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Building A Custom Home? Invest In These Key Features

Building A Custom Home

When it comes to residential construction, customization is an opportunity for homeowners and their architects and contractors to create a home that stands out. Building a custom home means you have complete control from the first step to the final light fixture that’s hung inside the house. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose how the home is laid out and the structures and features that fill its interiors and dawn on its exteriors.

With this freedom and flexibility comes a lot of decision-making. Everything from the flooring to the kitchen backsplash must be decided, and it can feel overwhelming at times — trying to determine which elements are worth a healthy chunk of your budget and knowing where you can save. For now, let’s look at the former.

Key Features Worth Including In A Custom Home

While constructing an overall new home, you might have access to tons of upgrades and options. But if you want to keep staying on the budget, make sure to invest in the following affordable attributes. These key residential features are worth splurging from your budget.

Quality-Made Windows

Quality-Made Windows

Windows may not be at the top of your splurge list but don’t underestimate the value of quality-made windows in your custom home. Experienced window manufacturers will tell you just how important this feature is — since durable window treatments not only protect your client from intruders and wildlife but can keep harmful allergens and pollutants from compromising their health and well-being.

There are several styles of windows to choose from, including casement, single-hung, bay, and even specialty windows. Whichever style you choose, be sure to look at the type of glazing, coating, and framing that would best suit the style and structure of your custom home.

Ample Storage

Storage is essential in any home, no matter the square footage. The longer the house is lived in, the more items are likely to accumulate — and the last thing you want is to live in a cluttered space or to have your client experience that feeling.

Spending money on extra closet space, custom shelving, additional garage storage, and even a shed in the back of the home will allow you to safely and conveniently store things such as seasonal items and clothing or kitchen equipment while still having easy access. After all, who doesn’t like a little extra space in their newly-made home? 

Welcoming Outdoor Spaces

Welcoming Outdoor Spaces

Font and backyard spaces should feel like an oasis, even if your home is sitting on a small plot of land. However, this may depend on the living style of your client. If they enjoy entertaining and spending time outdoors, it may be worth looking at the budget and determining where money can be allocated to make it feel like a comforting space.

Customizing a backyard can range from large projects like installing a functional outdoor kitchen or a pool to simply building a deck and putting out some comfortable outdoor furniture. It’s important to work alongside your client to determine their priorities.

Master Suites

Nothing matches the level of comfort and privacy master suits offer. In your new custom abode, you can invest in a larger master suite than usual bedrooms. You can even include a master-sized bed in this particular room, which will have larger windows. Since they remain separated from other parts of the house, it eventually offers more privacy. 

I know what you are thinking. The construction of the master suite requires an enormous budget. But you can certainly reduce some exceeding charges by including a soaking shower and tub combination rather than investing in two separate ones. Even though the upgrade sounds minimal, it can have a long-lasting effect on your house. 

An Open Yet Lavish Area To Dine

Open dining areas have been gaining momentum in the past few years, and Instagram reels are proof. The approach to dining at home accompanied by your family and friends is slowly becoming more casual, which is why people love staying connected. Even if one is cooking, they can continue talking to their kiths and kins. 

Since the dining rooms today have become a multi-use space, people have been moving to use the other aspects of their house. Open spaces also have other advantages like more focus on cleaning and no leftover dirty dishes. Open dining is an idea that might not be welcomed by all, and THAT’S OKAY!

Higher Ceilings

Have you ever resided in an old-day home having 8-foot ceilings? If not, you must try it at least once. They are so freeing, so aery- everybody wants to have that kind of space. In order to have a higher ceiling, there are two options that can be counted upon:

  • Vault Ceilings: They are popular as a nice house feature and might be combined with additional lighting. If you have a good budget, you can also invest in a wood-clad ridge beam. 
  • Tray Ceilings: Your master bedroom is certainly not complete without tray ceilings. These extraordinary additions have an angled ceiling that is no less than 12 inches tall. 


Who doesn’t like coming back home to a relaxing fireplace with your favorite ones by your side? Fireplaces are very rarely found in modern homes, which maximize their inclusions. Not only does it keep your room heated and cozy, but it also gives you a campfire feel. 

If you are thinking of having a fireplace at home, ensure to be ready with a good budget. A 42-inch fireplace with 5-foot tall stone and a cedar mantel will cost somewhere around $2,500. You will need another $1000 to $12000 if you want to include gas in it. Hence, it can be a bit costly affair.


Building a custom home is no small feat by any means, but putting in the time and effort as a contractor is key to creating a functional, stylish space that feels like a forever home for your client. It takes a lifetime to earn and invest in the house of your dreams- don’t let it go wasted with the wrong ideas. 

Save this article for later and optimize these tips. You will watch how your usual multi-storeyed building turns into a lavish apartment. Save these tips for later, and do not forget to tell us your ideas in the comment box below. Thank you for reading.

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Barsha Bhattacharya

Barsha Bhattacharya is a senior content writing executive. As a marketing enthusiast and professional for the past 4 years, writing is new to Barsha. And she is loving every bit of it. Her niches are marketing, lifestyle, wellness, travel and entertainment. Apart from writing, Barsha loves to travel, binge-watch, research conspiracy theories, Instagram and overthink.

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