When you build a custom home, you get to choose every detail about how your dream home looks, feels and functions.
The key is to start with a plan. Here are ten unique features to consider when building a custom home:
1. Custom lighting
One of the first things you should do when building a custom home is to decide how you want it to feel. You can use lighting to create different moods and effects, highlighting specific areas of your home. You may want dim lighting for romance or brighter lights for a party atmosphere.
Using recessed lighting in the ceiling can help highlight artwork on the walls and give an architectural feel to those spaces. It can also create interesting patterns when used over windows with shutters or blinds—and with tasteful window coverings, you won’t need to turn them on all the time.
2. Custom layout
The custom home layout is a great way to maximize space. By choosing the right layout for your home, you can create an efficient and enjoyable living environment that’s tailored to your needs. It’s important to know that custom designs are not set in stone. You should be able to change your mind about the design as the building process goes on. Ask yourself how much space you need and whether or not it would be worth it to add more rooms later on—for example, if there’s an area of the house where you’ve been meaning to put in a workout room or office but haven’t gotten around to doing so yet, maybe now’s the time?
3. Extra storage space
- A large garage can be a huge help when you store tools and other items. Give yourself plenty of space for bikes, gardening supplies, and other items that you may or may not use regularly.
- Built-in storage spaces are great ways to provide yourself with extra storage space. You can use them for anything from clothes to tools and household items like dishes, pots and pans, food storage containers or toiletries.
- If you have traditional closets or cabinets already in place in your home, you should make sure there’s enough room for additional furniture pieces if needed!
4. Outdoor living area in your custom home
Whether you have a large backyard or a small one, an outdoor living area can be a great place to entertain guests and unwind after a long day. Outdoor living areas are also ideal for cooking and eating meals. You may want to consider adding an outdoor fireplace or fire pit to your custom, as well!
For many people, an outdoor living area is also the primary location for entertaining friends and family during the summer months. It can range from hosting barbeques with friends on Friday nights to hosting bonfires on Saturday nights with neighbours across town (or even those down the street).
5. Energy efficiency
Energy efficiency is vital. You can save money on energy bills, help the environment, improve the comfort of your home and help the resale value of your home—all while making it more efficient. Energy efficiency features can make a home more comfortable by reducing drafts and condensation. They also reduce carbon emissions from heating and cooling systems.
6. Built-in bar or coffee bar
When it comes to the kitchen, a built-in bar or coffee bar can be a great addition to your custom home. Barstools make for comfortable seating during the day and night, and having an extra surface to work on when cooking is always handy. If you’re planning a big gathering in your new home, consider building in something more than just a countertop: it’ll give you additional space for serving food and drinks.
7. Bathroom Bidet for a custom home
A bidet is a toilet-attached fixture that allows for cleansing after using the bathroom. It’s usually located near the toilet or next to it which makes it convenient for use. Many people like using advanced bidets instead of toilet paper because it’s more sanitary and leaves them feeling cleaner than ever before.
8. Home office space
Home office space can be a great thing to have in your custom home. It allows you to get some work done without leaving the house and spending money on a coffee shop. It’s also an excellent place for relaxation, entertaining friends and family, or even doing homework with your kids. But you must choose the right home office furniture because this is where you’ll spend a lot of your time!
9. Walk-in closet(s) in the master suite
Large walk-in closet(s) with plenty of storage space is a must-have feature in any master bedroom. Walk-in closets give you more room for clothes, shoes, purses and other accessories. They also allow space for storage that is out of sight but still accessible when needed. If space allows, consider adding more than one walk-in closet in the master bedroom, especially if you have children sharing the same bedroom! It will give each child their area within the same room and multiple places to hang clothes instead of having everything crammed into one small space.
10. A fully-equipped media room in your custom home
A media room is a great way to have a large space that can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used as a home theatre, playroom, guest room or home gym. A media room can also serve as an office for those who prefer to work from their home.