When you decide to build a new home, you have the option of two types of home builders: custom or production. Production home builders build multiple homes at once. When working with these types of home builders, the only customization to your home comes from appliances, counter-tops, cabinets, and flooring plans.

As the name suggest, a custom home builder gives you many more options than that of a production home builder. A custom home builder will work with you to create your very own one-of-a-kind house. When working with a custom home builder, you make many more decisions than just the type of counter-top you want.

Below, we have outlined what you can expect if you chose to work with a NJ custom home builder.

Finding your Custom Home Builder

This process will be more difficult than finding a production home builder. If you chose to build a custom home, you have an idea in your head of what you want your home to look like. The best way to get ideas about what a home builder can offer you is by touring some of their previously built homes. Remember that because this is a custom home builder no home will be exactly alike and they may not fit your style or taste. The important thing to look at is the quality of work. Is it a quality of work that will be capability with the things that you want done? Is there enough experience? Do they have good references? These are all things to consider when finding a custom home builder.

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Your Involvement

The great thing about working with a custom home builder is that you chose home much you want to be involved. For example, you can create your own floor plan, you can tell an architect what you want and work together on a floor plan, or you can have your custom home builder suggest a floor plan. There will be hundreds of decisions you have to make when working with a custom home builder. That being said, the result is having your dream one-of-a-kind home. You get to decide where it’s built, how it’s built, what it looks like, and most importantly, how much you’re willing to spend.


When many people think about custom home builders they envision large luxury homes with extravagant floor plans. This is no always the case. A custom home, by the very nature of its name, can be anything you want it to be. Because of that, that means you get to set the price and the budget and work within it. Compared to production homes, custom homes usually cost more. This is because of the customization put into them. Production home builders are given a budget and make large purchases for multiple houses at once so they save money on supplies. So while a custom home will likely cost you more than a production home, you get to decide how much more.

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No matter what type of home you decide to build, just make it is what you want. Before starting any home process make sure to know all the details you want from your new home – location, size, price and style. The more details you know, the easier it will be to make decisions, including which type of home builder is right for you.

Here at DENJ we help all types of home buyers builder their dream homes. Whether you want a startup ranch or luxury home, we have the experience and knowledge to help you. To learn more about NJ customer home builders or to get started on your home construction project, feel free to give us a call.