Custom Homes Of Asheville
While prefabricated homes are popping up all over the country in record numbers, Asheville has always been known for its individual expression, creativity and character. "People come here to realize their lifestyle dreams, and many times that includes a custom home built perfectly for their family and lifestyle" says Steve Wallin, president of Custom Homes of Asheville. “Most homes today are prefabricated and created with real estate agent and builder profits in mind, instead of the needs of the homeowner. This is quite the opposite of building a custom home,” notes Wallin.
Building a custom home is about freedom of choice and functionality. Deciding to build a custom home can mean designing every detail, or it may simply mean choosing custom flooring or cabinetry for your home.
Asheville has always been a leader in green building industry and is noted for its dedication to local businesses, artful living, and uniqueness. While the myth is that building a custom home is expensive and possibly unattainable in these economic times, many custom homes save the homeowner money over the life of the home, especially when built using Energy Star® certification or using the green home guidelines set out by the NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program.
Homeowners may begin the custom building process with full architectural plans to implement, but many simply have a loose sketch or an idea that needs refining. Whatever stage you’re in, a professional custom homebuilder can confidently walk you through each step to designing the home of your dreams.
“Customizing a home is not only about size, layout and style, but also includes finding materials and products that offer the look and feel the homeowner desires, while staying within their budget,” says Wallin.
When building a custom home, it is important to have confidence in the capability, credentials and credibility of your contractor. Wallin suggests looking for a custom homebuilder with experience, references, and proper licensing. Custom Homes of Asheville, a construction division of The Western North Carolina Home Place, provide experienced, licensed general contractors, and hold memberships with the Western North Carolina Green Building Council and the National Association of Home Builders. They are also certified to build Energy Star Rated and NC HealthyBuilt Homes, and are a certified LEAD renovator.
“It is more important than ever to make sure your renovator is LEAD certified,” says Wallin. “On April 22nd all states are required to start enforcing the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for renovating and remodeling homes built before 1978.”
Choosing your own cabinetry, flooring, doors, and countertops is essential in giving your home distinct character. Custom Homes of Asheville offers one of the area’s only custom home design centers filled with over 2,000 square feet of cabinetry, countertops, doors, flooring and more. “When it comes to custom homes, the fun is in the little details,” says Wallin. Custom Homes of Asheville specialize in hardwood flooring with some of the most well trained, nationally certified professional installers, finishers, sanders, and inspectors in North Carolina. Their design center not only offers a wide selection of custom choices, they also utilize design software to draw 3D virtual plans that allow the homeowner to get a true visualization of their external and internal designs as they refine their dream home.
“Visit our booth at the upcoming Home and Garden Expo sponsored by the Asheville Home Builder's Association,” encourages Wallin. “The expo will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center on May 1st and 2nd."
Custom Homes of Asheville will be hosting a 30-minute seminar at the Home and Garden Expo entitled "The Process of Building a Custom Home". The seminar will be offered at 1:00pm on May 1st, and 1:30pm on May 2nd. Tickets for the expo are available at area Ingles stores.
For more information regarding the upcoming Home and Garden Expo, please call Custom Homes of Asheville at 828-645-0506 or the Asheville Home Builder's Association at 828-299-7001. To learn more about Custom Homes of Asheville and The Western Carolina Home Place, visit