Custom Homes in Bentonville
Did you know, that the best way to go green when purchasing a new home is to build custom? While older homes can be updated to include additions like solar panels, nothing is quite as effective as creating a fully green home from the beginning.
At Dream Structures LLC we have experience incorporating any feature you desire into your custom home, so why not make it green? It is both cost-effective, and great for the planet.
Powered by the Sun
When you think custom and when you think green, it is more and more common for solar panels to come to mind. Panels need to have a south-slanting roof to make use of the sun’s energy so, when your custom home architect is designing your blueprint, they can work this in immediately rather than making it work with a house that may not be ideal.
A solar system for your home will cost between $30,000-$40,000. This may sound pricey, but buyers make at least a 4% return over 20 years—and not only that, but if you decide to sell your custom home, solar power adds resale value. There aren’t many other home investments that save you money, generate income and increase your property value.
So, get ready to save big powering your dream home with the sun!
Powered by the Earth
Geothermal energy is heat energy generated and stored in the Earth. Using this power to heat and cool your home directly is also going to be a cost-effective option. If you live near geothermal reservoirs and hot springs you can use direct geothermal energy – but if not, you can still have a geothermal heat pump for the same results.
Not only is geothermal cost-effective, clean and safe, featuring free hot water generation, but its lifespan typically runs for over 20 years, with minimal maintenance. As for sound, your geothermal system will be just as silent as a refrigerator or freezer.
When you picture your affordable custom home, does that image involve heated floors for when it gets chilly out? With power coming straight from the earth, this is an easy install.
During the design process, you will be given many options by your Dream Structures LLC custom home designer. The possibility of a high-efficiency, low-cost, environmentally friendly home is one of the biggest perks of going custom. On top of solar and geothermal power, you can install special lighting, windows and appliances that all save energy. There are also a lot of great options to conserve water—you can even use recycled materials for the walls in your home!
We Await Your Call
We love serving the residents of Bentonville and helping them to create their ideal living space. Custom homes are not only a great option for customizability but are often more environmentally friendly than older homes you can snap up on the market.
So call us, email us or stop by our offices today to start the process and begin the rest of your life as a custom homeowner!
Quality Custom Homes for the Unique and Inspired in Bentonville
These days if you want to own a home, you have three options. You could buy a generic home that has next to no character. You could buy an older home with a lot of character that requires a lot of work up front. Or you can buy a custom home that’s built to your specifications, with your ideas, and has your ‘fingerprints’ all over it.
At Dream Structures LLC, we think the last option is the best. And for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to live in a home that accurately represents their own personality—one that reflects their own uniqueness? Our team of designers, architects and builders will help make your vision a reality that will make all your Bentonville neighbors jealous!
What is Design-Build?
Design-build is a way of managing a construction project. The short version is that we can both design and build your home. That means you don’t need to deal with a designer and a contractor on two separate contracts. You get one contract with one company. And since we are responsible for the subcontractors, that means fewer communication mix-ups and no misunderstandings.
Because we do both design and contracting we’ve been able to streamline our process over the years. Changes to the design will be addressed to the whole team. There’s no worrying about a broken telephone effect or the blame-game. We communicate directly in a collaborative environment that promotes efficiency and organization.
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home?
That depends on the size of the project, the site location, the general and specific design details, the exterior finishes, and more. And while there are a lot of areas that you can save money on, custom homes do come with a price tag. For example, you might need these:
- Development approvals
- Land surveying
- Building permit
- Electrical permit
- Plumbing permit
- Construction permit
It’s important to have good credit before diving into a custom home construction project. This is just the honest truth of the matter. At Dream Structures LLC, we think that honesty, transparency, and integrity are the most important virtues of every business venture.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to cost you a fortune though! Because we use a design-build project delivery model, we are able to cut some costs for you through our effective communication and time-saving strategies.
How Much Will I Be Involved in a Custom Build Project With Dream Structures LLC?
That depends on you. We begin every project with a series of budgeting and conceptual planning meetings. These help us figure out what kinds of limitations and opportunities we’re working with. Some clients have big ideas about the specifics of their custom home. Others want to make many small changes to a standard design.
The meetings with our professional architects and designers will help us figure out what you want so that we can build it all into the structure. Once we have that, we can run everything by you so that it’s all up to your standards. Then the materials will be collected, the crew will be put together, and before you know it, your very own custom home will become a reality!
Contact the experts in Bentonville today!