The most exciting concept of building a custom home is that you get to personalize every bit of it. There is nothing to stop you. You don’t have to settle for standard features and finishes and, in fact, create whatever you want – you are only limited by your finances and creativity. Yet, if you feel stuck by the possibilities and choices you see, here is a list of features that you can use as guidance and inspiration for your new home –
- Big Garage
A garage is often considered a place to park the car, but practically it can be used as an additional storage space and workshop for your DIY projects. So, you don’t have to compromise on a cramped garage area the way you did in your previous home. If you are custom building, add a spacious garage to avoid the struggle of expanding it later on.
- High Ceilings and Windows
Natural light and ventilation are two very important aspects of a well-built house. These factors give an illusion of spaciousness and prevent poor ventilation, mold growth, and structure rotting that otherwise lead to drastic impacts on your health. By making them a part of your site plan, you get a beautiful and attractive home.
- Laundry Room
Usually, a laundry room isn’t the first thing that comes to one’s mind when planning a custom home but having a dedicated space just for those tasks can make your daily chores less of a hassle. Even if you don’t like doing laundry, having a room that’s set aside and designed specifically for the purpose can make you enjoy it.
- Built-In Shelves
While there is nothing wrong with freestanding bookshelves found in most homes, it is always better to go for built-in bookshelves if you can. Not only are they more stable but also sophisticated. And the best part is you can include built-in desks, tables, and bookshelves along and create the streamlined, organized design you want.
- Coffee Nook
If you are a coffee lover and love to pair the beverage with your favorite snacks, you must dedicate a cosy space for it in your kitchen. With a comfortable set of cushions to support the back and quirky mugs to sip from, it can add striking design flair to the monotonous cooking area. And, of course, maximize square footage that is otherwise going to be idle.
- Innovative Staircase
If you plan to bring a modern feel to your house and add an engaging focal point to complement the interiors, build a creative staircase. You can always build the traditional staircase that has hidden storage underneath. But if you want to add a hint of uniqueness, a floating staircase or glass railing staircase is a more creative option.
- Wine Cellar
If you are a wine freak, adding a home wine cellar is a great way to make your house stand out. A glass room dedicated to your wine reserves or conversion of wasted space under the stairs, you can create a safe home for your expensive collection and save on renovations later.