Building a Custom Home vs. Remodeling Your Existing Home

22 Feb Building a Custom Home vs. Remodeling Your Existing Home

If you’re looking to create a living space that represents you and your lifestyle, you may consider building a custom home or remodeling your existing one. Both options have pros and cons, and it’s important to weigh them carefully before deciding. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of each option to help you determine which is best for you.

Building a New Custom Home

Building a custom home from the ground up is an exciting opportunity to create your dream home exactly as you envision it. With the freedom to choose the location, size, style, and features of your home, you’ll be able to create a space that truly fits your needs and lifestyle. Here are some of the pros of building a custom home:

your visualization when you build a custom home

Your Vision

  1.  Complete control over design and layout

When building a custom home with Diyanni, you have the final say in every aspect of your home, from the number of bedrooms to the type of kitchen cabinets. Our team of experienced designers will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, incorporating your unique style and preferences into every detail of your home. During the design phase, we’ll also provide you with guidance on materials, fixtures, and finishes, helping you make informed decisions that meet your needs and budget. Our design process is collaborative, ensuring that you’re involved in every step of the decision-making process, so you can be confident that your home will be exactly what you want it to be.


perfect piece of land for Building a custom home

You found the perfect piece of land

  1. Ideal location

You can choose the location of your home and be in an area that best suits your needs. We are equipped to build the home of your dreams on a large piece of land outside of a community, or within a community, you get to choose. Our experienced team can provide valuable insight into factors like zoning regulations, utility access, and soil conditions, ensuring that you make an informed decision. Whether you prefer a rural setting with breathtaking views or a community that offers convenient amenities, we can help you find the ideal location for your new home.

Additionally, our team can work with you to determine the best placement and orientation of your home on the lot to maximize natural light, privacy, and outdoor living spaces. With Diyanni Homes, you can trust that every aspect of the building process, including land location, is handled with care and expertise.

Smart home Capabilities in a custom home

Smart Home Capabilities

  1. Latest technology and features when building a custom home

When building a new custom home you can take advantage of the latest technology and features available today. Thanks to innovations like z-wave technology, you can easily control various aspects of your home from your phone, and these products are also cost-effective. But technology isn’t the only thing that has changed in homebuilding. By combining new energy-efficient products with cutting-edge building techniques, Diyanni Homes can help you save a lot of money on heating and cooling your new home.

It’s worth noting that incorporating these technologies and efficiencies into an existing home can be challenging and expensive, often making it a poor investment. That’s why building a new custom home is an excellent way to take advantage of the latest innovations while also ensuring that your investment is a sound one.

Front porch of the Beringer plan

Front porch of the Beringer plan

4. Brand new

When you build a brand new home, you’ll have more time to do the things you love, as it will require less maintenance. Plus, every home we build comes with a comprehensive set of warranties, including lifetime coverage for roof shingles, windows, water barrier, and mechanical defects. You’ll also get a 50-year warranty on the subfloor, a 30-year warranty on interior plumbing lines and house wrap, and a 30-year structural warranty.

We provide other warranties too, as well as a 1-year builder warranty starting from the day you move in. Building a new home allows us to combine products that work together cohesively, providing the best fit and finish possible, and meeting our benchmark quality guarantee.

In contrast, incorporating new products into an existing structure can be difficult because they often don’t match up. This can lead to settling in the remodeling world, with the phrase “that’s just the way it is.” With a new home, you won’t have to deal with such issues, as everything will be designed and built to your specific needs and preferences.

Building a custom home allows you maximize your floorplan

Open-Concept Living Area

  1. Maximize Your Living Area

If you’re looking to construct a custom home, one of the biggest advantages is the flexibility to design a floorplan that suits your family’s unique needs. At our company, we recognize that families evolve over time and we take this into account when creating a floorplan that meets your current and future requirements. Our goal is to build homes that are not only timeless but also allow you to adapt to changes in your lifestyle over time.

We stay up-to-date with the latest trends and design ideas, such as converting traditional pantries into “messy kitchens” or transforming mud rooms into “family foyers” for better organization. By considering these and other design options, we can ensure that you don’t miss out on any important features. If you attempt to modify an existing home to suit your changing needs, you may end up with awkward and limited design choices due to the constraints of the original structure.

Building a custom home is cost effective

Building a Custom Home is Cost Effective

  1. Expense 

When it comes to cost, building a new custom home is typically more cost-effective per square foot than remodeling an older home. On average, remodeling can cost three to four times more per square foot than building a new home. This is because blending new construction with old materials is a complex and time-consuming process, leading to higher labor costs. Building a new home can take 8 to 12 months, depending on the type and location of the home.

At Diyanni Homes, we have a simplified building process that reduces complexity and streamlines the construction timeline. We prioritize clear communication with our clients and involve them in each step of the building process, from design to move-in day.

In contrast, remodeling can take anywhere from 4 to 18 months, depending on the extent of the renovations. The remodeling process can also be more stressful for homeowners since they often have to live in the home during the renovations.

Remodeling your existing home has some benefits, such as the ability to remain in a familiar neighborhood or area. However, when it comes to creating a personalized living space that meets your specific needs and wants, building a new custom home is often the best option.

If you’re looking for a home that truly reflects your style and preferences, we recommend exploring the option of building a new custom home. At Diyanni Homes, we have a range of inspiring home designs to get you started. Visit one of our model homes today to see our quality craftsmanship and learn more about the custom home-building process.

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