Have you given up on trying to find your dream home and decided to build it instead? If so, your only limit to what you can build is your imagination and your budget. Here are a few things that you could add to your home to make it feel like your own.
Most of the time when you move into the home you just have the bare walls of the room to work with. It doesn't have to be that way though, especially if you are custom building your home. It is possible to put built-in cabinetry so that you save on square footage by not placing shelves where they typically sit in each room.
For example, your home theater could have built-in shelving for your AV components so that everything is out of sight. You could build a bookshelf into a wall of your den so that you don't have to have a large bookshelf against the walls instead.
Second Floor Laundry Room
How many years have you lugged dirty laundry to the basement where the washer and dryer are located, only to lug it back upstairs where the bedrooms are located? Consider placing the laundry room on the second floor so that it is near your bedrooms. This will make things much more convenient for doing laundry since it won't have to travel very far.
Do you plan to have a furry family member of your home that also needs to get around? You can build in some pet doors into your home so that they don't have to bother you to get into certain rooms of the home where the door is usually closed. For example, if there is a room where you plan to put your pet's food, but there is a closed-door that could block the way, a pet door can allow your cat or dog to have easy access to the room no matter what.
Do you plan to have a guest room that doubles as a den or office in your home? That bed can take up a lot of space and rarely be used. Consider building a Murphy bed, which is a bed that actually folds upward and into the wall so that it is not around when you do not need it. This will help you gain back some valuable space and hide the bed when it is not being used. Contact a contractor in your area to discuss new construction homes.Share