Finding the right home can be an arduous task.

So why not build a custom home? With a custom-built home, you can include all of your “must haves” and your “would loves” into one process that is a whole lot easier than searching through dozens (or more) homes to find your dream house.

Reasons Why You Should Build a Custom Home

Custom Rooms

If you want to include custom rooms, like a theater room, dance studio or indoor game room, building a custom home will enable you to incorporate these into the original design, which is much easier than trying to retrofit them into an existing home. According to the National Association of Home Builders, some of the new trends in custom homes include green building, multigenerational living, universal design, and amenities like yoga studios, fitness rooms, and even a bowling alley.

Custom Location

You may have your heart set on a particular property or view that just can’t be had in a tract home location. Building a custom home allows you to select your own piece of land and situate your home on that land to take best advantage of views and natural landscapes.

Custom Selections

When you build a custom home, you can choose exactly the appliances, finishes, surfaces and finishes you want, and have them incorporated into the original design. Perhaps you would like to have two dishwashers in a gourmet kitchen, or an upstairs and downstairs laundry. Knowing how you want to use your home can go a long way in creating a custom design that works for you and your family.

Custom Homebuilder

You can select the homebuilder with whom you feel most comfortable. When researching a custom builder, ask these questions: Does this homebuilder share your vision, and are they open to your ideas? Do they have experience in building the type or style of home you desire? Are they truly a custom homebuilder? How well do you feel you can communicate with them?
See these tips from to help answer your questions on why build a custom home.


Items to Consider:

Be Clear About What You Want and Expect

Go into the process knowing what you want in your custom home. Share that list with your builder and architect and make sure you are all on the same page before any construction begins. Be open to suggestions from these professionals – after all, they have years of experience building custom homes – and expect that you will have slight design changes as you hammer out the final design.

Be sure you can communicate with your design/build team, and make sure you do communicate throughout the building process. A good custom homebuilder wants to make sure you are happy with their work. After all, this will be your home for some time to come.


Building a custom home may cost more than purchasing an “out-of-the-box” home or a resale, but considering that you will get exactly what you want in your home, that extra expense may be worth it. Time and money considerations and extra expenses may be needed to create a custom blueprint, for covering specific construction design details or selections, or for additional land development or landscaping costs, for example. 

Contact Petrine Construction

To build a custom home, you will want to engage the services of an experienced custom homebuilder who shares your vision for your home.

At Petrine Construction, we help you design homes that not only include the living spaces you desire, we incorporate the views from the windows out to your natural surroundings, and ensure that your home will have plenty of sunlight as well as beautiful views. That extra care and thoughtfulness is something unique about Petrine Construction and the way we work with our clients.

If you want to build a custom home, please come talk to us at Petrine Construction. We are your custom home builder in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. 

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