Growing up, everyone had a mental picture of their future and for most people, the focus was the type and style of the house they would live in. Building a custom home is simply a way to fulfill those childhood dreams or adult preferences, as the case may be. Custom home builders are capable of designing and constructing your perfect dream house but, if you are stuck on design ideas, you may end up with a home that is not quite your dream home. To help you out, we have highlighted five custom design features to consider in your custom home

  • High Ceilings

Homes with higher ceilings have a way of looking larger, more spacious, and luxurious. If you want to give your new custom home an elegant look, you should consider incorporating ceilings that are quite tall. Higher ceilings also give room for the installation of lighting features like low-hanging lights that can give your home a magnificent look.

  • Heated Driveway and Floors  

During winter, there are usually heaps of accumulated snow around the house and in the driveway, which may require you to continually clear them every time you take a drive. For your custom home, you can install a floor heating system in your driveway, which would help melt the snow and save you the time you would have spent shoveling. Don’t forget the inside of your home, heating floor system can be installed across your home to help regulate the temperature during the winter, and to ensure you can comfortably walk around your home sock free.   

  • Smart Home Devices

A touch of a button is all that is needed to close or open your window blinds, lights can automatically turn on when you enter a room and shut off soon after you leave, your front door can unlock just by walking up to it,  the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to automating your home. Smart devices like doorbells, locks, thermostats, smart speakers, and smoke detectors come equipped with advanced technology and custom-designed features which are a must for any custom-built home.

  • Pet-Friendly Options 

If you have pets or you are considering getting them after you move into your new home, you should add features that make living in the home comfortable and easy for your pets as well. You can ask your custom home builder to include play/living spaces that are pet-friendly, and pet accessible doors.

  • Smart Central Vacuum System 

A very beneficial feature you should have incorporated in your custom home is a central vacuum system. Like a standard central vacuum system, all the tubes are hidden in the walls of your home. These smart vacuum systems have special heads that will collect dust and debris from inside the house, transport them through the tubes and dispose of them in a container that is stored in another part of the house, usually the basement or garage.  

Building a custom home allows you to have total control over the overall look and layout of your home. Adding in features that will make your home more comfortable and enjoyable is also a must. Speak with your custom home builder and architect for more ideas on what you should include in your custom build home.