Rockford, Illinois
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Custom, Customizable, or Prefab? A Look at Your New Home Options May 3, 2017

Rockford, Winnebago
Custom, Customizable, or Prefab? A Look at Your New Home Options, Rockford, Illinois

Building a house is about more than putting a roof over your head. When creating a new home for you and your family, you want to feel confident in every choice, including the decision to build a custom, customizable, or prefab home. New Leaf Homes will empower you to build a home you’ll love. These Rockford, IL-based home builders are proud to serve Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, using over 70 years of combined design and construction experience to craft beautiful, high-quality homes. They know decisions about your new home are easier when you understand your options.

Custom, Customizable, & Prefab Homes Explained

Custom Homes

Rockford-IL-custom-homeCustom homes are collaborative endeavors between homeowners and home builders. When you choose to build a custom home, you have the option of being involved every step of the way, from lot choice to light fixtures. Specifically designed for you, a custom house promises to be ideal for your needs. Many homeowners get great satisfaction from the opportunity to “nest” in their home before it’s even completed, choosing elements like brick color, cabinets, and wall finishes.

Customizable Homes

Also called spec homes, customizable homes are built without a particular resident in mind. These homes are designed to be highly marketable, so they’re often constructed in desirable neighborhoods with a mix of high quality and pragmatic affordability. Home builders stake their reputations on these homes, so while their components won’t be specific to your needs, they will be thoughtfully selected. If you purchase a spec home before construction is complete, you often will have the opportunity to choose the flooring, paint, countertops, and other touches.

Prefab Homes

Prefabricated homes are built at a manufacturing site and delivered to the homeowner’s lot in sections for assembly. These new homes cost less than custom homes and generally are built more quickly. While some prefab home builders offer options for custom house floor plans, these homes offer fewer opportunities for personalization than custom homes.

For more advice to help you build a home you’ll love, turn to the Rockford area’s most trusted home builders, New Leaf Homes. Visit their website to learn more about floor plans and view listings for completed houses. Call (815) 977-5753 to discuss custom home designs and schedule a free quote.

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