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Building a custom new home allows you to create a home that’s well-suited to your needs and lifestyle. Floor plans, color choices and fixture options are just some of the ways that you can adjust a home to your liking. Here are five other major ways to make a custom home truly yours.
Make the Basement Bigger With a Deep-Pour Basement
A deep-pour basement increases your basement’s height by digging the foundation down deeper. Depending on how deep you want it, the increase in depth may just be 1 foot or it might be several feet.The purpose of a deep-pour basement isn’t so much to increase storage space beneath your home, but rather to make your basement more comfortable to use. The increased height can be helpful if you eventually want a finished basement with overhead lighting fixtures.
Add Space to Rooms With Elevated Ceilings
Elevated ceilings increase the height of first- or second-floor rooms, usually for an aesthetic effect. Higher ceilings can make rooms look larger without increasing square footage, and higher ceilings can let in more natural light if oversized or additional windows are installed.
Depending on a home’s design, slightly elevated ceilings might be used throughout an entire floor. Alternatively, a single room might have an elevated ceiling that looks up to the second floor.
Create Storage With Built-In Bookshelves
A home can never have enough storage, and you can increase your new home’s storage by adding built-in bookshelves. While you always have the option to buy standard bookshelves from a furniture store, they won’t be quite as nice as custom ones that are installed when the home is built. You can design every aspect of the shelves both so they look the way you want and accommodate your oversized books or personal touches.
Upgrade to an Expanded Garage
Upgrade your garage from a standard one- or two-car garage so that it’ll better accommodate your future (or present) storage and vehicle needs. Even if you don’t expect to need another parking space, you might still extend the length of your garage so that it can provide more room for large tools and gear.
Go for a Jacuzzi
A jacuzzi tub is a pleasant luxury anytime you feel sore, are cold or just want to relax. It’s also a fairly easy upgrade to put in when building out a master bathroom. Go for a jacuzzi in your master bath, and you’ll reap the rewards every time you relax in the tub. You might also get a better selling price when you eventually move out, as master bath upgrades have some of the highest returns on home sale prices.
Make Your New Home Truly Yours
If any of these upgrades or customizations sound like something you’d appreciate, talk with your home builder about putting them in. A few customizations like these can make a big difference in how much you enjoy your new house.