As the housing market and the economy in general have recovered in the past few years, Americans are expanding their horizons when it comes to home ownership. Though older houses are still a popular option, there has been a greater shift toward custom-built homes, and for good reason. Building a new home provides a great many number of advantages, including:
Older homes often require some sort of renovation to meet the buyer’s exact desires and demands. With a custom-built house, you are in complete control, down to the type of wood used for the fireplace mantel. No decision is out of your hands. When your new home is complete, you have the assurance that it is exactly what you dreamed it would be.
Buying a home is a major investment. It may seem like it’s cheaper to buy an older home, and upfront, it may be. But many older homes require much more upkeep and repairs than a custom-built one. Instead of spending your Saturday dealing with foundational problems or fixing a fidgety sink, which cost time and money, you can instead enjoy the day with your family, knowing your custom-built home is problem-free.
One of the major costs of older homes is energy inefficiency. From the refrigerator that consumes way too much energy to poor insulation that leaks air conditioning, an energy-inefficient home may as well be burning money. With a custom-built home, the latest construction techniques, as well as brand new appliances, ensure your home is energy-efficient, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars every year.
Whether you rent or buy an older home, it may be tough to really see it as your own. With a custom-built house, you have the peace of mind that you are the only family to make memories there. It is truly a home for you and your children, one that can be cherished for generations. Your custom home will be like no other, unique to your family alone. Brackettry Custom Homes can make this dream a reality. If you live in Cecil County or Harford County, we are ready to work with you on your new home.
Brackettry Custom Homes was started with 2 things in mind: quality of work and Satisfaction of the customer. That is achieved by the following:
Brackettry Custom Homes uses building science with proven cutting edge methods to make your project exceed all expectations. We attend regular training from vendors and do continued education to improve our trade on a yearly basis.
Unlike other construction companies Brackettry Custom Homes is owned and operated by Daryl Brackett, A US Army Veteran who not only manages the projects but also works hand and hand with his team members to complete every project. Daryl lives in Rising Sun, MD in Cecil County with his wife and two children and looks forward to new home or improvement projects.
Brackettry Custom Homes Builds new construction houses using state of the art building science driven technologies.
Poured Wall Foundations with Waterproofing and interior and exterior drains - Keeping water out of your basement and preventing further costs down the road. Also providing a solid base that will not crack and shift like block foundations.
Engineered lumber as joists provides a flat and level floor due to every board being the same as the board next to it, unlike conventional lumber.
Advantech subfloor with adhesives - Advantech 3/4 subfloor is glued and screwed with its patented adhesives to creates a strong, flat, and squeak free floor.
Zip system sheathing is like standard OSB sheeting. However, it has a factory fluid applied member that is applied to it. This, in conjunction with zip tape makes your new house a completely sealed membrane against the elements. Air, Water, and insects are the 3 things that destroy a house. The Zip System prevents that damage.
Air Sealing - All houses are Air sealed in the walls and attic to prevent energy efficiency from literally seeping through the cracks. We use top of the line insulation in addition to the air seal to create an insulated home which won't kill your electric bill.
Personal Service - Unfortunately, with a chain builder you're not working with the owner of the company and skilled carpenters to create your home. Its being subcontracted out and built for speed, not quality. Here at Brackettry Custom Homes you work closely with the owner to get the house of your dreams. Daryl and his employees physically do the work to exceed all expectations.
Master bathroom remodels is one of our specialties. Whether you want to upgrade your fixtures or tub or need a complete gutting and restructuring of your existing bath, we can handle it from start to finish. We'll provide you with the luxury bath you've dreamed of!See More of Our Work
Kitchens become outdated as time goes on. Or maybe it's time to upgrade from your original economic kitchen you started with. We can give you the kitchen you've dreamed of including new flooring, cabinets, sinks, appliances, and counter tops.See More of Our Work
Not only does a newly remodeled basement enlarge your total living space, it also increases the value of your home significantly. You can add extra bedrooms, familiy rooms, man-caves, game rooms and entertainment areas.See More of Our Work
Decks allow you to enjoy the outdoors, which is a valuable space to most home owners. We are experienced using composite maintenance free materials on our decks and can build you the amazing deck you've always dreamed of for grilling and entertaining.See More of Our Work
"Everyone told us what a headache it would be to build a home from the ground up...and we could not disagree more! Daryl Brackett and his team were professional, superior craftsmen, and were with us every step of the way. The job site was always neat and clean. We came to rely heavily on Daryl recommendations for quality products and his advice on basic building decisions we had to make. And....he stands behind everything he is done. We could not be happier! Our home is beautiful, we learned (and even participated) in the project ourselves and we know we have a truly solid, truly gorgeous, truly well-made place to call home! Call him! You will not be disappointed!!"
Karen W. Kennedyville, MD
"Daryl built our first new construction home in 2020. He made the process very simple. He already had the designs and started building the house before we purchased it. Even though he started the build, he worked with us on changes we wanted. All our requests were done at a reasonable price. Daryl used state of the art materials and practices building our home. The finished product is beautiful and more energy-efficient than I would have ever imagined. The quality of our home is unmatched by any other home we saw. Even after completion of our home Daryl has kept in touch to answer any questions we have had. Daryl stands bay and backs the quality work he does. He has exceeded all of our expectations, and hopefully, we will be using him to finish our basement in the near future."
Bill P. Rising Sun, MD
"Daryl built my home in 2020 during the Covid pandemic! It was a crazy unprecedented time to build due to material shortages and price spikes, and county permit offices were slow to respond. Daryl was very fair and we worked things out. He uses high grade materials and has high standards in regard to best practices in home construction. Having served in the military and in law enforcement and being a family man, he is a true patriot and a man of his word. I would recommend him for new home construction or any home improvement projects."
Mike S. Port Deposit, MD
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