For those looking to build a custom home in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, IDB Enterprise provides a Design-build process where the planning and construction teams work from conception to completion to develop a custom designed home.
Our team assists the homeowners in developing a property from the ground up that is streamlined and ensures that the concepts and goals are tailored and executed with the best approach to cutting time and cost.
Building a home is an exciting, rewarding, and life-changing project.
The more informed you are when planning your new home project, the better chance you have at avoiding those pitfalls.
The question that most people are faced with at a particular time of their lives is this: Should I build a house or just buy one?
Benefits of Building a Home Vs. Buying One
No doubt buying an existing home is a more convenient choice.
Still, there are other flip sides to building one that might outweigh the convenience factor for you.
We outlined them here:
The biggest reason to build your own home is complete customization.
When you buy a house, it’s already been made to someone else’s specifications.
You might love the layout and design, but you might also find things about the house that don’t suit your needs or taste.
If you’re building your own home, you can choose all of the materials and finishes, and decide where each room should go, among many other things.
Fewer Costs Upfront
When you build your own home, there are no closing costs or commissions paid to real estate agents or brokerages involved in selling a house — so that means more money in your pocket when all is said and done!
This is true, of course, if you plan the construction carefully and hire dependable experts.
While people will argue that buying a home is generally cheaper on average, this advantage is often canceled out by remodeling and repair costs down the road.
You’re confident that you won’t be undertaking any major repairs anytime soon with a newly built home.
More Efficient Home
When you build a home, you can save money by choosing energy-efficient features and materials.
If you buy an existing home, you’ll need to hire an energy auditor or contractor to assess its efficiency level and recommend improvements. This may be more difficult than making changes yourself.
Better for the Environment
Building your own home is likely to use less energy than buying a house that’s been built.
Most ready-made homes marketed by developers tend to use more materials like lumber and concrete for construction, which can deplete many natural resources and contribute to pollution in our air and water supply.
Plus, many homes aren’t built with green materials or techniques in mind, so they’re not as eco-friendly as they could be.
Easier to Recoup your Investment
If you buy a house, you’ll have to wait until the value increases before you can sell it and make any money.
But if you build your own home, it will be worth more than what it costs — even after accounting for materials and labor.
And because the price is higher, homeowners can often get better financing terms as well.
How Can IDB Enterprise Help?
If you’ve made up your mind that you wish to construct your new home instead of buying it, here are the stages you should consider.
We can help you with every step of the process.
1) Draw up a plan with our architects.
They will help you decide on the best layout for your plot and design a house that suits your taste and budget.
This way, there will be no surprises when it comes time to start construction.
2) Select materials and finishes that match your style and budget.
You’ll have many choices available when selecting items such as cabinets, countertops, flooring, paint colors, and many others.
Our expert consultants will guide you so you can choose materials that will not exceed your set budget.
3) Prepare necessary paperwork needed for permits and approvals.
These documents may include an architectural drawing of your proposed home, blueprints, specifications, soil tests, and other documents required by local authorities.
We will guide you on securing all these documents before any type of work begins.
4) If you ever see a home being built, you will notice that the following processes are taken:
- Grading and preparation of the site
- Constructing the foundation
- Window and door installation
- Rough electrical work
- Rough plumbing work
- Rough HVAC
- Drywall installation
- Paint job
- Finish electrical work
- Bathroom and kitchen counter installation
- Bathroom and kitchen cabinet installation
- Finish plumbing
- Carpet and flooring
- Finish HVAC
- Hooking up to water source
- Hookup to sewer or installation of a septic system
- Punch list
Wrapping It Up
Building a home is something that is subjectively better for many people.
There are many benefits to this, and we hope we shed more light on those here.
However, the only way a future homeowner can reap the benefits of this endeavor is to hire the best builders he can find.
This is where we come in.
With our level of expertise and our commitment to uncompromising quality, integrity, and value delivered to all of our clients, you’ll be enjoying the home of your dreams in no time!