Top 5 Features Home Buyers are Adding to Their New Home Builds

  • By lemaster
  • 30 Jul, 2016
Everyone dreams of a custom built home, a home that is truly yours from the ground up. Sure, it may not be as convenient as a move in ready home, but think of the advantages! Every item in that house is custom to you, from the detailing on the kitchen floor, to the tray ceiling in the dining room, to the stone surrounding the fireplace. There are a lot of choices you will make as you embark on this journey, but nothing can replace the feeling of designing your custom home from scratch and watching it come to life. So what is the average builder looking to add to their home? Which features will add the most value? We have compiled a list of our five favorite features and why new home builders are swooning over them!
1. Second Floor Laundry Room.

Imagine not having to carry those uncomfortable laundry baskets up and down the stairs. Imagine being able to walk down the hall and have everything you need right there! What homemaker wouldn't love a large area to wash, dry, fold and store laundry? Having a laundry room that is so accessible can reduce the amount of time spent on laundry and keep bedrooms clean. Try using labeled hampers with each family member’s name to make sorting easy and fun!

2. Updated Kitchen with Open Layout.

Whether you are entertaining guests, gathering around the table for dinner, or just helping the kids with homework, the kitchen is where the average homeowner spends the majority of their time. The latest trends in new kitchen construction include hidden appliances, granite counter tops and an open layout. When considering hidden appliances, think about a fridge that matches your cabinetry or a dishwasher in a drawer. Try a single wall of appliances and floor to ceiling cabinetry, both very conducive to an open floor plan.
3. Updated Master Bath.

The bathroom is often compared to a sanctuary, a place to relax and unwind. Much like modern kitchen designs, the bathroom trends have changed over the years. What makes a bathroom luxurious has morphed from the pastel colored fixtures and pedestal sinks to rain showers, double sinks, custom vanities and heated floors. Think convenience and comfort when you are designing your master bath.
4. Fireplace

A fireplace is welcomed in almost every climate and can be a good fit in every room of the house. Not only does a fireplace add heat, but it adds a feeling of comfort and coziness. Most homeowners have switched from wood burning fireplaces to electric options where the flip of a switch illuminates the fire and warms the home. To be unique, try an outdoor or bathroom fireplace.
5. Media Room

A media room is a personal, isolated space to enjoy movies, music and more with a large screen, cozy seating, and sound-absorbent accents. Custom designed media rooms create an intimate environment that’s perfect for entertaining or relaxing. When planning your ideal media room, consider various layout options and a list of features you would like included. Think of video and audio systems, lighting control, cabinet design and custom fabrication options.
By lemaster 30 Jul, 2016
Everyone dreams of a custom built home, a home that is truly yours from the ground up. Sure, it may not be as convenient as a move in ready home, but think of the advantages! Every item in that house is custom to you, from the detailing on the kitchen floor, to the tray ceiling in the dining room, to the stone surrounding the fireplace. There are a lot of choices you will make as you embark on this journey, but nothing can replace the feeling of designing your custom home from scratch and watching it come to life. So what is the average builder looking to add to their home? Which features will add the most value? We have compiled a list of our five favorite features and why new home builders are swooning over them!
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