Custom Home Design Ideas To Create A Unique And Useful House

If you are looking into custom home building, it's probably because you want to put a personal touch on the house that you may live in for the rest of your life. A local custom home builder can help you get started with some general blueprints or suggestions, but you'll be able to fine tune the construction as you see fit. If you are looking for ways to make your design a bit more fun or more useful for your day-to-day life, here are some ideas to consider.

Build the Shelving Right Into the Walls

When a homeowner wants more space or storage options in a typical house, they'll head to the local home improvement store and purchase shelving that will need to be put together and then placed somewhere in the home. But when you build a house from scratch, you can keep your storage and shelving needs in mind and incorporate this right into the design of the home. Imagine a wall that has multiple shelves or cabinets built right into it. This could help give a specific room a very unique look while also proving to be quite useful to you on a daily basis. You might not even need to buy a separate bookshelf or entertainment center if you plan out certain rooms in advance.

Put Your Man Cave or Library in a "Hidden" Room

We've all seen movies or read books where a big mansion turns out to have a secret or hidden room. If you've always liked this idea, it may be possible to talk your custom home builder into putting such a room into your upcoming house. Imagine pulling down on a lever or suddenly sliding a bookcase to reveal a "secret" passageway or set of stairs that leads into your hidden lair. This could be a really fun way to go into your man cave or whatever kind of private room you'd like to set up for yourself.

Put the Laundry Room on the Second Floor

When you think about where most people disrobe or change clothes at the end of the workday, it's usually upstairs in the bedroom, right? It's possible to create a laundry chute that will send your clothes down to the laundry room on the first floor, but then you'll still have to actually walk down there and sort everything if you want to actually do a load of laundry. It might make much more sense to put a laundry room on the second floor, right next to your bedroom. You can quickly get your clothes taken care of and then put back in your bedroom closet without having to go up and down the stairs.

To learn more about your options, contact a custom home builder.