Bigfork, Montana

3 Tips for Building a Custom Home That Will Last November 5, 2018

Bigfork, Flathead
3 Tips for Building a Custom Home That Will Last , Bigfork, Montana

If you’re planning to build a new home, you’ll have the choice to work with a custom builder or opt for a speculative or tract house. However, there are many benefits to building a custom home, including having your new property tailored to your specifications. Here are three tips to ensure your home is built to last. 

3 Tips for Building a Quality Custom Home 

1. Establish Priorities 

A custom building doesn’t have to be outlandishly expensive. A custom builder will work with you to establish a plan and choose materials that fit your budget. As with most financially significant projects, prioritization is critical. Determine your priorities and allocate most of your budget to these aspects. If necessary, you can compromise on less essential components, but you will be getting a high-quality home that will make the customization worth it.

2. Build to Last 

custom homeHomes built with excellent construction stand the test of time. Not only will your custom home last a lifetime, but it will need fewer repairs over time. Builder grade homes are typically made with less durable materials, attention to detail, or precision. These homes tend to run down quickly and require more repairs over the years. A custom home should be built to last with high-quality materials and expert craft. This also means paying slightly more up front will save you money in the long run. 

3. Hire an Experienced Contractor

Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or renovating an existing structure, hire an experienced contractor. Choose someone with a gold-star reputation and a strong portfolio. They should not cut corners for the sake of short-term cost savings or time. Instead, an excellent builder will take time to discuss your vision and ensure every detail is executed correctly so you love the finished product.


For superior custom home design and construction in Flathead County, turn to the experienced contractors at Doug Collins Construction. Based in Bigfork, MT, this locally owned and operated home building and improvement company has served the Flathead Valley community for over 40 years. Call (406) 249-5325 to speak with a friendly staff member, or visit the website to learn more about their company. 

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