Keep Your Cookie Cutter in the Kitchen Drawer

Three Great Reasons to Build a Custom Home

Imagine building the home of your dreams on the lot of your choosing! Highlight Homes can help you celebrate National Home Ownership Month in style!
Imagine building the home of your dreams on the lot of your choosing! Highlight Homes says "Keep Your Cookie Cutter in the Kitchen Drawer!"

Highlight Homes has built an excellent reputation in recent years as a premier Atlanta renovation company. It’s a standing we are extremely proud of and look forward to furthering in the coming years. However, our first and greatest love is (and will always be) the design and construction of beautiful custom homes. Rather than following the herd and becoming a cookie cutter construction company, Highlight Homes prefers to hang our hat on something that is lasting, something that is truly cherished by the family who lives there.  That’s why we say, “Keep your cookie cutter in the kitchen drawer!”

1)      Give Me Land, Lots of Land Under Starry Skies Above: Just as home prices and interest rates are at historically low levels all throughout the U.S., the same holds true for lot and land prices. Aspiring homeowners can select an estate-sized home site in an area or neighborhood of their choice and then acquire a custom home builder to create the home of their dreams OR they can select the builder first and work together to find the ideal “blank canvas” on which to build their home. Less money goes into the purchase of land, meaning more money left over to invest in the design and completion of the home.

2)      A Work of Art vs. Just Another “Product”: An unfortunate truth is that with even the most reputable builders, over time their houses seem to become “products” – an endless chain of spec houses and cookie-cutter elevations that they virtually crank out on an assembly line. That is never the case with Highlight Homes. Every renovation and custom home we complete is nothing less than a work of art. This is our passion and it shows in everything we do. From special design touches to well-plotted layouts that make sense for the client, real heart and soul goes into each element of the construction process.

3)      An Heirloom vs. A House: At Highlight Homes we work closely with our clients in all phases – from design and layout to construction and completion – so that they are very much a part of the home before they ever put their key in the lock. Most clients who elect to build a custom home are not first-time home buyers – they’ve lived in other homes before and know what they like, what hasn’t worked in the past, and what they’ve always hoped for in a home. Their home becomes an “heirloom”, something that they can look at with pride and consider sharing with future generations as the house THEY built. We believe home should be so much more than a house where one’s family sleeps at night and shares the occasional meal, a place that is easy to leave behind when it comes time to move on. A custom home should be an heirloom – a place you never want to leave.

To schedule an initial consultation to discuss the design and construction of your future custom home, contact the talented and experienced design-build team at Highlight Homes. We can be easily reached by calling 678.873.9234, e-mailing, or filling out our helpful online contact form. To learn more about Highlight Homes, we invite you to visit us online at

Cite: Porter, Cole. Don’t Fence Me In. 20th Century Fox, 1934.

Keep Your Cookie Cutter in the Kitchen Drawer