If you are interested in building an Alamo Heights custom home, there are a number of things to consider. Because the home is custom, it is up to you, the homeowner, to make most of the decisions about the home; everything from the home’s structure to the kitchen faucet. Unlike builders who build a specific model home and leave little up to the home buyer as far as decisions go, a custom home is a creation that will most clearly reflect you. It will be a direct reflection of your tastes, your needs, your desires and, ultimately, your budget. Although each home builder will have its own set of options regarding your Alamo Heights custom home, the following list details custom home features that are often offered by a number of Alamo Heights custom home builders:
- Ceiling height – Although a standard ceiling height is typically eight feet, many of today’s new Alamo Heights’ homes feature nine, and even ten, foot ceilings. You may have the option of choosing the ceiling height for your custom home. In addition, you may want to have vaulted ceilings in certain rooms of your custom homes, which will further add to your home’s price.
- Exterior building materials – As a custom home, you will generally be given liberty to choose your home’s exterior, although it’s important to know that your choice can greatly affect your overall budget. One of the most economical building materials for your home’s exterior is vinyl siding, although many homeowners choose a combination of vinyl siding and brick or stone, for example, to keep costs down. An all-brick or all-stone exterior, of course, will cost the most money and the price variants between brick and stone choices will vary greatly, depending on availability and difficulty of installation.
- Interior building materials – Often times, it is your home’s interior building materials that can put the largest dent in your budget. From hardwood floors to granite countertops, your choices for the interior of your home should be based on your budget and the durability of materials, as well as its look, of course. Some of your interior choices will be: cabinetry, flooring, lighting fixtures, moldings, faucets and other plumbing fixtures.