What better way to express yourself than with a custom-designed home? Anyone who has ever moved into a home that is older knows these homes have character, and while they may reflect you in certain areas, this is not “your space.” For most people, a custom-designed home is their forever home, so why not incorporate “you” into that design?
What Is Your Lifestyle?
Now, do not misunderstand me… if you are a surfer, we are not talking about using surfboards to build walls. What is important to you? A view of the ocean? A chef’s kitchen? Do you want your bathroom and master bedroom to provide an escape? Do you want a functional home or a cozy space? Consider how you spend your time at home, then start to design a concept around that.
You want the flow of your home to reflect the flow of the family’s everyday activities. Are you someone that entertains a lot? An open floor plan would probably work best to open up the room and provide more space for such events. Or, are you someone that prefers more privacy, even when home with other family members? If that is the case, a more traditional floor plan would work for your home.
Fixtures and Finishes
This is something that is often treated as an afterthought, but the fixtures and finishes in the home are that final little accent that makes a statement. Besides, you would be surprised how many people will walk into the kitchen and comment on the lights or the handles on the cabinets. This is your last chance to add a little pop to the room and more importantly, add a little more “you” to the room.
Now and the Future
I want to leave you with one more thought on this… if your custom home is going to be your forever home, you have to plan for both now and the future. If you are a young couple but plan on having children, you will need to design the home with that in mind. The same can be said if you plan on having a home office at some point.
Sadly, we see people make this mistake when designing a custom home they thought would be their forever home, only to realize if five or six years that they did not plan properly for children and other ventures.
The best way to ensure a flawless design is to collaborate with the builder as you get new ideas. You may also consider hiring a residential construction project manager. This will add a wealth of experience to your team to ensure details such as these do not go overlooked. For more information on Better Build Now construction services, give us a call at 888-402-4180.