When you envision your custom home, do you dream of a walk-in closet with custom white shelves to house your shoes? What about a large stone patio for hosting family on warm summer nights?
When designing the features of your custom home, consider the interior and architectural features you wish to have as a part of your new house. Below are some of the most popular features to consider incorporating into your custom home design. These features can bring significant versatility, accessibility, and style to your build.
1. Large Mudroom
A mudroom is a perfect place for your family to enter after a long day. This space allows you to properly store, organize, and clean belongings like bags, jackets, and shoes. Mudrooms can be customized with shelving and cabinets to reduce clutter and promote organization.
2. Home Office
With remote work skyrocketing since the onset of COVID-19, home offices are becoming more of a priority to workers. Large and open windows, beautiful hardwood floors, built-in shelving can all contribute to a warm yet productive setting for your work-from-home environment. Adding a daybed to convert from seating to a bed for guests can maximize your office space even further.
3. Kitchen Nook
A kitchen nook is a unique, cozy addition to any dream kitchen. A kitchen nook maximizes space while eliminating the need for additional dining furniture. It is both functional and fun that will be sure to be enjoyed by your family and guests.
4. Outdoor Living Space
Building a permanent outdoor living space will further expand the functionality and hosting capabilities of your custom home. A sunroom combination with a deck can blend your home to the outdoors to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
5. High Ceilings
High ceilings at 10 or 11 feet, as opposed to eight or nine, can give an open and airy feel to your living space. Not only will it expand the actual size of your home, but the vision of the reaching ceilings will give all who step foot in your home an elegant feel. It allows for more room to be creative with light fixtures and wall art, further complimenting your intended aesthetic.
6. Heated Floors
Both eco-friendly and luxurious, radiant heat flooring is an increasingly popular heating option. Radiant floor heating features coils that run under floorboards, giving each step a warm and welcoming feeling. Does having your toes meet a nice warm surface as your step out of the shower sound heavenly? It is certainly possible to make a reality in your custom home with radiant heat flooring.
7. Spa-Style Master Bath
If within budget, upgrading the features of your master bathroom has the potential to be an oasis within your home. Rain shower heads, stand-alone tubs, double sinks, and large vanities are all details that can give your own bathroom a five-star resort feel.
It is important to design your custom home down to the smallest detail to obtain accurate bids from contractors and have proper knowledge of your material costs. This way, you will be able to borrow an accurate amount in your construction loan.
Our team at FRANK can help customize your blueprint or anyone of our construction sets to make sure all the key features you envision are etched into your custom home.