Production & Custom Homes: Understanding the Differences

For millions of Americans, being a homeowner is a goal that many strive to achieve. To get there, there are a lot of items to take into consideration. And one of the choices that you might find yourself being confronted with is whether or not you want a custom-built home or a production home. Both have their unique attributes and advantages and today, we hope to explain them as best they can in hopes of assisting you in making the decision that works best for you. 

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Production Homes 

While you might not be familiar with the term, there’s a very good chance that you’ve seen a production house more than once. Sometimes referred to as “tract homes,” these are commonly found in residential areas and have similar floor plans and designs to one another. These came into prominence following the economic post-war boom following the second world war. Production homes are very affordable, and if you find the right setting, many have added security measures in place, such as a gating system. While they tend to be less expensive than other homes, they also lack the personality and customization that many homeowners look for. 

Custom Homes 

As their name suggests, custom homes are usually built from the ground up. For homeowners who are looking to achieve their lifelong ambition of having a dream home, this is the option that many select. The process usually begins with an architect or designer who will go over the entire floor plan, which allows the homeowner to decide the amenities, additions, and other aspects that allow their home to have a unique personality. Because of all of the work that goes into them, custom homes tend to be much more expensive than tract homes and are recommended for home buyers who are looking for a long-term home. 

Which One is Better? 

Like many other purchases that you’ll make, choosing which one is better is a matter of preference. If you’re looking for an inexpensive purchase or if you’re a first-time homeowner, a production home might be in your best interest. However, if you’re thinking of a home that you’ve always dreamed of and don’t have any immediate plans to resell in the future, then a custom-built home might be ideal for you. No matter what you decide, Nutter Custom Construction is here to help people make their dreams come true. For more information on us and the services we offer, visit us at

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