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
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
Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms
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
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
Storm shelter/safe room
Workout room accessible to the entire family.