Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Have a Custom Home Built?

Custom homes give you a chance to have a home that is the way you want it. It is new, designed to your vision, and unique. It isn’t a cookie-cutter home or a home that needs a lot of repairs or renovations. It is a home literally and figuratively made for you, ready to move in once it’s completed with limited other expenses after your mortgage and utilities.

Do Custom Homes Cost More Than Existing Homes?

This is a common concern, and has a complicated answer. Upfront, it is possible for a custom home to cost more than buying an existing home. The difference isn’t massive, at about 5 to 15% depending on the type of home, but it is there.

However, custom homes have better resale value, fewer repair costs, and better energy efficiency (with Melcom Homes, sometimes no energy costs at all). They also won’t require any remodeling to turn it into your dream home. The combination of all of these different factors make custom homes a better investment, even if the upfront cost may be slightly more.

I Want Something Unique/Special - Can You Help?

We can create custom homes that meet almost all design needs. The only exception will be those that do not meet code. There are some upgrades that some homeowners do with their houses that aren’t necessarily approved by building code. We strongly believe that following all ordinances is important for a custom home build (and for our liability). So we encourage you to contact us with your design idea, and we will let you know if it is something we can do.

What is a Sustainable Home?

Sustainable homes are homes that are built with sustainable materials (such as recycled materials or those that can be replenished), along with upgrades, like energy efficiency, that reduce energy consumption and – in the case of solar homes – live on entirely sustainable energy usage. We also use features that reduce water usage, build homes that are more naturally energy efficient, and more.

What is a Sustainable Home?

Sustainable homes are homes that are built with sustainable materials (such as recycled materials or those that can be replenished), along with upgrades, like energy efficiency, that reduce energy consumption and – in the case of solar homes – live on entirely sustainable energy usage. We also use features that reduce water usage, build homes that are more naturally energy efficient, and more.

What Kind of Architectural Styles Can I Choose From?

As a custom home builder, we can build with most architectural styles and designs. What matters is your own personal preferences. Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, Spanish, Mediterranean, Ranch Рwe want you to have your dream home no matter what style that may be.  

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