that will allow your home to reach its full design potential, as well as help your project have flexibility along the way to completion. A custom home designer and builder should also have knowledge of the area in which they are building. Should you choose a builder outside of the River Landing Custom Home Program, you will want one who will ensure that your home is prepared to weather its environment and fit in practically. Be sure to always investigate your home builder’s licensing, insurance, and testimonials, and make sure they match up with your stylistic choices.

Keep The Function Of Your Custom Home First

When designing your custom home, make sure that the functional aspects are at the front of your mind. Electrical outlets are a good example. A traditional den may have an outlet for the television and component, one for a lamp, and one accessory outlet. But in today’s device-rich world you may want to have the aforementioned outlets, as well as another for a couple of mobile phones, one for your noise-canceling headphones, one for your WiFi range extender, and one for your home security camera.

The aesthetic of the home can be tailored to suit the layout and features, so the visual aspects of a custom home should not take priority over how the home functions to suit your lifestyle.

Plan For The Future

It is true. We are not promised tomorrow. However, it is a good idea to at least plan as if we are. Without losing sight of what will help you in the here and now, it is important to ensure that the home will suit your future lifestyle. Maybe you are concerned about mobility for you or your family. Maybe children and/or grandchildren are a point of consideration. Perhaps you don’t want to climb any stairs to get to your media room. Planning for these possibilities can keep your custom home as convenient and as perfect tomorrow as it is today!

Avoid Trends

Nothing speaks to a home’s age like trendy, of-the-moment fixtures and textures. While wallpaper has made a comeback in recent years for its ultra-stylish prints, dimensional fabrics, and ease of installation, it was long thought that a home with wallpaper was a bit too Graceland to live in this millennium. No one wants to build a home that goes out of style faster than a spring break armband tattoo. Select fixtures, features, and even colors that are classic so your home always looks current.

Trust Your Custom Home Builder

When it comes down to completing your project in the most practical, efficient, and cost-effective way possible, your custom home builder should have a wealth of experience and success. Trust that your builder (along with your Custom Home Program) will work in your best interests and keep your home on track.

To learn more about these tips for building your custom home at River Landing, or if you are interested in our Custom Home Program and program builders, visit us online at or call 888-285-4171.

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