Four Features To Consider For A Custom-Built Family Home

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When it comes to building a custom home, you can use your imagination to create the house of your dreams. If you need a little inspiration for features to add to your home, use the following guide to help. Discuss these ideas with your custom home builders to see how to best incorporate each one into your new home design.

Central Vacuum System

Sweeping crumbs from the kitchen or removing pet hair can become cumbersome, particularly in a large home. Adding a central vacuum system makes it easy to simply sweep the debris off to the side and let the vacuum handle the rest. This means no more dealing with dustpans and trash bins. A central vacuum system typically consists of vents throughout the home that lead to the vacuum mechanism. Be sure to discuss placement for the vacuum vents, as you'll want one in the kitchen, bathrooms, and the laundry room.

Master Bedroom Suite

Instead of just adding a bathroom to the master bedroom, consider creating a true suite for your escape from the outside world. A large walk-in closet, a sitting room, and a spa-inspired bathroom can give you a wonderful respite area. Talk to your home builder about built-in shelving in the closet and a steam shower in the bathroom. A sitting area with a window seat and bookshelves gives you a cozy corner to read your favorite book, while a small room with a sofa and television lets you unwind away from the kids.

Second-Floor Laundry Room

If you're planning on building a home with bedrooms upstairs, consider adding a laundry room on the upper floor as well. This prevents you from having to walk down two flights of stairs to the basement when it's time to wash clothes. This room can be a small, closet-like space with a stackable unit, or you can dedicate more square footage to a complete laundry center. If you choose a larger room, have your contractor plan for counters and cabinets in the room for storing cleaning supplies and other essentials.

Spare Workspace

Having a guestroom in the home can be great for friends and family, but you may also want to consider adding another spare room next to the bedrooms that can be used as a workspace. Whether you need a home office or a crafting room, having a flexible extra room in the home can make it easy to follow your passions. Of course, if you have little ones, this room can also be used as a cozy play room.

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