Now you’ve made the decision to forgo an existing home and instead build new, it’s time to choose between Custom Built and Off The Plan. If you aren’t quite sure which option suits you and/or your family, read on to find out more. Crystele Homes understands this is no simple decision, that’s why we’re here to present you with all the information you need to know about building a custom home or choosing off the plan!

What is an Off The Plan Home?

An off the plan home is generally one that has been pre-designed and is often a part of a collection, curated to suit certain land sizes. Once selected, changes allowed to the floor plan are usually limited and remain dependent on numerous factors. Furthermore, whilst the initial price for an off the plan home may start relatively low, it’s important to be aware that this price can vary depending on the selections, finishes and inclusions you wish to have for your home.

Why choose an Off The Plan Home

The main advantage of an off the plan home is that most of the hard work is done for you by those who specialise in the finer details of home design. You don’t need to concern yourself with what fits where, will your budget allow for rake ceilings or a butler’s pantry, the flow of the home, etc. Therefore, if you’re able to find a design that suits what you need and require in a home then an off the plan home is an ideal choice, especially for those looking to stick to a strict budget and not wanting to be heavily involved in the ins and outs of the design process. Lastly, off the plan homes are everything positive about ‘what you see is what you get’, meaning you can truly and immediately picture your future life, and the possibilities that home holds for you.

What is a Custom Built Home?

A custom home is exactly how it sounds, a new home designed by you, for you. A custom design is often centered around, and individual to, your lifestyle, budget and requirements. There is often a process of collaboration alongside a builder and designer to ensure your vision is achievable. In this process you will compile your inspiration, such as different floor plans, facades, feature elements, etc. and the designer will translate this into a visual concept in which you can make alterations to craft your ultimate dream home.

Why choose a Custom Built Home

Picture walking into your home and it being completely personalised to your taste and your needs… You can truly only achieve this with a custom home. This is a choice suited solely to the individual who has a specific idea in mind when it comes to their future home and is committed and passionate about the finer details of design. With
unmatched flexibility, custom design allows you to combine everything you’ve seen and loved to create a one-of-a-kind home, from a luxurious outdoor area, a double island in the kitchen, a wine cellar or an extravagant entryway, the options are limitless. Furthermore, you can tailor your creation to the budget you’ve set, sacrificing and adding what you need for the forever home you’ve always wanted.

Whether it be a custom home or off the plan, Crystele Homes offers a seamless and stress free approach to the home building process. With award-winning designs and unrivalled craftsmanship, you can feel comfortable entrusting your future home to Crystele. For a limited time only, we’re offering a free tender for those who engage with us for a custom build. Contact us to find out more.