Custom home construction: 

Imagine a home created to meet your unique design tastes and specific lifestyle. A custom home is more than a newly constructed house, it is a meticulously crafted living experience. Visualize walking into a space made just for you. As you explore the custom home construction services offered by Kraft Custom Construction, envision the possibilities that await you.  

Is custom home construction the right choice for you? 

  • I like my home, but I have a long list of details I want to change. 
  • When looking at real estate options, nothing checks all of my boxes. I don’t want to prioritize features or sacrifice any of my wants and needs. 
  • If there are floor plans to choose from, is the design truly custom? 
  • Sure, I could purchase a builder-grade home, but if I want to renovate it right away, does that make sense? 
  • I value craftsmanship and well-considered details, so I want to work with the best craftsmen. I am looking for high-quality over standard builder-grade construction. 
  • I have a dream location in mind, but none of the current homes fit my needs. How can I create the perfect home in the perfect location?  
  • How can my new home cater to both my current and future needs?  

If you find yourself contemplating these issues, custom home construction may likely be the right path for you. This realization presents an exciting opportunity—one that involves constructing a brand-new home tailored precisely to your desires.  


Things to consider

Embarking on a custom home construction project is an exciting journey, but it's essential to be well-informed before taking the plunge. To guide you through the process, we've addressed some important considerations as you evaluate designing and building a custom home with Kraft Custom Construction. 

1. The value of a custom home:

Estimating the cost of your custom home construction project is a crucial step in your planning process. Keep in mind that customizing every detail of a home means we are also addressing a custom home price. While the most accurate estimate comes from discussing your project goals with the Kraft team, we understand that you may not be ready for that conversation just yet. It is also important to note that custom doesn’t always mean more expensive. Budget parameters can inspire creative problem-solving and deliver incredible details. Therefore, it is important to begin by setting your cost expectations.  

Think about the following: 

  • Is there a not-to-exceed budget number to guide discussions? 
  • What design factors are most important to you? Material selections, craftmanship, specific brands or manufacturers, etc. 
  • Do you weigh upfront costs based on a long-term return on investment? 
  • Do you value handcrafted and one-of-a-kind originals over mass-produced products? 

To gain a deeper understanding, explore the key factors influencing custom home construction costs, which include:  

  • Location  
  • Pre-existing building infrastructure  
  • Project scope and scale  
  • Ideal size, design style, and layout of the home  
  • Quality of materials chosen  
  • Special features 
  • Project timeline  

2. WHAT is the custom home construction process?

A custom home construction project involves a series of well-defined steps to ensure a smooth and successful process. At Kraft Custom Construction, we outline the key phases, from initial planning to the final touches. Explore our Design-Build Process Guide for an in-depth overview of the steps involved. As experienced custom home builders, we help you navigate each stage with confidence.  


The timeline for constructing a custom home varies based on numerous factors, including the size and complexity of the project. To help set realistic expectations, prepare for a one to two-year process. A thorough design phase from initial conversations, site surveys, and research to the specification of materials and finishes may take eight months to one year. Then, the construction process, from foundation and infrastructure to final landscaping may take a year depending on the complexity of the project and influencing factors, such as weather conditions and inspections. At Kraft Custom Construction, we prioritize transparency and communication. We provide you with a realistic timeframe for your unique project during the development phase.  

Customization means different things to different people. Kraft’s process and expertise allow homeowners to achieve their desired level of customization. You have a voice throughout the process. Together we define your unique aesthetic while addressing all of the personal touches and conveniences to suit your lifestyle. We encourage you to delve into our resources and reach out to our expert team for personalized guidance on your custom home construction journey.



Even with a clear vision of your future home, you might still have reservations about the custom home construction process. We understand. Change, even exciting change, can cause stress and hesitation. Fear not. Working with Kraft Custom Construction allows you to focus on the exciting parts of the journey. Unlike other contractors in Salem who may offer limited services, we bring four decades of construction expertise to the table, covering everything from home construction to kitchen and bathroom renovations, additions, and more.  Our comprehensive process and cohesive team centers around you. We initiate the journey with an in-depth consultation, exploring every aspect of your dream home and identifying construction goals to ensure you are well-informed about your options. Your decisions guide the path forward, and we transform your ideas into a tangible reality.  Our commitment extends beyond the confines of your home. We consider it our duty to provide a stress-free client experience. We are here to address your queries, alleviate concerns, and provide unwavering support every step of the way.  Explore our video gallery to witness the transformative custom home experience with Kraft Custom Construction. Contact us today to embark on the journey of bringing your dream home to life.  


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Where We Service 


We proudly offer remodeling services in the following areas:

  • Salem
  • Keizer
  • Portland Metro
  • West Linn
  • Lake Oswego
  • Tualatin
  • Wilsonville
  • Albany

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