When you have decided to build a house, you need to make sure it fits your preferences because if not you are going to end up hating it and even to the extent of changing things which is not something that will sit well with your budget in most cases. Instead of buying the house that you find within your budget, get one that has been built with the specifications you want in mind. You might be lucky to find something that you like without even directing on how the home will be built and even if not all features are within what you are looking for; it will not be that hard to make changes in order to get something you are happy about. A home is supposed to be a place where you look forward to going to after a long day and if you hate it too then it is not going to be a great time for you. It is easier to customize houses which are new than those which have already been occupied before.
Customizing a house is not just about making it pleasing to your eyes. However, it is not just that but through customization, you can make sure that your house is not using a lot of electricity. Some people might take utility bills for granted but they can eat into your income to the extent where you find yourself in a financial crisis. Also, you can tell the contractor the needs of your family so that the house can be built in accordance to that. Trying to make a house meant for a family of two to work for a family of 4 is very difficult. Remodeling is also expensive depending on what you are knocking down and what is coming up and you can easily avoid this by getting the features you want from the beginning.
When you are customizing a new home you might have some financial advantage because items like air conditioning and heating system, windows and ventilation are included in the warranty. Also, if you are buying through mortgage you can get some of that money to use in the project compared to existing homes which will require you to chuck the renovation cost on your own. This is the best thing you can do to your property if you do not want to suffer.