Must-Have Features for Your New Custom Home

Must-Have Features for Your New Custom Home

Must-Have Features for Your New Custom Home

November 13, 2020

While it might be simpler to buy a ready-made home, there is nothing so satisfying as working to design your own home that perfectly fits your needs. Some features you can add will make life much more convenient. Others will make your day more fun or more relaxing. The important thing is that you can make it just the way that you want it.

An Open Floor Plan

When designing the layout of your home, you should really consider an open floor plan. Open floor plans can help improve the value of your home which can be important if you move or plan to take out a home-equity loan. Not only are they economically a good idea, but they can also make traffic through your home much easier. The open space can make you feel less cramped. You can have many multifunctional spaces. You will really enjoy how easy it is to modify your layout to suit your needs.

A Kitchen Bar

A kitchen bar isn’t just luxurious, it is extremely practical. A kitchen bar is the perfect place to put out party food. It also makes a great place for friends and family to hang out. You can easily make it a space for fun games and casual fun. It is a much more relaxing place than the formality of a dining table. If you are in a rush, it can make serving the kids and cleaning up much faster than having to set up things at a dinner table.

A Standalone Tub

If you want to make a statement of luxury, then you need a standalone tub in your bathroom. A standalone tub is relatively easy to install, and it gives you the flexibility of placing the tub wherever your plumbing can reach. You don’t have to fit it into the space along the wall. You can have it in the center of your master bathroom if you so choose. Standalone tubs to have a much more stylish look to them. There are so many different options out there. You can easily find one that will fit your tastes and give your bathroom a unique and cultured look.

A Deck

Decks have lots of benefits if you like having large groups of people over. With a deck, you can host an outdoor party and have a great place to have food and play games. This can make keeping track of guests easy. Additionally, you won’t have to be so worried about spills. If you are having a large indoor party, the deck can become a great place for people that are looking to escape to a quieter atmosphere.

There are many ways that you can design your deck. You can paint the deck your favorite color, or you can give it a nice wood stain. You can add some flair to your deck by installing a nice outdoor kitchen or a steamy hot tub. Just make sure that your deck is designed to withstand the weight of any heavy equipment you put on it.

A Pool

Probably the ultimate in backyard fun, a pool is an excellent way to make your house the coolest on the block. Parties can be so much easier to plan if you invite everyone to bring a swimsuit and jump in. You can add some more fun by adding cool features like slides, waterfalls, ziplines, diving boards, basketball hoops, and so much more.

While a pool can be super fun, you also want to make sure that is safe. You can keep the pool a safe place by adding a fence to keep out unsupervised children. You can go one step further and add a pool cover to prevent even the most determined of individuals from swimming without permission.

Home Theater

Pretty much every house has a TV these days. If you want to stand out, you need more than a big flatscreen: You need a home theater. Having a home theater will give you a cozy comfortable space to watch movies. You’ll love the big screen, comfy chairs, and the impressive surround sound. You’ll want to make sure that your theater chairs are water resistant. Ideally, no one will spill any drinks in there, but it is bound to happen.


Most people tend to keep their tools in the garage. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of space in a garage for any workshop projects. To have room, you need to move the cars out. However, this kind of defeats the purpose of having a garage for cars. Even if you do have room, it isn’t good for your car’s paint job to be doing metalwork or woodwork nearby. The dust and debris can cause micro scratches. Over time, this will lead to sun damage, rust, and general decay. You’ll be able to have a much better time with your home DIY projects if you can have a separate workshop space.

A separate workshop space will allow you to have more advanced tools and space for bigger projects. You’ll enjoy being able to have air conditioning and heating in your workshop. By designing a place to be a workshop, you can add some nice workshop amenities like an air circulation system for painting, and compressed air for easier cleaning.

Oversized Garage

When people think of an oversized garage, they usually think about extra car ports. While this can be super handy if you are into cars, you should think tall, not just wide. Having an extra tall section of your garage will allow you to own and safely store fun vehicles like RVs and boats. Too many people invest thousands of dollars in these luxury machines and then leave them sitting out on the driveway exposed to the elements and the prying fingers of thieves.

As you are choosing what to include in your new custom-home, you need to keep the future in mind. Consider what sort of events might change your current lifestyle. Do you plan to have a larger family? Are your kids moving out soon? Are you getting near retirement? These sorts of questions will be important for you to keep in mind as you make decisions in what type of layout you want.

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