Different trends in custom home building come and go. Even so, there are some constants that you can depend on when it comes to designing your new home. Laundry rooms, storage spaces, outdoor living spaces, energy efficiency, and flex spaces are all in high demand. Here is an in-depth look at all of these desirable features.
Secondary Laundry Room
A place to clean and fold laundry is an integral part of any home. Otherwise, clutter can quickly overwhelm the house and make it less comfortable for its occupants. Thus, soaking sinks, drip-dry closets, and built-in ironing boards are necessary. Storage and light in these rooms is also a necessity. Finally, consider adding a laundry chute that connects an upstairs laundry room to another one down in the basement or cellar of the house.
More Storage Space
More storage space is always a good idea to include in the design of your new custom home. Bedrooms with walk-in closets are always good choices. Guest closets, linen closets, and alcoves next to the garage are also features that should be incorporated into the design as well. A finished attic can be a tremendous replacement for a basement especially if the home cannot be built with one as part of its design.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Whether you want a sunroom, screened-in porch, or outdoor kitchen, you deserve to have outdoor living spaces attached to your home. These spaces should exceed all of your expectations. In short, outdoor spaces have become extensions of their indoor counterparts. Patios are growing larger and homeowners want more privacy, so these spaces are designed accordingly. Fireplaces are often built into outdoor kitchens, while ceiling fans and built-in seating are common features of a sunroom or three-season room. Another crucial component of any outdoor living space is the amount of exterior lighting that is available.
Energy-efficient homes are on the rise. Having Energy Star rated appliances is a step in the right direction, but there is more that you can do in this regard. Natural lighting, higher insulation levels, and home orientation all make a difference as well.
A Flex Space or Bonus Room
Your family will change over time. A playroom can be transformed into something else as your children grow older. Two examples are game rooms or study nooks. Plus, your flex spaces and bonus rooms can serve other purposes as well. Having more than flex space or bonus room is also possible, especially if it is factored into the blueprint phase of your new home; these spaces can be home offices, art studios, private libraries, or even a home theater experience.
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