Is Building a Custom Home and Going Through the Design-Build Process Worth It?

 A custom home is a chance for you to express yourself through design concepts, decorating styles, and exterior features. You can showcase your personality while maintaining form and function in your new custom home.

Being in Control

You may not know a T-square from a date square when it comes to drafting, but you can tell us exactly what you want. We’ll draw up the designs and create a three-dimensional computer model for you to peruse to see if what you’ve chosen truly matches your vision. If it doesn’t, then we can change it to suit your needs. You’ll be the one in control. We’ll be your trusted adviser throughout the entire process.

Personalization

Aside from the decor and the room layout, there are quite a few other things that must be considered. Those questions include:

  •  Do you prefer a more advanced photovoltaic system (solar panes) for complete electricity coverage?
  •  What kind of climate control system do you want? How many zones? 
  •  What kind of flooring do you want? Hardwood or carpet and which rooms? 
  •  Do you plan to have rugs or carpeting?
  •  Do you need extra built-in spaces for the appliances you plan to have? Do you know the appliances you want? If so, let’s incorporate your specific appliance package in our interior design so the end-result is seamless. Do you want a main-floor laundry with perhaps a second-story laundry chute Or, even two laundry rooms on different floors? 
  •  How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Any other particular rooms that you want to accommodate your lifestyle? 


Of course, these aren’t all of the relevant questions, but they’re a good sample. By reading them, you can get a good idea of other things we need to know before breaking ground.

Nuts and Bolts

Despite being able to customize your home to exactly what you want, you might not be able to have some of your chosen features for one reason or another. That’s why having an in-depth discussion with us is crucial to the success of the project. Some of the things we’ll discuss with you include:

  • Staying within your stated budget
  • Keeping your plans within all relevant building codes
  • Ensuring your design will be accepted in the local jurisdiction
  • Maintaining the longevity of your new home
  • Planning a timeframe for completion of the project


When budget decisions need to be made for your custom home, we will work with you through the process of finding the right tradeoff. Timeline engages necessary consultants to optimize the design, such as place the load-bearing walls in the areas that won’t hamper design congruency. 

Top-Quality Products and Craftsmanship

There’s no point in customizing your new home and then choosing inferior materials. You’re going to want your new custom home to last a lifetime. That’s why we’ll help starting from the planning & designing phase all the way through completion. 

By choosing only the finest materials for your new home, you can also save money in the long run by making all of those materials, not to mention the appliances and climate-control system, energy savers. For example, choosing the most luxury package of solar panels on the roof is a good way to supplement the energy your home needs as well as future proof the addition of an electric vehicle or two.

The Advantages of Having Us Build Your New Home

Our Timeline Design+Build team has more than three decades of experience, so you can trust us to do the job right. We’re dedicated to providing not only premium craftsmanship but equally good customer service and honest communication. Give us a call today, and let’s start planning your dream home together. It’s certainly worth it!

Specializing in luxury custom homes in the communities of

Current project

Los Altos Contemporary Rebuild

This is a whole house remodel with small addition to modernize all the infrastructure of the home as well as change the exterior aesthetic. The entire structure is 3,400sf including a 2-car attached garage. There is significant demolition and rearrangement of the interior walls allowing for a more efficient, contemporary living style.

Location

  • California

Photography

  • Panaskopic Productions

Scope

  • Architecture, Interior Design, and Build

Current project

Cupertino Eichler Rebuild

In collaboration with Klopf Architecture, Timeline is remodeling a Cupertino Eichler with upgrades to electrical and HVAC, improved radiant heating, new roofing and waterproofing, insulation throughout the home, and a new kitchen.

Location

  • California

Photography

  • Panaskopic Productions

Scope

  • Build