You’ve probably visited neighborhoods over the years filled with newer homes that, while maybe impressive in style and size, all look similar to the ones next door. At first glance, you might think that these are custom built homes. After all, they probably feature some degree of customization, whether it’s a different style of windows or garage door. But these houses aren’t true custom homes, they’re production homes.
The big difference between custom homes and production homes is that custom homes are designed, entirely, for you and your family – from the layout to the finishing details. Throughout the process, builders keep your taste, style and lifestyle at top of mind.
Production homes, on the other hand are typically built from the same design (although builders might modify homes within the community to some degree). Since only elements can be customized, they aren’t truly custom homes.
It’s important to note that we’ve seen some beautiful production homes over the years and certainly see their benefits. A production home can be a budget-friendly option. They can be appealing to someone who is planning to move to a different city in the near future, or to someone who simply doesn’t have an interest in living in a custom built home.
That being said, we strongly recommend doing your homework if you’re going this route for your next home. Choose a reputable, trusted production home builder with experience. As for any that claim they can build a home in a matter of three or four months – stay away. All great homes – whether they’re production or custom built – take time to build, if they’re built to last.
The benefits of building a custom home
As Cincinnati custom home builders, we can confidently say that we never build the same home twice. Each one is a work of art, as unique as our clients. With a custom home, you get to choose where you want to build. Custom homes are also ideal for those who want to live in a house that is good for the planet, and that will be as comfortable to live in in twenty years as it was the day you moved in.
Location, location, location
Production homes are usually built together on relatively inexpensive land. Custom homes, however, can be built anywhere. That’s one of the reasons Classic Living Homes can offer custom homes in amazing locations like the Meadows of Peterloon in Indian Hill. Simply put, you can choose where you want to build your custom home, and your builder can make it happen.
Attention to every detail
When you choose to build a custom home, you can decide on everything from the style of the house, to the floor plan, to the light fixtures and yes, even the door knobs. Prefer cooking on a gas stove? No problem. Want a gorgeous tile backsplash in the guest bathroom? You got it. It’s these details that make your home truly one-of-a-kind.
The highest quality and craftsmanship
With a custom home, you can choose high quality appliances and materials. And by working with an established custom home builder, you’ll have chance to connect with top architects, interior designers and landscapers as well.
Personalized service before, during and after you are home
The team at Classic Living Homes works with clients from conceptualization to completion. We take the time you get to know you and are serious about sticking to a timeline. This is how we craft homes that are completely tailored to your wants and needs.
Cincinnati LEED certification
Investing in a custom-built home means investing in the planet. Not only can you choose to work with a LEED certified builder like Classic Living Homes, but you can choose energy efficient appliances and eco-friendly materials that ensure your home is healthy and green.
Visit our gallery to see some of the custom homes we’ve built over the years and let us know when you’re ready to build yours. We’ll be a part of the process every step of the way.