The beginning phase of building your custom home is one of the most fun aspects of the whole project. Planning the features, deciding on what your wants and needs are, and putting it all together with your contractor can be stressful, but incredibly rewarding… and fun! However, if you are stuck for ideas, or need a bit of inspiration, here are 5 ideas to consider when building your custom home.
1. Your Dream Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the home, and is certainly one of the main selling features when deciding to sell your home. If you are going to splurge on just one room, consider splurging here.
2. A Finished Basement
With a finished basement you can use the space for a plethora of different functions; an extra living space, a separate suite, a playroom, a guest room, a man-cave, or anything else you can think of! Plus a finished basement will increase the home’s value significantly if or when you decide to sell.
3. Custom Bar Space
If you enjoy entertaining have having guests over, consider having a custom bar in your custom home. You can include features such as wine racks, a separate granite countertop with a deep sink, shelves and lighting to display bottles and glasses, and more.
4. A Unique Staircase
A unique staircase can transform a regular custom home into a work of art. Whether you are going for a luxurious, elegant look and feel or a trendy, more modern home look, a unique staircase can be an eye catching feature. Different materials such as glass, various metals and wood can be used, and you can create a truly unique look. As your contractor or architect to give you some examples or ideas of what he/she can do.
5. Custom Media Room
Many people love watching movies or binge-watching their favourite TV series on Netflix or HBO. If this is you, consider having a custom media room or home theatre in your new home. Work with your contractor to design your ideal, comfortable home theatre with media chairs, surround sound, big screen TV or projector screen and even a fridge and food area for easy access to snacks!
Building a custom home is incredibly rewarding. Not only do you get exactly what you want at the end of the day, but your home will flow how you want it to, you will have the space you always wanted, and everything will be tailor-made to your family.
For more information on building a custom home, or to book a free estimate, contact us today at 604-968-3076.