Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 28, 2015 1:00:03 AM
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Has your honey-do list become a honey-I-can’t-possibly-get-all-this-done list? If you’re spending more time on the weekend maintaining your home than you are enjoying it perhaps it’s time to consider designing and building a new custom home.

Do you love the idea of designing your own dream home, but your better half is not on board? Here are a few practical tips for making the case for moving up.

Appeal to Their Wants

What does your spouse dream of most in your new home? Maybe it’s a pampering master suite, an extra large garage, or a game room big enough for a pool table. What drives him or her crazy about your current home? (Think cramped kitchen, long commute, or small closets). Building a custom home means that you don’t have to choose between what’s important for him and what’s important for her. You can both have the exact home you want - no compromises. Design a home you will both love.

Show, Don’t Tell

Is your spouse convinced that custom homes are too expensive? Seeing a custom home in real life is the best way to change their mind. Tour an Open House or visit a Sales Center. Speak with a friendly and knowledgeable team member to get a better idea of what it would cost to build your dream home (you may both be pleasantly surprised)! You can also see examples of different finishes and features that can be added to your custom home with a myriad of budgets to choose from. Seeing it all put together can inspire you both to discover the possibilities. .


Not sure where to start? The Adair team makes it simple to narrow down your wants, needs & prioritize your budget as well as design. You can even browse more than 30 custom home floor plans and our photo gallery online.