Building a House: The Pros and Cons of Starting From Scratch

You aren’t just looking for a house, you are looking for a home! Where do you even start? Do you build or buy?

If you think building a home is just for the Paul Bunyan’s of the world, you’re wrong! These days, it is super practical to build your own home. And you don’t need to go buy a new hammer to do so.

Now, building a house isn’t necessarily the easiest task; you will likely face challenges throughout the entire process. There are, of course, positives and negatives of building from scratch.

Read on to uncover the pros and cons of building your own home.

Pros of Building a House

Your dream home awaits!

You Are the Designer

The best part (and the biggest attraction) to building a house is that you get to be the designer!

Everything is just as you want it- the floorplan, the features, the appliances. Get just the counters you want with the flooring to match. Everything is YOUR choice.

The carpenter and interior designer in you has been hiding; time to set them free!

Everything Is Brand-Spankin’ New

No one has walked on the carpet, or used the oven, or most importantly, the toilet.

It is all new and sparkling, just for you!

Potential for Discounts and Savings

When you buy a home, you don’t always know what you’re getting in terms of upcoming costs. Building your own home takes away the guesswork in when things will break (at least for a long time).

Also, check out for manufacturer discounts with your building supplier. You can probably save a ton of money.

Cons of Building a House

Building a house can be stressful!

Patience Is a Virtue

The worst part about building a house? Usually, no matter what, there is a wait to move in. Can’t live in a house that isn’t built yet.

Things don’t always go as planned in home building, and you have to plan for bumps in the road. When you build your home, you’re not getting an immediate place to stay.

Where to Go?

Depending on where you live, there may not be a lot of untapped lands to build on. Unless you are knocking down a home, finding a good place to build may be difficult.

Unforeseen Expenses

While building a home may give you more options to save money with manufacturer discounts and warranties, unforeseen expenses can destroy the entire building process.

Somewhere in the Middle?

If you aren’t sure that you can build a house on your own but have no interest in buying something already made, there is a middle ground.

One option is to work with a company that specializes in building new homes. Usually, businesses that work on new construction projects allow the buyer to custom-build their home.

If you are interested in working with a company to build your forever home, places like this website can show you what is out there as far as guided house building.

Home, Sweet Home

Now that you have a better idea if building a house is right for you, you can start looking into floorplans and designs!

And when you throw your housewarming party in your beautiful new abode, don’t forget to invite us!