Building a Custom Home FAQ

Building A Custom Home

Building a custom home is an exciting time. However, it can also come with a lot of questions. At Kastler Construction, we do our best to anticipate any concerns you might have about the process, which is why we have created this list of frequently asked questions. Our custom home builders in Oakland County, MI are ready to help!

Feel free to browse our list or come up with questions of your own. We’ve served our local community for over 25 years. As a result, you can trust our custom home builders with any questions you might have.

How Do You Start the Process of Building a Custom Home?

Once you have decided to build a custom home, you will need to purchase property that is suitable for your future building. As long-standing members of the custom home building industry, we can get you in contact with a realtor. They’ll be able to help you find a location that best suits your needs. Once you own the property, we can start designing the details of your dream home.

Do I Need to Own Land Before Contacting You?

No, you don’t need to own land before giving us a call. Our custom builders will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the type, size, and overall design of your future home. These types of conversations can give you the clarity you need to move forward with confidence.

Do You Have References?

Yes, we have references that can give you a good picture of our building capabilities. For over 25 years, we have made our clients happy with new custom homes.

When building my home, do I need home-owner’s insurance?

Yes, even if your home is still under construction, it should be insured. However, because it’s still being built, you probably don’t need regular home-owner’s insurance. Ask your agent what insurance is right for your situation.

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home?

Each home created by our experienced home builders is unique – no cookie-cutter homes here! We take into consideration your wants and needs, as well as your budget.

The cost of your new custom home will depend on several factors, including square footage, luxury features, and architectural details. To get a better idea of costs, request a consultation with one of our custom home builders.

When is the Best Time to Build a Custom Home?

Our custom home builders are the busiest during spring and summer. If you’re interested in getting your custom home built as soon as possible, we recommend starting construction as soon as the weather permits.

During the summer, our custom home builders have more daylight to work. It’s much easier for our home builders to stay on schedule when they have more hours in the day.

If we start construction in early fall, our goal is to get your home dried-in before the snow flies. Our custom home builders will need to pour the concrete foundation and install the exterior of your home so the interior is protected from the elements. In other words, we install the outer shell of your custom home so we can continue working on the interior regardless of the weather outside.

How Long Does it Take to Build a Custom House?

Home construction typically lasts between 10 and 16 months. However, factors such as weather conditions, the size of the proposed house, and the complexity of design plans can affect the timeline.

We have excellent relationships with our trades and suppliers to keep the project moving along. We also work closely with our clients as their custom homes are built. Our goal is to get you in your new home as soon as possible.

Request a consultation

Our custom home builders in Oakland County, MI have a reputation for producing quality results for our customers. To request a consultation and learn more about building a custom home, call Kastler Construction Inc. at (248) 655-5580.

This blog post has been updated.