How a Custom Home Fits on Any Property

Maybe you have always dreamed of living in an upscale community in the College Station, TX area. You contact a realtor and begin looking at properties, but no existing house suits your needs and desires perfectly so you decide to go with a custom-built home. Several empty lots are within your budget so you choose the one closest to your job or your kids’ school or most convenient to shops and restaurants. Standing at the edge of an empty plot of land, you may find it difficult to imagine that your dream home will soon be built there, but the right custom home builders can design and build a beautiful house onto any piece of property.

Choosing the Right Property for Your Custom Home

Before you get to the home planning stages, you need to go through the step touched on in the paragraph about: buying a piece of land. The reasons to choose one or the other mostly have to do with location. People might want their dream home to be in a good school district if they have children, be close enough to work so they won’t have a long commute or to be in the particular neighborhood or community they have chosen.

Other important factors include the shape of the yard, the acreage available, if there are will be any water features and the slope and elevation. Consider also that many neighborhoods have established guidelines for the size and style of house that can be built.

Considering The Possible Property 

Lot Size —  Of course, the larger the piece of property, the more options you have for your custom-built home. If the lot is smaller or if there are strict construction guidelines,  a custom builder can suggest ways to reduce the house footprint and still deliver the right number of bedrooms and other options like a sun room, gym,  or a home office.

Water or Wood: Working Around Existing Features

While lots in the College Station, TX area do not often feature ponds or dense forests, some may include existing features that you want to keep. This can be as simple as a large tree that you don’t want to cut down.


Call CGM homes today for ideas and help with your custom home building needs!