29 Jul The Most Commonly Requested Features When Building a Custom Home
When designing a custom home, there’s plenty to consider. From the layout to fine details, considering every aspect ensures your new home will be exactly what you’ve always envisioned.
When working with your residential architect, they’ll ask the essential questions and provide you with great ideas to ensure your custom house will meet all your needs and exceed your expectations.
From the expert custom home architects at Cardello Architects, here are some of our most requested features when designing custom homes:
Garage space is a high priority for homeowners with multiple vehicles, not only to protect your cars from the elements but also as extra storage space. Spacious garages make it easy to keep your outdoor equipment, tools, toys, bikes, etc., organized and safely stored away. If you’re looking to elevate your space further, consider car lifts and heated floors.
Plenty of Natural Light
Lighting is important in every home, and if you’re having a custom home built, you may want to prioritize natural light. From floor-to-ceiling windows to glass sliding doors and big, beautiful skylights, there are plenty of ways to let light pour into your house. Large windows and skylights also help promote peace and happiness.
Looking for ways to make your custom home feel grand and dramatic? Don’t overlook the ceiling! High, vaulted ceilings continue to be a popular request among those looking to build a custom house. Ceilings can also be a focal point to your open living space with patterned mouldings, unique colors and textures, interesting shapes, and more. Your residential architect will love to hear your ideas and help take your new home’s ceilings to the next level.
A Luxurious Master Bedroom/Bathroom
The master area of the house is undoubtedly one of the most important. Since that will be the space you utilize the most, it’s important to make it personalized and functional. Some of the most popular features of a master bedroom and bathroom space include:
- Seating areas and cozy nooks
- Chandeliers and lighting
- Separate his and her vanities
- Large his and her closets
- A shower and bathtub
- Heated floors
Extra Guest Rooms
Having extra guest bedrooms and full bathrooms separate from other living areas and bedrooms in the house is a popular choice for those designing their own custom house. Now that you’ve started plans for your new home, you’re probably excited at the thought of welcoming and hosting your friends, family, and loved ones, which means you might want to consider how much guest space you would like to include.
Upstairs Laundry Room
Laundry is necessary for any household, and many people planning their new custom home make it a priority to have a convenient and spacious upstairs laundry room. A laundry room with all the essentials closer to your bedrooms will mean fewer trips and less time spent getting all your clothes clean, making laundry much easier. This quality-of-life change will do wonders to make your custom house feel like home.
It’s not the most glamorous, but extra outlets can be incredibly useful when your new home is finally ready for move-in. Ensuring you have adequate outlets in your kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even your outdoor spaces will make life much more convenient, so be sure to discuss it with your residential architect.
Unique Entertainment Spaces
One of the most exciting parts of building your custom home is that you can add whatever you like, including some fun entertainment rooms! Tell your residential architect how they can help make your custom home your own personal paradise. Some ideas to consider include:
- Movie theater
- Wine tasting and storage room
- Golf simulator
- Indoor swimming pool
- Bowling lanes
- Basketball court
- Game room
Don’t be afraid to get creative and get ideas from your residential architect. After all, this is your dream home!
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Cardello Architects is one of the leading, full-service architecture firms in the country and provides expert residential architectural services to Fairfield County, Westchester County, and the surrounding areas.
For more than 20 years, the Cardello Architects team has designed luxury house plans and created custom homes to fulfill their clients’ dreams and exceed their expectations. To learn more about our top-quality custom home design services, contact us today.