Tile samples, carpet swatches, vision boards. Before even starting your custom home design your head is already swimming with ideas! How many bedrooms will you need? What style of home do you want? How much will all this cost?! While these are very important questions, the first one you should ask yourself is ‘who can I trust to help me accomplish all of this?’ Before laying out your floorplans and choosing the perfect place for the laundry room, start at the beginning and think about what you need from a builder in accomplishing your goals. Here are a few things to look out for when talking with potential builders, and remember, this is your home, find someone you know will help you create the perfect place for you!
Summer is over and the leaves are starting to change color here in Indiana. While you might not think this would be the best time to venture out to the lake for a weekend away, the beautiful colors and the sweet crisp smell of fall creates the perfect backdrop for a weekend away snuggled up in a blanket with a cup of tea out by the quiet water. If this sounds like a dream to you, think about all the ways you could maximize your custom lake house to make the most of it all year long.
Nothing says entertainment quite like a luxury home movie theater. When designing a home theater, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest technology and gadgets, but building a home theater the entire family can enjoy goes beyond stereo systems and the best flat screen TV. Think about things like the type of carpet, seating arrangements, the view of the screen and other elements around the theater to maximize your movie-viewing experience.
If you love to bake, you know the challenges a small kitchen presents. From rolling out dough to letting cookies and cupcakes rest after baking, there never seems to be enough space in the kitchen. When you’re planning your new custom home, think about your kitchen and how you can make the most of the space to hone your baking skills and cook up delicious delicacies for the entire family. From ovens to appliances to storage and more, make sure you think of all the small details when you design your kitchen. If you need some help getting started, take a look at a few of our best design tips for making your kitchen a baking dream!
When you live in the Midwest, you tend to yearn for time on the coast. An occasional vacation to the ocean helps, but you may not want to give up that beachy feel during the rest of the year.
Want fresh produce year-round without leaving the house? An indoor greenhouse for your custom home might be the best addition for fresh produce and a show-stopping feature. Control light, humidity, and temperature to grow the highest quality plants for your family. An indoor greenhouse requires lots of planning, but in the end, results in homegrown happiness when constructed correctly.
Sharp angles, clean lines, muted colors are all features of modern design. Although still called modernism, this style has been around since the 1900’s. Home design trends come and go from popularity but some styles have been able to stand the test of time. As we look toward the future, what can we expect for future home design?
If you’re having a custom home built, it’s a great opportunity to keep your specific needs in mind while creating the house’s layout. One characteristic to keep in mind while creating your custom home design is your organization style — that is, whether you’re naturally good at keeping your space organized or whether built-in features could help facilitate keeping the place neat and clean.
Your pets are your family, so you want them to be as comfortable and happy as you are. They may already sleep in your bed, eat the best pet food and travel with you on vacation. When designing a home, consider adding some custom features for your pets to make them even more comfortable.
Can lights, track lights, dome lights, chandeliers, the list of types of lighting for your home goes on and on. As you start thinking about the light in your home and the feeling you want to emit with your light fixtures, keep in mind all of the different ways your lighting will be used, and all of your family’s needs when it applies to lighting in the home.