If you’re going to build a new home, you might as well take advantage of the opportunity to personalize it and make it feel unique. But on the other hand, you don’t want to choose anything that will make your home unsellable or depress its value when it’s time to move. Here are some custom home design tips to keep in mind as you build a new home:
Do Your Research on Kitchen Design
Even if you’re not a gourmet cook, think ahead by putting a beautiful kitchen into your new home. Who knows, having such a nice space might even encourage someone in your family to improve their culinary skills! Of all the rooms in a house, kitchens add the most value.
Be sure to do your research, as even minor adjustments can make a big difference on how desirable your house is to others. For example, even if you prefer quartz countertops to granite, granite is the top choice for most homebuyers. And since granite comes in so many natural color and pattern variations, you can probably find something you like just as much.
Don’t Forget the Bathrooms
People might not want to think about how much of their lives they spend in the bathroom. But, like kitchens, bathrooms are expensive to renovate, meaning buyers love to see a space they won’t need to change at all.
When you’re looking at bathroom design ideas, stay away from anything trendy that will need remodeling in the next 10 or 15 years. Go for a luxurious, spa-like feel with natural stone and cabinetry that feels like furniture. If you prefer a brighter feel, add that in paint, towels, bathmats and artwork rather than stone or tile.
Think Outside the Box
The box, in this case, is your house. Having well planned outdoor spaces can bring your family together and provide a boost when your home goes on the market. When you’re looking at patio and porch designs, try to imagine creating an outdoor room, rather than just a plain deck or yard space. Porch enclosures are one way to add definition, but you can also consider arbors, trellises and outdoor fireplaces.
What would you include if you got to build a new home free of cost constraints? Share your ideas in the comments.