Essential Summer-Ready Features for Your Custom Home

custom homeCrafting the perfect summer retreat involves incorporating features that enhance comfort and enjoyment. From beating the heat to maximizing outdoor living spaces, here are some essential elements to consider for your custom home.

Custom Home Elements To Consider

1. A Pool

First, imagine stepping into your backyard oasis, where the inviting waters of your private pool await. A pool isn’t just a luxury. Actually, it’s a haven from the summer sun. Plus, it adds value to your custom home and offers endless opportunities for relaxation, exercise, and entertainment. Additionally, having a pool provides a refreshing escape from the scorching heat.

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Custom Home: The Factors You Need To Consider

custom homeThese five factors will help you make a decision if you are considering building a custom home.

1. Cost

You should consider buying an existing house if cost is your primary concern. Even in tight markets, it is almost always cheaper to purchase a home. You should be prepared to spend more on your home than you initially expect.

2. Time

If you plan to stay in your home for less than five years, you could be subject to the above financial discrepancy. The good news is that the average time it takes for the initial costs of building to reach the market value is only 5 years.

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Hassle-Free Way Of Building A Custom Home Part 1

custom homeThe US housing market has seen an explosion in the past year and a quarter. Unfortunately for buyers, record-low interest rates and a limited supply made it a very hot market. Many buyers found themselves suddenly unable to buy their dream homes. Even with all the funds available, buyers were forced to leave. Some buyers chose to give up on the search and instead focus their efforts on building a custom home. The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in supply chains for lumber, concrete, and steel. This led to a rise in the cost of materials. A backlog of projects made matters worse for custom home builders who were unable to work because of local restrictions. Many builders are now accepting new projects because the cost of most building materials is starting to drop. Prospective homeowners are now wondering how to build a home they love, without the frustrations of waiting. You can follow the steps below to build a Myrtle Beach custom home without breaking the bank.

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Things You Should Know Before Building A Custom Home

custom homeIt is the dream to design a home from scratch. There are so many possibilities and opportunities. With existing designs, you’re essentially trying to fit your life into the design of someone else’s home. A custom home allows you to design a space that is just right for you. Even if you are experienced in the process, it can be a difficult uphill battle. Here are some tips if you are thinking of breaking ground and starting a new custom home.

Choose your custom home builder wisely

The most important decision is who you hire. Quality of work is important, but even more important is the quality of character. Building journeys can be bumpy because of a lack of trust between the client and the Myrtle Beach custom home builder. Make sure you are comfortable with the process. Discuss the goals: budget, schedule, and outcome. Also, discuss how to resolve any issues that arise if things go wrong. These include budget overages, extreme delays, quality of work, and other issues. It is best to be on the same page about the worst-case scenarios in order to avoid frustration and falling out.

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Custom Home – Guide To Building A Dream Home

custom homeImagine your dream home for a moment. What are its features? How does it look? What are the unique details you would like to include in your design? Your vision is unique and not likely to be found on the market. Nothing can compare to the experience of building your dream custom home.

Building a home from scratch is rewarding, even though it may seem like a difficult task. It’s crucial to understand what you can expect so that things go as smoothly as possible. These are some things you should consider when embarking on a home-building adventure:

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custom homeIn the past, most homebuilders believed that if they can’t get the roof on before the first snowfall drops, then they have to wait for spring to come. That’s no longer applicable today. Winter home building is possible plus it offers several benefits for both the homeowner and the custom home builder.

The uncertain economy also had a significant effect on construction practices. During the boom years, custom home builders poured foundations during the fall season because the weather was nicer, and they were sure to sell the houses later. These days, the demand is much lower and cash is tighter, so they’re waiting for homebuyers to order what they really want. Contractors who used to take winters off are now very much happy to have jobs including those who specialize in renovations and additions.

Building a Home In Winter

Frigid Conditions

Most trades including custom home building could be done in all but the sloppiest and coldest weather conditions, however, they also have their limitations. Daylight hours are much shorter plus the crews don bulkier clothing so they move much more slowly. Extra measures should be taken to prevent ice damming, broken pipes, as well as other infiltration issues. Shingles stick better during warmer weather. Don’t worry too much about pouring asphalt.


What is important is that the house is covered with vapor barrier and you have temporary heat because everything could be done inside. The exteriors can be done once the temperature are in the 30s as well as high twenties as long as you don’t have to deal with ice. Snow is the least concern because it is much easier to tarp snow compared to tarping rain just to make sure that everything is kept dry.

Higher Costs

Building a custom home during winter may or may not be expensive. The cost will be affected by the custom home builder. Some firms may offer discounts to make sure that their team always have work. Other companies may charge a premium because they will be working in the cold.

Some home builders charge between $5,000 and $10,000 for working in the cold. The additional charges may also be used for additional work like ripping the frost out of the ground and importing clay or topsoil if the materials have become unstable. It could also be used to purchase a different mix in the concrete in order to handle the colder weather.

You might also want to wait. But that would cost money as well. If you have a property in October and you want to start in the spring then you have to carry the cost of the property for that amount of time and sitting on a permit can be quite costly.

Some homebuyers prefer a winter construction because their custom homes Myrtle Beach will be finished earlier in the year. They can have their families settled in and their kids can start making friends before school begins.

Call Dawol Homes if you are considering building a custom home this winter.

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9404 Hwy 17 Bypass,
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 294-2859

Dawol Homes Sales Office
3100 Dick Pond Rd # E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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Custom Home Builders and Turnkey Construction

custom homeIf you know anything about us at Dawol Homes, then you have a good idea that we always do our best to make sure that the home-building process is easy for our clients. Building a custom home could be quite complicated, with lots of red tape and hassle. Your experience should be simple and streamlined. To that end, you should consider a turnkey construction by a reliable home builder.

Turnkey Construction and Custom Home Builders

What is turnkey construction?

Turnkey refers to a product that is sold as finished. And that means the burden to complete the project, which includes the legal responsibility for the home’s design and construction, lies on the contractor and not the homebuyer.

How does turnkey construction work?

First, the home builder will meet with you and go over the specifications that you would like to have for your new home. They will then come to an agreement and the construction, as well as the finishes, will be completed before the house is turned over to you. When it comes to the mortgage, you need to be prequalified for a traditional mortgage just like you were buying an existing home.

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custom homeHow do you find the best plan? How can you find the perfect plan for you? Below are some tips to help you get started in finding the perfect plan for a custom home with a mother-in-law suite.

Will A Tract Home Builder Add A Mother-In-Law Suite?

You might be wondering what a tract home builder is. These professionals build neighborhoods that are filled with houses in your area. A few of them are national firms while others are more local to a state or county. They are also known as mainstream builders or cookie-cutter builders.

The issue with basic plans made by tract home builders is that many of them do not include in-law suites. The majority of them commonly have two master suites and they think that they are enough. So what will you do if the tiny bedroom on the main level just won’t cut it?

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Questions To Answer Before Deciding To Build A Custom Home

custom homeThere comes a time when some people have gone through the tedious and nightmarish process of purchasing a house. That first house is commonly modest but the excitement they felt was memorable. As they go on with their life, they eventually decide to build a custom home. But before anything else, there are a few questions they need to ask themselves.

Can I Afford A Custom Home?

When you are looking at it on paper, it seems like building a custom home in Myrtle Beach isn’t that expensive. Although the numbers you see on paper show an attractive price, you have to take into account the unexpected construction costs of building a home. For example, although lumber may be down in price today, if the build has been delayed, that framing cost could easily go up.

And although your land might seem to be all set to build on today, you may discover later on that it still needs to be surveyed. Be sure that you can afford whatever number is on the price breakdown and have enough cash to spend on unplanned costs without blowing your budget. Check the numbers and make sure that you sign on for the price that you can afford.

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Should A Sunroom Be Added To Your Custom Home?

custom home sunroomSunrooms make a beautiful addition to any home. Sunrooms allow you to enjoy the outdoors even when it is not sunny. These rooms are great for entertaining, family activities, or even indoor gardening. This is how you can decide if a sunroom should be added to your custom home.

Why Add A Sunroom To Your Custom Home?

1. They add natural light

Named after the sun, it is obvious that a sunroom lets natural light in to your home. Sunrooms have a lot of windows so you can enjoy the sun without having to expose yourself to the elements.

Insulate your sunroom if you plan on heating and cooling it all year. You can save money if you use the room only when it is warm.

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