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.
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.
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.
Thinking of building your dream home? If you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ve probably turned to Pinterest and HGTV to start gathering your ideas, which is a great way to start. (Fixer Upper addiction, anyone? Please tell us we aren’t alone…)
Like most industries, custom home design fluctuates with trends. It can be difficult to keep up with what’s hot and what’s on it’s way out in terms of custom home design. As if one minute something is becoming a standard and the next it’s the worst thing you could do. To help you keep up with the trends, here are some of the hottest things in custom home design:
Not sure where to get started when it comes to building a custom home? The best place to start is by hiring an Indianapolis custom home builder. Before you purchase land or finalize floorplans, you’ll want to hire a builder that you can trust and rely on throughout the custom home building process.
With winter right around the corner, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep your kids active. When cold weather and snow strike, no one wants to go outside. Below freezing temperatures means more video games and indoor play time, but what if there was something else? What if you could safely bring sports inside and give your kids the perfect place to burn off energy, exercise, and stay active?