For most people who decide to build a custom home, customization is key. They want their home to have unique features that no one else has…and that suit their personalities. As a builder, finding ways to create those custom features and allow clients to add their own touches to the home is very important to me.
Here are some great features showing up in a home we’re building now.
This home has a unique roofline that allows for a lot of attic storage space. Rather than use the attic just as a place to store things, however, we decided to create useable storage in the living areas of the home. These custom built drawers slide back into the attic, creating an organized storage area that doesn’t take up any space in the living area.
This homeowner wanted something very unique–a cupola that he could actually use! You can see this great detail on the top of the house–a cupola with windows on all four sides and these amazing views:
So, how do you get up there? There’s a drop down ladder in the ceiling upstairs that leads to the attic:
Once you get up into the attic, there is a door. Through the door, you find a spiral staircase.
And at the top of the stairs, you’ll find yourself in the cupola! We built in two trapdoors that drop down once you get to the top so you don’t have to worry about falling down the stairs!
Since I build custom homes, I have the ability to add great details throughout the house. For one, I custom build the cabinetry for the home, which allows the homeowner many more options than purchasing ready-made cabinets. In addition, we can create great details throughout the home, like these windows under the kitchen cabinets.
These particular homeowner, like many I’ve worked with, have been dreaming about this home for years. It’s a part of who they are, so they want the home to contain their personal touches. As a custom home builder, it’s my pleasure to help homeowners add their own details to their home. In this case, the owners are creating a custom floor in one of the bathrooms out of found stones and family heirlooms. I can’t wait to see the finished product!