Custom Home Needs vs. Wants

Custom Home Needs vs. Wants

What is your dream custom home like? Here’s how to determine needs vs. wants.

Devising a custom home plan suited to your needs and taste can be a monumental task. You can create a home however you want, usually based on a customizable floor plan template available through a custom home builder. With infinite design possibilities, you might need to determine your custom home needs vs. wants. 

Make a List

You could include a small swimming pool, a sauna, a theater room, a home gym, a man cave, and much more in your home; you think of many ideas that are exciting. However, you probably can’t have them all. It helps to prioritize your custom home needs vs. wants in a handy list. 

Have all your family members make a list of their wants and must-haves. Compare and contrast lists and come up with a happy medium of what rooms and amenities you need and what you want.

Measurement: Your Lifestyle

How do you know what you need in a home? You will have at least two measurements, and one of them is your lifestyle. You will need to fulfill basic needs, such as eating, bathing, and sleeping. Your must-haves start with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. You will next determine how many bathrooms and bedrooms you will need. 

After that, you can think of what other purposes your house will need to fulfill. For example, will you need easy access to different floors? A home elevator might be a must-have. Will you need a place for at-home work or business, such as a home office or studio? Put those needs on the list. Don’t forget other common rooms, such as the living room and family room.

Measurement: Your Budget

You can have many other amenities and rooms in your home, such as a home gym, sauna, etc. Will your budget allow it? Set your budget in place first before proceeding to make your list. Shore-Line Construction can help you calculate the cost of your home along with any of the wishlist items you have.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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