Having a custom home built gives you a chance to design the home according to your preferences. From picking colors and finishes to laying out a floor plan, it's all about what will work best for you and your family. However, when designing a custom home, it is important to remember it's not all about what looks good. It should also be about incorporating features that will simplify and improve your lifestyle. Here are a few such features to consider for your custom home.
A Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands have become really common in kitchens lately, and for good reason. The kids can sit at the counter and eat while you're cooking food. Or, you can use the island as an extra prep and storage space. You can often get away with a slightly smaller kitchen if you include an island in your design since you'll have more counter space and cabinet space — key reasons people make kitchens larger.
A Dedicated Laundry Room
Some people tuck their washer and dryer into the bathroom or into a large hall closet. This works if you're having to "make do" with a home that's already built. But if you're building a brand new home, it makes more sense to include a dedicated laundry room. You can put in a table for folding the laundry and a sink to rinse off muddy things. You can choose a larger washer and dryer, too, because you'll have room for them.
Mudroom or Entryway
Some sort of mudroom or entryway between your main door and the rest of your home will keep your home so much tidier. You can use this space to store winter coats, boots, and outerwear, leaving more space in your bedroom closets. A mudroom or entryway also ensures people know to take their shoes off before proceeding through your house, which will keep your carpets cleaner.
Central vacuums are hard to add to a house after-the-fact but pretty easy to have built-in when you're having a custom home built. With a central vacuum, you won't have to worry about lugging your vacuum upstairs ever again. These vacuums are also easy to empty and maintain.
Talk to your home builder about the features above. They may also have some other recommendations for features that will simplify your life based on your own, unique needs and lifestyle. Happy building, and enjoy your new space. For more information, contact a custom home builder near you.