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Custom Homes in Toronto Give You Freedom of Choice

Custom Homes in Toronto Give You Freedom of Choice

Anyone who has explored buying a home knows that most houses do not meet their specific needs. No matter how wonderful a home seems, unless you build your own custom home, you will always find yourself compromising. Building a custom home in Toronto might seem like a big undertaking, but the investment of time and energy is worth the final result.

Here are some factors to think about when weighing whether building a custom home in Toronto is the right fit for you.

Do Your Research

All new home builders in Ontario must be registered with Tarion – the body that protects new home buyers and regulates new home builders under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. Tarion investigates illegal building practices, resolves home warranty disputes and promotes the highest standards of construction. Tarion also protects homeowners from defects in work and materials for up to seven years and will intercede if builders fail to honour their warranty obligations.

Always do a background check on a builder by looking them up in Tarion’s Ontario Builder Directory. The directory is an important protection tool, especially regarding illegal building practices and will help you make the most informed decision. The directory lists information such as:

  • If the builder is licensed to build in Ontario
  • How many homes a builder has constructed in the past 10 years
  • The communities where the builder has built homes
  • Whether Tarion has had to resolve any warranty claims on the builder’s behalf.

The directory is a great source of insight into a builder’s performance, but always consult a broad range of sources by asking for references and visiting housing developments where the builder has constructed custom homes.

Down to the Last Detail

You are in the driver’s seat for each room’s design specifications. Rather than trying to remodel an older home to make it work with your lifestyle and personal taste, designing a custom home allows you to choose the features and finishes that you want down to every last detail.

Moving away from pre-fabricated homes, custom homes give you the options of cabinet, countertops, flooring, windows and any other particulars you want included in your home.

Personal Service

Building your own custom home means you get individual attention every step of the planning and construction process. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association states that new home builders should always put you first and recommends these guidelines on what to expect when buying a new home from a professional builder.

A Unique Home Made by You

From the floor plans to the fixtures and the finishing touches, building a custom home in Toronto puts you in control of the process to turn your creative vision into a reality. The most important and gratifying reason for building a custom home in Toronto is that you will have a truly distinct home that is built exactly how you want it. When your home is complete, it will have been designed with your specific needs in mind and will be an investment you can enjoy for years to come.

With Tarion standing behind the building of your new custom home in Toronto, you are guaranteed an elite standard of quality living.