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7 Must-Haves to Include in Your Custom Home

There are many advantages that come along with designing and building your own custom home using Blowing Rock home builders. You have the freedom to design a home that fulfills all your dreams and satisfies your Pinterest dream home board! So, what are some things that you must include in your custom home? Here are 7 that we feel are must-haves for every custom home that is outside what most people think of!

1.       Mud Room

This is a definite must-have if you have children or pets. It is easy to create a space by a backdoor that can accommodate coats, shoes, backpacks, purses, etc. When your mudroom is located by a door, it helps to be able to contain the amount of dirt that is tracked in. A mudroom is an essential space to integrate into your floor plan. A mudroom can be the same style as the rest of your home while servicing a different purpose.


2.       Under Cabinet Outlets

You spend a lot of time thinking about and designing your custom kitchen, including a backsplash, so why ruin it by installing power outlets throughout it. Talk to your home builder about having outlets installed under your upper kitchen cabinets so that they are out of sight, but still easily accessible.


3.       Sponge Storage Drawer

This small feature can make an enormous difference in the daily appearance of your kitchen. Simply create a flip out cupboard under your sink where you can tuck away your unsightly sponges and other dish cleaning accessories. This will allow for your sink to remain soggy sponge-free and clean.


4.       Outdoor Outlets & Media Connections

Homeowners who plan on using any outdoor power tools, appliances, or decorations that require power should consider installing ample outdoor outlets. Goodbye, are the days of having to rely on tangled extension cords for power in order to accomplish projects in the yard or install outdoor lighting.


5.       Deep Kitchen Drawers Instead of Cabinets

A common problem that many people experience, is losing the lid to a storage container or other kitchen utensil to the dark abyss that is a deep lower kitchen cabinet. Often this results in having to get down on your hands and knees and crawl into the cabinet to find what is lurking behind the mixing bowls. This widespread problem can easily be rectified by simply having deep kitchen drawers installed in place of deep kitchen cabinets. This will make all your kitchen items easily viewable and easy to find, without having to crawl into your cabinets every time you can’t find something.


6.       Tankless Water Heater

For people who enjoy taking long, hot showers, a tankless water heater is a must-have! While tankless water heaters generally do cost more than a traditional tank water heater, they also provide constant hot water only when there is a need, instead of keeping stored water at a set temperature. This energy-saving unit is great because it can easily mount to a wall (inside or outside) which saves up space and guarantees that you’ll never have to take a cold shower again.


7.       Programmable Thermostat

Chances are that your home doesn’t need to maintain a specific temperature 24/7, as no one is generally home during certain times of the day. Investing in a programmable thermostat that allows you to set a temperature for certain times will help to save you money on energy cost. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your thermostat to start warming up your house before you get up on a cold winter morning or cool it down before you get home from work on a hot summer day.

As you can see there are many upgrades and features that Blowing Rock home builders can include in your custom home. If you are preparing to start building your new dream home, contact Fairbanks Homebuilders today! We can discuss all your needs and wants, to be sure that all the features and must-haves that are on your list are fully incorporated into your custom home!

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