You are young, your family is starting to grow, and you are eager to build the best possible custom home to last you for years to come. Now is the best time to start planning so you can enjoy your home-sweet-home as your family begins to grow. As part of your due diligence, consider the following elements during the home building process. Here are the most important aspects to keep in mind when planning and building the custom home of your dreams.
House Layout in Your Custom Home
It’s very easy to go with standard layouts when you’re building your very first home but think beyond the architecture. Imagine yourself livening in the home. What is the most important to you? Colored floor plans make it simple to see areas for storage, entertainment, and destressing. For example, a lot of young couples want to have clear sightlines indoors and outside so they can be in constant view of their kids. This typically means an open floor plan and window and door access to any exterior spaces.
Safety in Your Custom Home
We all want safety for our family, and you can make this a mantra throughout your discussions with your own custom home builder. Start by looking at the neighborhood that you are building in. Does it seem safe? Are the streets and sidewalks safe for children on bikes or skateboards? Would you feel comfortable walking and playing with your kids? If you decide to build within a planned community, you might find that your safety questions are easier to answer because the builders and developers have already addressed these issues.
Keeping a house spotless when you have a family is very tough, but not impossible. Proper home building planning can help minimize clutter. Make sure to include plenty of spaces for overflow or “stuff” that could accumulate over the years. Areas could consist of pantries, closets, and basement rooms. When planning your custom home, consider adding a mudroom or drop-zone. This will give everyone a spot to drop their items when coming in from outside. No more grime and dirt tracked throughout your home. It will mostly just be contained in one easy-to-maintain spot.
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