What kind of planning and investments are you pursuing to secure a comfortable future for your family? Have you considered the impact of investing in a highly functional home that is built to facilitate your lifestyle today and serve your needs well into the future? Choosing to build a custom home allows you to take advantage of all of the space in your home. A custom built home allows you to take advantage of emerging design concepts like geometric functionality, age-in-place designs and multi-functional design elements to create a home that is far more functional for you and your family than a previously owned home. Thoughtfully crafted, customized pieces can be built into your home to achieve a practical and reasonably inexpensive balance between aesthetics and usability.
Many spec or previously owned homes have problem areas in which items build up and create clutter that detracts from the homes beauty and functionality.
A custom home builder can assist you in developing a design for your space that functions for your life and family that will reduce or eliminate these annoying clutter zones and create solutions for your storage needs. You may choose to use small solutions in your custom design such as charging stations for your electronics, mail collection areas or a counter to put groceries on. In designing your home you may also select larger functional solutions that could include a mudroom or bulk storage area hidden behind lovely doors. Innovative storage solutions both inside and outside the home can provide highly functional options for sports equipment and hobby items. Cubbies or other built in design elements in the entryway can keep the clutter of purses, shoes, gloves or bags from becoming an irritating mess. Geometric functionality may be a wonderful way to take advantage of space using contemporary design elements and abstract shapes to maximize the usability of space in your home.
Planning your home with the future in mind is smart way to get the greatest amount of functionality out of your investment in a home. Age-in-place is a planning concept that can help you or a family member enjoy living at home with independence as you grow older. A local custom built home can be built to accommodate a variety of choices that will allow you to craft your home to be very functional as the years go by. Assistive technology can be built into your home in high-tech and low-tech options. Some examples of low-tech options that can be part of crating a highly functional custom home include grab bars, shower seats, and wider halls to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. Other low-tech choices can be as simple as installing lever handles on doors and faucets and low threshold entrances for showers and bathtubs. Higher tech design choices could include automatic counters that can be raised and lowered for easier access and use, home health monitors, or lights that come on as you enter a room.
Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. It is clear that choosing a custom built home will provide a far more personal experience that will be more functional for your life than a home built by and for someone else. In addition, the satisfaction of seeing your choices in each day as you return to your home is priceless.