5 Home Features to Include in Your Custom Home

October 11, 2018

One of the best things about building a custom home is that it is built to your specifications and needs. Instead of searching the market for a home that meets your needs and settling for one that gets close, you get to create a home that checks off everything you’re looking for. In addition to specific features you would like to have, here are a few home features to include in your custom home:

1. Open Spaces

It’s important that you feel comfortable in your custom home. Wide open spaces and high ceilings in addition to great rooms can provide a comfortable atmosphere while also making the most of your available space. Great rooms are open-concept rooms that essentially combine multiple rooms into one large open space. Without extra walls and hallways, the end result is often that you have more functional space to work with.

Applying an open spaces concept to the rest of the rooms in your house also ensures there is enough space in every room to accomplish what you need and store all your stuff without feeling cramped or limited. Even with walls and hallways in place for privacy between some rooms, keeping an open concept in mind ensures the rooms are spacious enough for your needs. Plus, it gives you the flexibility to move things around, add new items, and redecorate as your needs and lifestyle change.

2. Natural Light

Letting more natural light into your home can illuminate a room and boost the atmosphere in it. Panoramic windows or glass walls can let a lot of light in while giving you an incredible view. If you’re not a fan of that many windows or that much glass, a similar effect can be gained through a bay window and skylights.

This allows you to let natural light in without giving away too much privacy or wall space. Your needs and feelings about windows may change depending on where your home is located, but there are plenty of options available for letting in natural light to fit your home’s location, your tastes, and your lifestyle.

3. Luxurious En-Suite Bathrooms

When many people think of their dream home, a luxurious, spa-like en-suite bathroom is usually part of it. Nothing beats starting your day with a rinse in a soothing walk-in shower unit or coming home from a long day to a relaxing soak in a deep tub.

An en-suite bathroom helps to ensure privacy and availability. Everything you need to get ready is readily available and easily accessible when and where you need it. Plus, you can create a relaxing bathroom retreat that can easily become and in-home refuge when you need a break. 

4. Spacious Walk-In Closets

Spacious walk-in closets are great home features to include in your custom home. Depending on what you want out your walk-in closet, it can be a spacious place to store your clothes and shoes or it can be a room of its own.

A spacious walk-in closet helps keep the rest of the room organized and it can be as simple or as functional as you want it to be. The walk-in closet design ideas are practically limitless, but the best part is that you get to design it in a way that works best for you.

5. Outdoor Living Spaces

As you design your dream custom home, it’s easy to focus on the interior and forget about the outdoors. But, building a custom home is the perfect time to add the outdoor living spaces you’ve always wanted and offers several options for home features to include in your custom home.

This could be an in-ground swimming pool and a hot tub with a pool deck, an outdoor patio with retractable screens, an outdoor kitchen, a combination of spaces, or something else entirely. Whatever you’ve dreamed of having in your backyard, a custom home allows you to have it built and ready for you upon move-in.

You likely won’t find your dream home on the market move-in ready. Often, homeowners have to settle for a home that gets the closest to what they want instead of actually being everything they want. Instead of dealing with almosts and remodeling projects, opt for a custom home and get everything you want in a home. Call Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to get on the path towards your dream home!