custom homeWhen building a custom home it’s easy to over look the details in the midst of the larger vision for your project.

However, paying attention to the details in your new house will truly make it feel like a custom home.

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to the details that matter most to them. Perhaps the material your fireplace is built with is  important to you because you plan on using it a lot. On the other hand, maybe you are a lighting enthusiast and want to make sure the mood lighting is just right in every room of the house.

Here are four ideas to get you inspired when you are thinking about the details that are most important to you  when building your custom home.

1. The Ceiling

Many times the ceiling is overlooked when designing a new home, but it is one of those special details that makes a home truly feel  custom. There are several types of ceiling styles that you can choose from. For example, a coffered ceiling can give any room that elegant and formal feel. Think about adding wood planks to your ceiling for a more rustic look.  Don’t discount the power of vaulted ceilings with sky lights to make a room seem large, light and airy. Each time you look up you will be glad you took the extra time to pay attention to this detail.

2. Built-Ins

Built-ins are not only a great way to make use of every square inch of your home while adding storage and organization, they are a fantastic way to give your home that special custom feel. There are several types of built-ins that you can incorporate into your home from shelving that surrounds your fireplace to cubbies for the mudroom. Make use of unused space within the walls by creating work alcoves around the home. You can also use these alcoves for hobbies or gift wrapping stations. Make your gatherings grander with a built in bar that is fully equipped with a kitchen and wine storage. The ideas are endless when it comes to built-ins for your custom home.

3. Lighting

Like ceilings, lighting details  can sometimes be over looked. It’s understandable, after all, we don’t look at our ceilings all of the time!  But the question is, why would lighting be important to your home? The design of the actual light piece or the way that the lighting changes your room is one level beauty. Take it to the next level and remember that you create memories in your home as well. Baby’s first steps, prom pictures, to special family dinners are all moments when you want to capture it through photos or video. Believe it or not lighting is what makes things look beautiful on film and photos. Be prepared with fantastic lighting and you’ll always have the best looking pictures and videos around.

When it comes to the type of lighting available, there are many options to choose from. The question is which style will exude your personality in the home? Will a grand chandelier in the foyer welcome guests in the formal way that you dream of? Do you enjoy the ability to dim the lights during an intimate dinner party? Perhaps you have artwork that you want to show off with specialized lighting that focuses directly on your piece. Whatever your preference, don’t let lighting fall to the wayside. Paying attention to the details of lighting will make your custom house feel like a custom home.

4. Windows

Choosing windows that reflect your personal style are a fantastic way to make your house stand out from the rest. Invest in energy efficient windows that look eye-catching as well. If you love a dramatic effect, consider creating an entire wall of windows to let in the maximum amount of light and take advantage of a beautiful view. Perhaps you have a beautiful eat-in kitchen that would be accented nicely with a gorgeous bay window to reflect your high class but laid back style. Are you building a two story living room? Add windows all the way up the wall to create a dramatic effect that will take your space to the next style level…literally.

There are many more details that you can highlight for your custom home depending on what your lifestyle and personal preference is. Hopefully these four tips got your mind brimming with inspiration. If you need more ideas you can check out our portfolio of work.

If you are thinking of building a custom home in the Indianapolis or surrounding areas, feel free to contact us today for more information.