Reasons To Build A Custom Home

by | Jan 15, 2018

There’s something special about walking over the threshold of a home you designed yourself.  Just like Cinderella’s slipper, a custom-built home fits your lifestyle and your needs perfectly.

While there are numerous reasons to purchase a pre-owned home, today’s Design-Build or built-to-suit homes offer more benefits than ever before.  So, these are the top reasons to build your own custom home:



A home built before 1990 is unlikely to reflect the current needs and desires of most home buyers.  Modern trends such as open floor plans, resort-style bathrooms, professional-grade kitchens, and home theatre rooms just don’t exist in most older houses.  So the biggest benefit of building a custom home is your ability to design it to be exactly what you want.

The house on the Hill or lovingly referred to as the “Sampson house” built by Teakwood Inc.



Building codes require higher energy efficiency standards than ever before, which translates to lower utility bills and less impact on the environment.  New homes now feature tighter-sealed building envelopes, energy efficient windows, thicker insulation, and better air filtration which can alleviate symptoms of those who have asthma or allergies.  Design-Build also allows homeowners to take a whole-house approach rather than adding in elements piecemeal, saving significantly more money in the long run.


We’ve all heard horror stories of older homes that passed inspection but then a year or two later, the roof leaked or the HVAC needed to be replaced.  Design-Build helps eliminate theses surprises. Not only are improved construction methods and cutting-edge engineering implemented, but you also get to choose the best building materials and appliances you can afford.  And many of these elements come with warranties and other guarantees, such as 30-year roof warranties.

Teakwood-Sampson project



More stringent building codes and advancements in technology mean that new homes tend to be safer. Hard-wired smoke detectors, garage doors with infrared beams, air conditioners with environmentally-friendly coolants, and materials with fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) keep your family healthier and safer.  Safety is especially important when building near the coastline.  Designing and building a new custom home allows you to take advantage of the latest innovations in high-wind zone home design and construction.

Teakwood-Sampson project

Built to your standards not cookie Cutter


We build how you want it not a prefabbed home, we work with you every step of the way to make your dream your reality home. Whereas with your big box builders you end up with what everyone else has, choosing from a few floor plans with a few options.  Here at Teakwood we work with you and your lifestyle to design and build the home that work complement your living habits.  ‘Always drop your keys and coats as you come in the door… Let’s plan a cabinet to catch and organize them.’




Pre-owned homes can be modified to meet your standards, but each alteration will cost you.  While changing paint colors and cabinet hardware might not be a big deal, removing walls or laying down new hardwood floors definitely are.  For example, the average kitchen renovation costs between $40,000 and $60,000!  So it’s not unusual for a custom home to actually be more economical than an older home that requires extensive renovations and repairs.

Custom homes offer the latest designs and the safest construction methods, all tailored to your family’s lifestyle.  Why endure the stress and cost of renovations when you can enjoy a home that fits you like a fairytale glass slipper?

We’d love to talk with you about making that fairytale a reality.