When you make the critical decision to build a custom home, you expect the investment to last a lifetime. You spend a great deal of time and effort to choose your location and style of your home, and just as much dedication should be spent in choosing your home builder.

What’s it worth having the perfect home that will last for generations?

Never settle for less. Think about what you want in your custom-built home and find the right builder for the job.

Structural Integrity

One element that must be considered for a long-lasting home is structural integrity. The right materials need to be used to create the essential structural elements that will last for generations. Legacy homes are comprised of many materials, including concrete, steel and lumber. Most often, the lumber used is engineered lumber, offering superior strength and integrity.


Another aspect to consider is technology. Today’s smart homes are becoming more automated or at least tech-friendly. What type of changes do you see occurring in your home in the future by way of tech? You can choose to install wiring in the home that has an empty conduit to make changes in the future as needed. Wiring can be placed in easy to access areas so that speaker systems, alarm systems, etc. can easily be swapped out as technology continues to advance.


When planning your custom-built home, consider the usability of every space. In older construction, homes had rooms with walls separating each space. In today’s homes, the focus is more on an open floor plan. Dining areas, living rooms, and kitchen spaces tend to be one open area. Rooms are constructed to have a dual purpose, from a guest bedroom to an office or kid’s play space. Consider the usability of each area so that you construct a home that will serve your family for decades to come.

Universal Design

Understanding a client, knowing their needs, both physical and otherwise, and how the home will be used, both now and in the future, and building in those systems that will accommodate all this is what universal design is. For example, design will include no steps from garage to house, curbless showers, future elevator shafts, and doorways and hallways that are wide enough for easy access.


When planning the visual design of your home, such as flooring, paint, cabinets, countertops, tile, etc., you should consider your personal style but also how design changes over time. It is recommended that homeowners stick with neutrals or modern design, shying away from the quirky or unique if the home is to be sold in the future. However, if this home is going to be yours for a lifetime, do what you wish and enjoy it!

When it comes to a brand-new custom-built home, don’t scrimp on who you work with just to get the job done. Do you find value in the intangible things such as how the firm communicates with you, what additional services they provide, such as interior design and decoration, and how do they make you feel; what is the customer experience like? Find a company that is willing to offer you quality service when it comes to your home build. This way, you can have the home of your dreams that will last a lifetime!

At The Ferraro Group, a dream home build is only a consult away. Contact the top-rated home builder today to find out how you can get started planning your lifetime home.