A custom house is a special kind of home which has been designed and built according to the requirements of a particular client. Usually, an architect or a special home designer will be hired by the client to design the house. There is no predesigned plan at all when it comes to a custom home. It is designed completely according to the tastes of the client.
Custom homes differ from production homes in many ways. In a production home, the builder designs the home plan and builds multiple houses of the same design. These houses are then sold to different customers. These houses may cost a little lower than custom homes but they won’t be unique at all. Clients wouldn’t get that special feeling residing in a production home just like others. So, in case of a custom home, there is only one house built according to one design and that design is finalized only with the full consent of the client.
It is not a good idea to get into a custom home building project without a good designer. But, a lot of people do this mistake. It does not matter if it is a new custom home or a home remodel. A designer is needed.
A lot of people think that a designer is not required in the beginning of a project itself. They think they can hire a designer in the middle of a project which is a completely wrong approach. If you think you are spending a lot of money by hiring a designer, then you would end up with regret at the end of the project once you realize that the project has not turned out as you liked.
Your builder himself would suggest you a good designer. You don’t have to go looking elsewhere for a custom home designer. If the builder has no recommendations to make, then you can always go online and find a good home designer who specializes in custom homes. There are many directories on the internet which list details of the top home designers in the country.