When working with a custom homebuilder, you have the opportunity to create your dream home, and it sounds great, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Endless options can make getting a final list for your custom homebuilder a rather daunting task. Take a look at the 10 things you must have when building a home. Start with this list & let your creativity flow! Soon we will be providing a free guide for more help with designing your custom home.
The endless possibilities with custom homes can get overwhelming! Here’s our list of the top 10 must-haves for your custom home.
10. Mud room
Mud rooms are a great place to store and organize items which are transported back and forth out of the house. Some of the common items found in the mud room are dog leashes, coats, shoes, umbrellas, backpacks, hats, and gloves. Mud rooms usually have easy access to the garage.
If you have children and / or pets, the mud room is definitely a must. Create a backdoor area with towel racks, shoe storage, and a small shower / drainage area with a hand-held sprayer.
By putting everything you need right next to the door, you can make muddy shoes sure to get hosed out off, and wet dogs get dry properly so that your home will remain better protected from dirt tracked.
As must haves when building a new home go, this is a universal need for most families with pets, children, or an active lifestyle. The room can be country casual, downright rustic or even elegant as the photos show below.
9. Under Cabinet Lights & Outlets
Whether you are having a dinner party and you have several main courses you’re cooking at once or need some more light getting your midnight snack, under the cabinet lighting outlets always come handy.
If you are going to spend time and money creating a beautiful kitchen backsplash, why ruin it with electrical outlets? Talk to your custom home builder about installing electrical outlets underneath the cabinets so that they will remain hidden from the landscape but still easy to access when you need to connect devices.
8. Stand Alone Bath Tub
The master bathroom should be a place of relaxation and what better way to relax than to soak in this amazing stand alone bath? This bath adds irresistible luxury to your custom home.
7. Spice Rack
Vent hoods like this one include spice racks that extend out on both sides. No more rummaging through all your spices to find the garlic powder – you’ll feel like a real chef with these!
6. Closet Organization
Add some organization to your spacious walk-in closet by adding more shelving and shoe compartments.
5. Pot Filler
Ever have to carry a full pot of potatoes and water to the stove? Pot fillers extend from under the vent hood and conveniently fill pots on the stove.
4. Extended Covered Patio/Outdoor Kitchen
An extended patio, outdoor kitchen, and some family and friends make the perfect recipe for summer fun.
3. Built-in Speakers
Since Savant Home Automation comes configured in our custom built homes, you can have built-in HQ speakers throughout your entire house. Turn your master into a relaxing retreat or your patio into the ultimate hangout. With the app or remote you can control which room is playing what music and more.
Bring the tunes! If you already know where you want to put your sound system and entertainment center, talk to your custom homebuilder about installing built-in speakers in the room. You will save yourself on valuable floor or wall space and have the luxury of having your house literally be filled with music.
2. Wood Flooring
Most will agree that wooden floors are a staple in custom homes. Our hand-scraped hardwood floors are always a client favorite. Floor technicians actually hand-scrape the floors, giving your home an elegant and custom finish.
1. Spray Foam Insulation
New homes are already more energy efficient, but spraying foam insulation takes energy efficiency to a higher level. While this can be a great investment, you will reap the benefit with lower energy bills than your neighbors.
Building Your Custom Home
What would you add to this list? Do you have any must haves that Reahim Budri & Co. can help you with? If you live in the Dallas, Forth-Worth area and are looking to build a custom home, we’d love to assist you.
Schedule an appointment with one of our advisors today!