10 Unique Features to Add When Building A Custom Home


Designing your new home from scratch can be an exciting experience for any family. You can finally let your creative juices run free, pick the features that will turn a building into your dream home, and even go a little over-the-top with a few extra details. 

Your custom home builders will be able to guide you in the choice of the aspects that you must have, as well as the ones that will create a harmonious effect. However, for now, here some inspiration for cool features that will take your home to the next level!

What Should I Put in My New House?

Let’s start with your new home’s must-haves. These are details that will not only make it more enjoyable to live in your home, but they can also help you create a valuable, timeless space for your growing family.

Extra Outlets and Smart Devices

Technology and smart devices are everywhere, and we rely on them every day more. So, the number of devices that you need to plug in and recharge every day is also increasing! If you have at least once lived in an apartment with just a few outlets, you know the struggle of choosing between plugging in your laptop or your phone. 

Luckily, you can easily solve this problem by implementing a greater number of outlets and integrating a smart lighting system. You can also control most of your electronics by installing an intelligent voice-controlled personal and home assistant.

Large Garage

We all tend to forget about building a spacious garage when designing our homes, especially because this is often considered the place where you only park your car. However, realistically, you will use your garage as a storage space and workshop for your DIY projects. Therefore, planning in advance for these uses can help you avoid the struggle of having to remodel it or enlarge it later on.

Sustainable Energy Systems

The need for sustainable and renewable energy systems is only increasing, and moving towards a greener lifestyle is something that many families have started to think about. However, it can be extremely challenging in an older home to convert to a renewable-energy system from an outdated one. Oppositely, if you are building your home from scratch, you can freely decide to add solar panels and even aim for a self-sufficient home.

What Should You Not Forget When Building Your Home?

Next up! Here are the features that we don’t put much thought into when building a home, but they can be real game-changers in the long run.

Higher Ceilings and Larger Windows

Natural light and ventilation are essential in many aspects. Indeed, these two factors can help you prevent issues such as poor ventilation, mold growth, mildew formation, and structure rotting. They are also important to improve indoor health, especially by minimizing the effects of allergies and respiratory diseases. 

By planning ahead for higher ceilings and larger windows, you can create a beautiful and efficient design that can help you protect your family’s health.

Custom Shelving

Have you ever felt like there is never enough space for your belongings? If you have invested in designer features and furniture pieces, it is worth displaying them along with memorabilia and photos. Thanks to custom shelving, you can create a unique design to your home and suitable for your specific needs. And, it can help you add a touch of personality to your living room!

Outdoor Living Area

The uncertain current times have shown us how important it is to have a home that we can fully enjoy. Creating an outdoor living area that is suitable for your whole family and pets can help you have the comforts of a resort a few meters away from your home office! Here the possibilities are endless, but you should consider BBQ areas, a furnished lounge or dining area, and a swimming pool or bathtub. Don’t forget to add a pet area, as well as a heating and lighting system! These can go a long way when you wish to spend entire evenings in your garden!

What Should You Upgrade When Building Your Home?

Lastly, for a few over-the-top details, we have included four features that might not be must-haves, but they can definitely help you enjoy everyday indoor living a little more!

Home Office

An increasing number of professionals have started working from home or remotely. While at the beginning of this trend, we all made do with a make-up office in the living room, it is time to upgrade to a proper home office! Planning in advance for this will allow you to have all the facilities needed to welcome your clients while having enough space to work in all tranquillity. Among the features that your home office must have are:

  • Natural light and fresh air
  • Multiple outlets
  • A WiFi router or extender
  • An ultra-modern video and speaker system for online conferences
  • Chairs and couches for your clients
  • Cabinets 

Heated Floors

If you wish to have heated floors, this is something you must think about when the house is still in construction. Indeed, to implement this upgrade once the floors are already in place, you might have to go through a very effort- and time-consuming process! Heated floors are ideal for high-ceiling rooms and homes, and, since heat rises, they can heat up any room quickly and efficiently.

Separate Closets

At some point during the time spent in your new home, you will realize that a single closet is not enough. While often considered an extra luxury, a separate closet for his clothes is ideal for keeping everything organized and in place. And, it can be beneficial when the whole family is getting ready to leave the house in the morning! For better results, two separate walk-in closets can help you manage your belongings better, and there will be less need for seasonal changes.

Recreational Area

Lastly, everybody should have a room in the house where they can wind down and relax after a hard day at work. What you will turn a spare room into purely depending on your preferences. If you are into yoga and meditation, a quiet room with plants and natural tones will be perfect for you. Alternatively, if you are into gaming, a game room will never be in disuse! Lastly, if you wish to have fun with your whole family, there is nothing better than a home theatre!