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5 Reasons Custom Homes in Miami Are Best When You Are Downsizing

Are you thinking about downsizing your home? One way to get the home of your dreams is by starting from scratch and building a custom home. A custom home allows you to pick a perfect lot of land. The house is brand-new, so you don’t have to worry about inheriting other people’s problems. Also, everything inside the home is unique to you. From the floor plan to the kitchen finishes, you get to pick! JMK Contractor builds custom homes in Miami, and we are ready to help you downsize into the perfect new build. We work with our clients every step to turn their dream homes into a reality.

Downsizing is a Great Idea For…

Downsizing a home is beneficial to many people at different stages in their life. It is a common practice for retired people to want to downsize. As you get older, the idea of a smaller home becomes more appealing. The kids are grown and out on their own, and cleaning/living in a larger house can become overwhelming. Other people downsize when their kids graduate from college and move out on their own. As parents become empty-nesters, they quickly realize that having a bunch of extra space is unnecessary. Divorced couples are also frequently looking to downsize. After a split, if the shared house is sold, the couple now has to look for separate places to live. Post-divorce is the perfect time to downsize to a custom home.

The Perfect Location 

One of the best aspects of downsizing to build a custom home is getting to choose the perfect location. Many home buyers have had the experience of visiting a house they thought was perfect, only to find that the location isn’t what they had hoped for. Whether it’s next to a loud construction site or across the street from an unsightly gas station, sometimes finding the perfect house and location is challenging. By choosing the custom home route, you get to find a lot that fits your needs. You can purchase land in a developing subdivision if you like the neighborhood feel, or you can purchase a larger plot of land if you are looking for more space. The choice is yours!


Downsizing to a custom-built home means everything is brand-new! You are the first and only owner of your custom home. You don’t have to worry about issues that were caused or ignored by previous owners. In today’s seller’s market, many home buyers are forced to waive home inspections to beat out buyers and get a house. Waiving the inspection is very dangerous because often upon moving in, the buyer is met with some nasty surprises that would have turned up during an inspection.

With a new custom home, you don’t have to worry about any of this! No inspection, no prior issues – just a brand-new build! Also, in many cases, homeowners move into a downsized home only to feel like they need to spend money on renovations in order to transform the house to their liking. On top of a hot market with high home prices, it’s not always feasible to complete renovations after moving in. Just another reason to do a custom build from scratch!

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Custom to You 

A custom home is unique to you. Every aspect of the build process is customized, starting with the floor plans. You get to pick the size and layout that is perfect for you. Since you are downsizing, things like the overall square footage of the house and each room are essential to consider. From there, you get to choose every finish that goes into the house. Be as creative and unique as you want when you select items like windows, floors, counters, cabinets, paint, landscaping, outdoor patio space, and more! Think about how fun it could be to sit in front of a plethora of tile samples and be able to pick the ones that you like! 

Custom Homes in Miami Mean You Make the Decisions

The best part about downsizing into a custom home is that the building process is based on your decisions every step of the way. Homebuyers often spend weeks, months, or even years trying to find the perfect home to downsize into. Issues such as size, location, and a competitive market often come into play, making the process more challenging. With a custom build, everything is your decision. You will work very closely with your contractor every step of the way to ensure you are getting the house of your dreams. Your contractor is your most valuable asset throughout the entire build, from creating the initial budget and construction timeline to the post-build follow-up visits. An effective contractor has to be really good about listening to your thoughts and ideas and making sure they happen. It is critical to find a contractor that you can trust. That’s where JMK Contractor thrives! 

Let JMK Contractor Help You With Custom Homes in Miami

Custom, unique, distinctive, quirky – just a few of the words that can describe custom homes in Miami. If you are downsizing into a smaller house, consider starting from scratch and doing a new build. The steps are simple. Purchase a plot of land, find a contractor you can trust, and get started! Remember, your home, your way – every decision along the way is up to you. We know this can initially sound overwhelming. Have no fear – your contractor will be holding your hand every step of the way. At JMK Contractor, we have years of experience working with clients to help them build their perfect home. For more information about our services and the new build process, contact JMK Contractor today. We look forward to hearing from you!