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    Must Haves in a Custom Home

    Updated: Dec 12, 2019



    Planning a new custom home can be a lot of work and definitely stressful at times. There are so many new ideas, new technology and tiny details to think of when planning out your home and it all can seem like a little much in the process of planning. In planning a new home build, here is a list of some of the most important things to consider, as well as some other ideas for you to think about when planning!


    Location, Location, Location

    The very first thing you want to think about is location of where the new home will be. Whether you are buying a plot of land or hiring an architect, be sure to plan your location to be exactly where your wants and needs meet.


    Things to consider:

    • School Districts (if you have kids)

    • Easy access to many local shops, restaurants and other locations

    • Work locations

    • Good cellular reception

    • Scenery (sunrise & sunset)


    Choosing a Floor Plan

    Many builders will offer a range of pre-designed plans to choose from. Others will design a home with you so they go right along with what you are looking for in your new build. When planning the floor plan, consider the present and future of living in the home.

    What to think of:

    • Open Plan Living

    • Bedroom Location

    • Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms

    • Basement Layout

    • Elevation

    • Ceiling Height

    • Garage Space

    • Front & Backyard Design


    Upgrades & special features

    Everyone loves an upgrade, or doing something completely new aside from building a new custom home. However, when considering upgrades, think about your budget as well. Though they seem cool and will add more bang to your buck, make sure your well within your budget. Here's a long list of the trending upgrades and cool hacks for your new home to consider!

    2019 & 2020 Home Must haves

    • Under cabinet lighting

    • Outdoor landscape lighting

    • USB outlets

    • Motion sensor lighting in bathrooms, laundry rooms, pantry, ect.

    • Instant hot water in the kitchen

    • Walk in pantry

    • Soft close drawers throughout home

    • Outlets in the flooring by sofa for lamps

    • Smart switches controlled by Alexa for lights, fan or blinds

    • Plugs in bathroom drawers for hair dryers, curling irons, etc.

    • Built in luggage storage in master closet

    • Linen closets in bathroom with pull out hampers

    • Towel warmers in bathrooms

    • Walk-in showers with no door

    • Heated bathroom floors

    • Add extra attic space for storage

    • Lighting up the staircase

    • Outdoor fireplace

    • Storm shelter/safe room

    • Workout room accessible to the entire family.





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