The word "custom" is thrown around a lot in the home building industry, but what does custom really mean? At Wausau Homes, custom means building anything you want, the way you want it. Anything you want in your dream home is a possibility, all you have to do is ask. So what do you get to customize when building with Wausau Homes? That's what the rest of this blog post is all about!

1. Custom Means Unique Floor Plan

When designing a custom home, one of the most important considerations is the floor plan. This is the layout of your home from top to bottom, including all rooms and features. At its core, a custom home means creating a unique floor plan that meets your specific needs and tastes. Whether you are looking for an open layout with lots of natural light and plenty of space for entertaining, or you want a cozy living area with multiple bedrooms for your growing family, we can help to make your vision a reality.

A unique floor plan really is determined by what stage of life you are in. If you are looking for your starter home, you may want something smaller and more affordable. Families with small children may prefer a floor plan with the bedrooms all on one level. And, if you're empty-nesters, you might be looking for a home with a main-level master suite so you can avoid stairs altogether. No matter what your needs are, we can work with you to create a custom floor plan that is perfect for you.

Our team has years of experience in custom home design and construction, and we always take into account each client's unique needs and preferences. We can create the perfect space for you, from the basement to the vaulted ceilings.

2. Custom Means Any Style

When it comes to custom homes, there is no limit to the style and character that can be incorporated into the design. There is no one style of a custom home because each custom home is designed specifically for the client who orders it. That said, there are some common styles that you might see in a custom home. Some people prefer a more traditional look, with lots of crown molding and classical details. Others prefer a more modern style, with sleek lines and a minimalistic aesthetic. And, of course, there are always people who want something a little bit different, like an eco-friendly home or a rustic cabin in the woods.

The style of your custom home will be determined by your personal preferences, but also by the architecture of the home itself. Whether you prefer a classic Craftsman look, a European-inspired architecture, or a modern farmhouse aesthetic, our team can work with you to find the perfect fit for your unique vision. Sometimes our clients are trying to recreate that perfect chateau they stayed in on a vacation in France, while others want a home that looks like it was pulled straight out of a magazine. No matter what your style preference is, we can help to make your custom home dreams come true.

With our dedication to creativity and attention to detail, we can help bring your personal style to every aspect of the home, from the custom floor plan right down to the finishes and fixtures. So if you are looking to build a truly one-of-a-kind custom home that reflects your own sense of style and character, look no further than Wausau Homes.

3. Custom Means Endless Selections

A custom home means you get to select everything from the floor plan to the fixtures and finishes. If you like a certain style of light fixture or you have your heart set on a certain type of countertop, we can make it happen. You're not limited to a pre-determined set of options - you can choose whatever you like, as long as it meets the building code. And because Wausau Homes are custom-built, your home will be unique. No two Wausau Homes are exactly alike.

Our team will work with you to select all the custom details of your home, from the flooring and paint colors to the cabinets and fixtures. We want you to love every aspect of your custom home, down to the smallest details.

As you are going through the custom home building process, you will have endless selections to make. For some people, this process is exciting and they love being able to pick out all the custom details of their home. For others, it can be a bit overwhelming. That's why our team is here to help. We will guide you through the selection process and help you to make choices that are both practical and stylish. We want to make sure your custom home is everything you ever dreamed it would be, and more.

You also have the opportunity to include smart home technology in your custom home. From automated lighting to thermostats that you can control from your phone, there are endless possibilities for making your home more convenient and efficient. So if you're looking for a custom home that reflects your personal style, Wausau Homes is the builder for you.

4. Custom means Collaboration

Building a custom home is a collaborative effort. Our experienced builders work hand in hand with you to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. This process is about you and your family. You are the heroes of this story, and we are here to help you along the way to guide you and make your custom home dreams come true. We begin by working with you to design a unique floor plan that meets your specific needs and preferences. We then guide you through the construction process, keeping you updated every step of the way.

There are milestones and great moments along the way, and we want you to be involved in every aspect of the custom home building process. From getting to see a 3D video of your custom home before it's even built, to picking out the doorknobs and light fixtures. On our kickoff construction day we call "Set Days," we make it an event similar to an old-fashioned barn-raising. The Wausau Homes team joins your family and friends who all come together to watch the custom home building process start as your home is framed, oftentimes in a day! And faster than any custom builder in the industry, your home is completed and ready for you to move in.

The custom home building process is a collaborative effort between you and the experienced builders at Wausau Homes. We work hand in hand with you to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. Building a custom home is a big investment, and we want you to feel confident in your decision to build with us. We have a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to making your custom home dreams come true. And with 60+ years of experience and more than 200,000 happy homeowners later, we're confident that we can build you the custom home of your dreams.

What does custom mean to you?

At Wausau Homes, we build custom homes that are as unique as the families who live in them. We take pride in our ability to bring your vision to life and create a custom home that is truly one-of-a-kind. When most people think of custom homes, they think of luxury homes with all the bells and whistles. But custom means anything you want. 

We work with you to design a unique floor plan that meets your specific needs and preferences. You then have the opportunity to choose from endless selections for every aspect of your home, from the flooring and paint colors to the cabinets and fixtures. And with our experience and expertise, we're confident that we can build you the custom home of your dreams. So if you're looking for a custom home that reflects your personal style, Wausau Homes is the builder for you.

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