10 Ways to Customize Your New Home
One of the best reasons to build a new home is the opportunity to personalize every part of it – from choosing your own cabinet color, to adding a larger garage – the sky’s the limit!
There are several easy things that can make a home truly yours without adjusting the overall layout of a floor plan:
1. Soaring ceilings – Changing ceiling height in the entire home to 9 feet can make even small spaces look spacious. Vaulted great rooms add a sense of airiness and space.
2. Make flex space work for you – What is labeled as “Office” or “Family Room” on a builder’s floor plan can just as easily be a craft room, gym, home theater, or guest room. Keep your lifestyle in mind when imagining the possibilities.
3. Live it up outside – A covered porch can be an extension of your living room, or even your kitchen. Imagine warm evenings entertaining on your back porch or barbecuing at your outdoor kitchen.
4. Add light – Natural light has been shown to contribute to overall well-being. Add windows or glass doors to maximize your light and enjoy your beautiful view.
5. Storage solutions – Whether downsizing to a retirement home, or building a larger home for your growing family, storage is always an important consideration. Add a 3rd car garage, laundry room cabinets, or a kitchen desk to make full use of your space.
6. Your property is unique – Adding a daylight basement to accommodate your sloped property can be a great way to add space. Use the walk-out basement for entertaining or a guest suite!
7. All families are different – adding an attached or detached living quarters (ADU) can add value to your home and can offer a great solution for accommodating aging parents, adult children, invited guests, or renters.
8. Luxuries you have dreamed of – Have you been dreaming of the ultimate spa shower? A double wall-oven? They may be more affordable than you think. A gourmet kitchen, jetted bathtub, or gas fireplace can all be easily integrated into a new home.
9 Fitting in with the neighbors – The overall aesthetic of the exterior is important to the “curb appeal” of your new home – especially if you are working with an HOA or neighborhood association. Work with your builder to make sure your home has the exterior look you want.
10. Comfort for a lifetime – Integrate Universal Design features into your new home to ensure your home is comfortable for your entire life. A low barrier entry, wider door frames, and a walk-in shower are all easily integrated into a new home plan.
Lexar Homes builds semi-custom homes in the Pacific Northwest. If you would like to begin the process of exploring how you can build a new custom home on your property, contact Lexar Homes for more information at 888-701-6132 or visit our website at www.lexarhomes.com.