Top Reasons You Should Build a Custom Home

Choosing whether you should buy or build your next home can be a difficult decision, and one that requires a lot of thought. I hope this article provides you with the information you need to make that decision a little easier! While Kimberley loves selling spec homes, some of our favorite projects are building custom homes for families.

Building a custom home can be a lot of work, and sometimes people get overwhelmed with the idea of having to start from scratch. The good news? Kimberley has got you covered for all of the “hard parts” of building a home.

Buying a Lot

The first perk? You don’t have to search for lot for sale to build on. Kimberley has numerous lot options that vary in size, including larger lots (1 acre +), throughout our different communities. Think about it, before building, you can choose exactly where your home is located in the community of your choice. Whether that is in a farm community or right in the city, the decision is up to you! Location is a huge selling point for most home builders and buyers that want to be in an environment that fits their needs. With Kimberley, the lot for your new build is already developed and waiting for you!

Floor Plans

After choosing your lot, the next step is to choose the floor plan for your home. At Kimberley we pride ourselves on truly listening to the customer to suggest floor plan options based on your family’s needs. We have a variety of floor plans to start with, and our in-house drafter will help design a home that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Working within your budget and specifications, our drafter will come up with a personalized construction plan, or simply adjust one of our pre designed stock builds in order to create the most functional home of your dreams.


You have the lot and the floor plan, now comes finding a builder. Kimberley Development has been voted Ankeny’s Best Home Builder for 11 years and has been a leader in the custom home building industry in Central Iowa for over four decades. You can trust that we will listen to your wants and needs and make your home building experience a smooth and enjoyable process.

Professional Designers & Builders

When building a custom home, you might consider hiring a builder that also specializes in professional design. This can make the process of creating the structure and inside details of the home more streamlined. Kimberley has the ability to create a luxury style home for you with quality features, materials, and finishes.

Making the Space Yours

The best part of building a home of your own? Choosing the elements that really reflect your family’s style to assure that your build feels like home. Have you always wanted stainless steel appliances against a trendy black backsplash in your kitchen? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of the farmhouse look with an open layout and built-ins. Well, now it’s possible to get those unique fixtures. For an easy, one-stop-shop experience, clients have the opportunity to work with our in-house designers in our design studio which displays the latest trends and colors for choosing all of the products and finishes for your new home. Our professional designers will guide clients through the entire process, allowing them to choose from a variety of top-grade materials and components for the project. You’ll never have to look at ugly wallpaper again or wish that you could redo your kitchen because you made your home yours by choosing important features yourself!

Budget Friendly

You might be thinking, ‘all of those customizable features sound pricey.” However, Kimberley has a variety of pricing options and will work with our customers to decide what features are most important and what fits into your budget. We have a guarantee to keep your budget intact. The number we agree upon after our initial meeting is the cost of the home no matter the lumber costs, etc. We will absorb costs if necessary. However, if you decide along the process that you want to upgrade a feature in your home we will come to a new agreement with an increased price.

Kimberley Development can’t wait to work with you and your family to build the home of your dreams with all of the custom features you’ve always wanted! And if you still need convincing, give us a call at 515-212-3496 or visit our custom home page.