On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Forget a partridge in a pear tree. This holiday season, give yourself and your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving: a beautiful custom home from G&G with features designed to enhance convenience and comfort, designed to perfectly suit your lifestyle. Certainly more practical than those turtle doves or seven swans a swimming!

Hot Home Trends for 2020

We’ve made a list; we’ve checked it twice, and these custom home features are at the top when it comes to efficiency, convenience, comfort, and style:

Built-In Coffee Maker

Indulge yourself with rich brews, lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos made fresh to order. Top programmable built-in coffee makers grind the beans as needed, so beverages are always at their freshest. Plumbed options (available from manufacturers like Miele) feed right into your water line so you don’t have to worry about filling the tank, and the built-in design saves prime real estate on your counters as well. Wake up to the wonderful smell of caffeine and convenience in the morning!

Wine Fridge Columns

These are a sleek, slim, streamlined addition to your custom home: models like the 24-inch Thermador Wine Column provide multiple zones so your reds, whites, and rosés are always stored at just the right temperature. The Thermador holds up to 98 bottles and features touch electronic controls, a display section for your select bottles, and an elegant wine presenter made from wenge wood and aluminum.

Marble Floors in the Bathroom

Marble floors elevate the sophistication of any project. It’s a particularly great choice for bathrooms as it’s naturally resistant to water. You don’t have to worry about warping or damaging the surface if your bathtub or sink overflow. While it can be slippery when wet, a few well-placed slip-proof rugs can add just the right touch of safety and style.

Heated Master Bath Flooring

Ahhh… luxurious. No more freezing feet when you go to take your morning shower. Keep your feet warm with heated floors that are more effective than forced air systems. You can even turn down the thermostat a bit at night to save energy and money and still wake up to a warm, cozy bathroom.

Hidden Room

Ever want a movie mystery-worthy hidden room? Done. It’s no more complicated to create than constructing a built-in bookshelf, but the results can be awe-inspiring. Whether you want a secret get-away, a high-security room, or the best entrance to a wine cellar ever, these spaces add intrigue – and value.

Linear Fireplaces

We love this 2020 home trend: linear fireplaces are sleek and streamlined. They add contemporary appeal and are not bulky or intrusive. These gas-powered beauties provide instant, efficient realistic heat that you can turn on or off with the touch of a button.

"This holiday season, give yourself and your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving: a beautiful custom home from G&G with features designed to enhance convenience and comfort, designed to perfectly suit your lifestyle. Certainly more practical than those turtle doves or seven swans a swimming!"

10-Foot Glass Doors to Your Outdoor Living Area

These areas allow homeowners to make the best use of every square inch of space while enjoying the great outdoors. Don’t close your porch, patio, deck, or veranda off with solid doors: instead, invite the outside in with dramatic 10-foot glass doors that maximize light and views, as well as create a sense of open, fresh space.

Outdoor Built-In Heaters

As we’ve mentioned, outdoor living spaces are wonderful additions to homes – but what happens when the mercury dips? Whether you’re entertaining on a chilly spring night or would like to relax outside and watch the leaves turn, built-in heaters for your porch, patio, or deck are an excellent investment. This is a safe and affordable luxury that allows you to extend the outdoor season.

Covered Porch with Fireplace

If you prefer a more rustic ambiance, a covered porch with a fireplace offers a cozy retreat that you can use virtually year-round. Outdoor fireplaces aren’t just limited to a rustic aesthetic though, they can be designed to suit even the most modern homes.

Ready for s’mores in January? Yes, please.

(Note the swimming pool in the background… this elegant outdoor area has it all!)

Swimming Pool

In high-end neighborhoods, pools add to the value of your home – especially if they are well-maintained, and there is still plenty of yard left for greenery, gardens, and other attractive features. Soaking up the sun poolside all summer certainly sounds like our idea of a good time!

Dog Shower

Dog showers are the hottest trend for pup parents. While they are a unique touch for custom homes, they are also practical. Much safer for pets, they feature high platforms that make bathing your pooch easier and more comfortable for pets and their owners.

Four Car Garage

Protect your vehicles from the elements. If you have fewer than four cars, enjoy extra space for seasonal gear and other equipment that needs out-of-the-way storage, or create a little workshop/hobby area. With custom home designs, these large garages integrate beautifully into the overall footprint and are unobtrusive.

Epoxy Garage Floors

An epoxy coating instantly transforms your garage floor from boring and strictly functional to clean and beautiful. Not only does it lend an attractive appearance in a wide spectrum of shades, epoxy is incredibly durable. It protects your floor from damage from impacts, chemicals, and stains. And, because the cement is covered in a coating, it does not generate the level of dust that a typical garage floor does.

Multipurpose Gym Area

No more weights and yoga mats creating an eyesore in your living room, no more treadmills piled with clothes in the master bedroom. And you’ll have to be a lot more creative with your excuses to miss leg day! With your own gym, staying fit is ultra-convenient, and your equipment is contained to its own well-organized space. Plus, you can blast your favorite music without needing earbuds.

What’s on your wishlist this year? Talk to the team at G&G Custom Homes. We’ll help make those wishes a reality with stunning features in a custom home that is built for living!

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