The home buying process can be a daunting experience. It’s important to carefully weigh your options between buying a spec home, remodeling an older property or building a new custom home. At Watts Construction, we specialize in building beautiful custom homes in mid-Missouri including Ashland, Jefferson City, Columbia and Lake Ozark.


Why You Should Build a Custom Home with Watts Construction

Choosing to build a custom home offers a lot of unique benefits over purchasing a spec home or older home. We’ll break down the strongest advantages of building over buying, and you might be surprised at some of the pros.

Custom built homes from Watts Construction

Building a Custom Home Gives You Full Control

A custom home is called such because it’s truly customizable to your tastes and needs. At each step in your custom home building process, you will be the one to make the primary decisions on floor plans, building materials, finishes and more.


Why Your Floor Plan Matters

While the floor plan might not be as seemingly exciting as picking out flooring or shingle colors, the floor plan of your new build is actually a very large advantage to building a home. Floor plans have changed over the recent decades, and most new builds have a more open floor plan as opposed to the traditional closed floor plans of older homes. Open floor plans allow the homeowner to utilize their space more fluidly, especially if you enjoy entertaining.

When choosing a floor plan that works best for you and your family, consider how you’ll be using your home and which spaces you’ll use the most. As we mentioned, those who entertain a lot might want an open floorplan with the kitchen, dining and living areas connected. Those who cook a lot might want a larger kitchen, while those who really enjoy outdoor hobbies might need more storage space. If you have children, choosing a floor plan that positions their bedrooms near a bathroom could be advantageous, and it might serve well to position any room where you intend to work late or make significant noise away from sleeping areas.

The floorplan of a spec or older home may not fit you or your family’s needs in the best way possible. Choosing a custom home means you can hand craft the layout that will serve you best.


Let Your Personal Style Shine Through with Unique Finishes

Spec homes, even new ones, have a tendency to look very similar. This can be a great thing for home buyers who are looking for something move-in ready, but it doesn’t leave much room for your personal style to shine through in your home. This is especially true if you have a preference for something besides what is considered modern, standard and trendy. If you’re wanting to use a special siding color, type of flooring or interesting finishes, building a custom home affords you those options. This is your chance to make room for a professional oven with ventilation hood and warming lights that wouldn’t fit in a standard kitchen, or install a clawfoot tub or incredible shower, or even add laundry chutes to bathrooms.

If you’re wanting to replicate the style and architecture of a different era (farmhouse, colonial, southern, etc), a custom home means you can recreate your dream without the hassle of repairs and remodeling.


Custom Homes Give You Peace of Mind

There’s nothing worse than finding the home you’ve always wanted only to discover it needs a new roof, there’s a water leak or you’ll be unable to remove the random wall but can’t because it’s a support point for the ceiling.

Custom homes are brand new and built the way you want, so there won’t be costly repairs or remodeling projects to put on your list of things to do. You’ll also know exactly what types of materials were used, and can select long-lasting and higher-quality supplies and materials for your build.

Once your custom built home is complete, it’s ready for you to move in and begin living your life without worry or fear.


Build the Custom Home of Your Dreams in mid-Missouri

If you’re looking to build a new custom home in Ashland, Columbia, Jefferson City or Lake Ozark, call Watts Construction. We have years of experience building beautiful and well-crafted custom homes that suit the needs and tastes of our clients. Nothing brings us more joy than the look of happiness on someone’s face when they see their dream come true.


Watts Construction builds beautiful custom homes at the Lake of the Ozarks

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