Custom homes are increasingly popular with discerning homeowners for their superior quality when it comes to design, materials, functionality, and craftsmanship. When you opt for a custom-designed and custom-built home, you get a say in every stage of the construction process, for a finished home that perfectly reflects the personality and needs of you and your family. You also have the chance to include specific features that fit your lifestyle and make your daily tasks easier. Here are seven common custom home features:
1. Outdoor Kitchens
Here in southern Utah, we benefit from being able to enjoy the sunshine year-round. Take advantage of it by installing an outdoor kitchen, where you can grill steaks or burgers in the fresh air with a great view. These spaces are great for entertaining and often include a grill, tables, sink, cabinets, bar, and even a mini-fridge.
2. Master Suites
Master bedrooms are no longer just a larger version of the kids’ rooms, but an oasis within your home. A dedicated sitting area within the master bedroom creates a peaceful area to start the day or wind down away from the hecticness of main living spaces, and a master bathroom can be a spa-like environment with a walk-in steam shower or stand-alone tub or jacuzzi with jets.
3. Home Offices
In today’s remote work environment, many individuals benefit from being able to work from home. A professional and productive home office can be created with custom built-in shelving and desk space, so you can focus effectively on your work while still being close to the family goings-on. These rooms may also have a dedicated study space for children to do homework, study, or online classes.
4. Laundry Rooms
Although laundry rooms haven’t gotten much attention in the past, many busy families are taking a closer look as they try to create spaces that are more functional and organized. You may opt for a laundry room with wide countertops, a farmhouse sink, space for multiple washing machines, laundry chutes from an upstairs hallway or bedroom direct to a hamper, or clothes racks for hanging garments to air-dry.
5. Home Gyms
Home gyms are more popular than ever as health becomes more important to families and individuals everywhere. As a more convenient option than driving to a larger gym, home exercise spaces can include floor-to-ceiling mirrors, custom flooring, sound systems, a sauna, and equipment for weight lifting, yoga, or other activities. If you have the space and really want to level up, consider putting in a full-size basketball court for a multi-use space that’ll make you the most popular house in the neighborhood.
6. Functional Kitchens
Take your kitchen’s functionality up a bit with a smarter design. Make cooking smoother with double ovens or a steam oven and pot filler faucets over the stove, and reduce time spent on routine chores with vacuum suction on a baseboard for quick sweeping and cabinet access directly from the garage for conveniently unloading groceries from the car. Your kitchen design can really stand out with under-cabinet lighting, a built-in fridge, a breakfast nook, a drinking fountain, or specialized cabinetry for stand mixers, spices, pet bowls, and more.
7. Mother-in-Law Apartments
As multi-family generations become more common in the United States, many homeowners are opting for a semi-separate space where a family member or older child can live in the home. These suites typically are a private space with a bathroom, living space, kitchen area, and sometimes a separate entrance. They can be attached to the main home or separated, and are also great for hosting guests.
Custom Home Builders in St. George, Utah
If you’re interested in building a custom home with any of the above features (or something else!), let Richardson Brothers Custom Homes handle the project. We have over 25 years of experience making dream homes a reality for homeowners across southern Utah. Contact us today for more information.