5 Must-Have Features to Consider When Building a New Custom Home

The online space is filled with so many cool custom home ideas that I wouldn’t be surprised if, at some point in your research, you got overwhelmed with all of the awesome ideas that are coming to you.

In this article, we’ve compiled a couple of our favorite must-have features when building a new custom home. We did this so that homeowners would have access to a resource for custom home ideas, compiled by an actual custom home remodeling and construction company with many years of experience in the industry.

Let’s get started!

  1. Taller Ceilings
    One of the best ways to open up space in your home is to increase the height of your ceilings. Whether it’s a new home construction project or a remodeling job restricted by square footage limitations in your space, adding a few more feet to the height of your ceiling is a sure-fire way to make it feel more open and luxurious.
  2. Mudroom
    The fact that not every home has its own mudroom makes me think that the utility it provides is not known by many. After a long, tiring day at school or work, this super useful space can be used to store coats, jackets, backpacks, and of course muddy shoes. It doesn’t have to be big in order for it to work. Even a small mudroom with a few cabinets, drawers, or a wall of cubbies will do the trick just fine.
  3. More Outlets
    If you know the pains of finding the perfect spot to place your newly purchased appliance but having nowhere to plug it in, then you understand the importance of having more outlets in your home. Yeah, you could have an electrician install a new outlet when you need it, but it would be a lot more convenient and cheaper if you add the extra outlets while you’re still working on the design plan of your home. Be sure to think long and hard about the outlet placements.
  4. Smart Home Automation
    Innovators are continuously rolling out new tech designed to make homes smarter and safer, so I guess it’s safe to say that smart homes are the future. Convenience, comfort, security, and increased savings are among the top advantages of smart home automation. Although this feature can be added later on, you are building a new home anyway so you may as well automate your home from the start.
  5. Safe Room
    A safe room offers a plethora of benefits and essentially zero drawbacks, making it an excellent addition to any new home. This popular custom feature can be installed in many places – whether it’s on the floor of a garage or hidden behind a bookcase shelf. You can use it to keep the family safe during bad weather or as a place to store valuables and firearms.

Want to Add These Cool Features to Your New Home?

Fairbanks Custom Homes can add the cool features listed above to your new custom home. We offer custom home building services to clients in the High Country area, including Boone, Blowing Rock, Asheville, Banner Elk, and the Linville, North Carolina areas.

Jay Fairbanks

General Contractor

119 Buttercup Courts
Boone, North Carolina

Ph: 828-264-2295

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