FAQ

What is a Custom Home?

Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their own, private stock of designs. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build on land owned by the customer and start fresh with each design. Custom builders also spend more time on each project...

Benefits of a Custom Home

Custom homes stand out from the crowd. They are each one-of-a-kind and are typically upscale with luxury upgrades and unique architectural design. These homes can be more stylized than many production homes—a buyer can contract anything from a luxury log cabin in the woods of Vermont to a pueblo-style home in New Mexico.
Home buyers choose their ideal location and environment, so custom homes often incorporate elements of the landscape into the design and can be built to fit each sites’ outstanding feature; whether that is a view of the ocean, a natural stream, or the distinct colors and plants of a desert landscape.

New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain

For example, for routine maintenance expenses, 26% of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various upkeep costs. However, only 11% of owners of newly constructed homes spent this amount. In fact, 73% of new homeowners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance costs. Similar findings are available for energy expenses. On a median per square foot basis, homeowners spent 78 cents per square foot per year on electricity. Owners of new homes spent 65 cents per square foot per year. For homes with piped gas, homeowners spent on average 53 cents per square foot per year. Owners of new homes spent 38 cents per square foot per year.

Thinking of Remodeling? Where do I begin?

The first step is to develop an idea of what you want to do with your home remodel. Write a prioritized list of your needs and wants. Look at magazines and websites and collect pictures of what homes or remodeling projects you like. The more clearly you can envision the project and describe it on paper, the better prepared you'll be in making your decision. Figure out how much money you have to spend on the home remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any other cost you might incur. Once you have created a list of what you would like out of your home, the next step is deciding how to accomplish your vision.The best way to ensure your home dreams become reality is through the work of a professional home remodeler. Westhills Company's renovation projects are of the highest integrity and standards in the industry

Should I Build An Addition?

Less Expensive than Purchasing New House.....While this might seem like a "no-brainer," it needs to be mentioned. It is typically cheaper to build an addition than to buy a new home that equals the space of your existing house plus addition. At the very least, the closing costs involved with selling your old house and buying the new house would push this option over the top

Addition is 100% Your Creation.....You may have an old house, but the addition is space that you can claim as your own. It's like designing a whole new house without the expense of a whole new house.