You’ve made it. You have finally become the proud owner of your forever home.
Congratulations! You don’t want to rest on your laurels though, right? We know that you are already itching to customize your stunning new dwelling and turn it into the custom home of your dreams.
With so many options out there for custom-built homes, how can you narrow down your wish list and figure out what you really want your dream home to feature?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find a few inspiring ideas that are guaranteed to add the “wow” factor to your home sweet home.
1. A Garage That Doubles as a Storage Space
Let’s start with your exterior — namely, your garage. If you thought that this was the perfect place to store your cars and little else, think again. A modern garage can be effectively turned into a genius storage space.
Now, more than ever, you are probably spending a lot of time at home with your family. You might have already realized how important it is to have a safe, practical and sizeable storage area. While a loft or basement can also work well, a garage is much more accessible from your house.
Keep your main living space neat, clean and clutter-free by moving items you don’t need right away to your garage. Think various holiday decorations, tools, maybe even a Foosball table! Remember though, you’ll also want to keep your garage tidy and well-organized, so that every item you store there can be easily accessible at a later time.
2. A Patio With a Custom-Built Pergola
If we move to the back of your property, we’re likely to find a beautiful area of opportunity. Have you thought about sprucing it up and turning it into a haven of tranquility? You could make it a place where you can retreat with your loved ones (or on your own) for some moments of peace and quiet.
A custom-built patio is just what the doctor ordered. Not only is this going to be a wonderful addition, but it will become particularly useful while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing. With a stunning, well-manicured patio, you’ll still be able to enjoy the great Dallas weather year round.
Your bespoke patio could benefit from the addition of a structure such as a gazebo or a pergola. This will help to shield you from the scorching summer heat as well as offer some protection when it rains.
3. A Functional (But Stylish) Home Office
In the months to come, you might need to work from home on a regular basis. So why not take the opportunity to create a beautiful and functional home office? Turn that spare room into the perfect place to boost motivation and productivity.
Add some space-saving, built-in furniture, along with an ergonomic chair and desk (opt for a standing desk, if you can). Don’t forget to beautify your space with some colorful plants or an accent wall, inspiring prints and soft textiles.
If you have a backyard, why not build a custom home office on the other side of it? This way you’ll ensure maximum privacy while having a great view of your perfectly curated lawn.
4. A Relaxing Sunroom
Is there anything more pleasant than sipping your favorite drink while looking at a gorgeous sky above you? You don’t even need to be outdoors to savor such a wonderful moment, you just need a sunroom.
Conservatories and sunrooms are an excellent addition to your forever home and can be adapted to a wide variety of uses. If you decide to include this feature in your custom home plans, make sure you pick a four-season sunroom. As the name suggests, this is designed to be enjoyed throughout the year.
How? It includes smart heating and cooling systems, which ensure the space is comfortable during the summer and winter months. While this will probably end up being a little more costly than a standard sunroom, it will be worth every cent. This room will see you and your family through many years of happy memories.
5. A Dedicated Laundry Room
Another feature that custom homeowners favor at the moment is a separate area meant for all-things-laundry. Would that suit you as well?
Think about it, a dedicated laundry room will enable you to keep the kitchen and bathroom free from any laundry-related messes. At the same time, it gives you the possibility to add all sorts of features that can make washing, ironing and folding clothes easier.
If you have a basement that still requires some work, why not use this as a opportunity to turn it into a laundry room? Your utility lines should already be down there! Adding a laundry room to your basement is often a more affordable option compared to anywhere else in the house.
6. An Outdoor Pool (With Moonlighting Features)
When the scorching Dallas heat hits in the middle of the summer, nothing feels better than a dip in the pool. Now, just imagine if that pool was only a few steps away from your kitchen door. Amazing, right?
Well, your custom-built home can (read: should) definitely feature a pool. Depending on the size of your yard and budget, your custom pool can range from fairly basic to completely luxurious. Something you’ll also want to consider alongside the pool design and features is the surrounding lightning.
You could opt for some standard LED lights or go the extra mile with tiki torches and tree highlighting. But to really add a wow factor, why not consider moonlighting?
This gorgeous lighting style replicates the effect of a moonlit landscape by adding lights to the top branches of your trees and plants. As a result, it creates a beautiful game of shadow and light that will make that midnight swim truly memorable.
Make Your Custom Home Dreams an Attainable Reality
Whatever feature you want your dream custom home to have, we can help you achieve it at Robert Elliott Custom Homes.
From building a home office that inspires and drives you to succeed, to adding gorgeous lighting features to your pool, we strive to turn your home into the stunning living space that you expect.
If you would like to check out some of our previous projects, head over to our galleries, featuring a selection of gorgeous custom homes we have created for our happy clients over the years.
Will you be next? Contact us today to find out more.