Tips on Building the Perfect Custom Home

Tips on Building the Perfect Custom Home

November 5, 2018 | No Comments


Building the perfect custom home is something everyone dreams of, and the process can be both rewarding and exciting for first-time and experienced homeowners alike. If you want to know how to build the perfect custom home, you can get started using the following tips.

Consider a Closed Kitchen Space

It’s tempting for customized homeowners to create vast open spaces in their floor plan, but there’s one room you should close off as much as possible: the kitchen. The reason for this is that kitchens tend to make a lot of noise—whether it’s frying up food for dinner or running the dishwasher in the evening—which can noisily interfere with activities in the rest of the house.

Have One Room That Could Be Converted Later

One of the great things about a custom home is that you can prepare for conversions pretty easily. It would help if you had at least one room in the house that could be converted to a bedroom later on should you decide to expand your family with another child, bring in an elderly parent, or create a guest room. Easily converted rooms can be “extra” living spaces at first, such as dens or toy rooms that may not be needed in the future.

Always Include a Master Suite

It can be tempting to ditch the master bedroom suite, or at least downsize it, in favor of additional bedrooms on the same floor or bedrooms for children that are closer to their parent’s space. But you will notice the lack of a suite later on, once your children no longer need close supervision. Instead of downsizing your master bedroom suite, install security cameras so you can keep an eye on your young children from your room—instead of requiring them to move in next door.

Keep Expansion and Additions in Mind

This tip is the most important thing to keep in mind when building a custom home. You may want to alter your home in the future, either by expanding bedrooms, taking down walls, adding a basement or attic, and everything in between. The best way to make these additions and alterations easier in the future is to plan for them now—which is thankfully painless with a custom home. You can have the rough-ins for plumbing, electrical and other components built into the walls during construction, which will make it much easier to get these elements installed in the future.

For more information on planning your custom home, contact Grayson Homes at 919-578-6222.

Mike Poupard