When you’re building a house, you have the opportunity to create the home of your dreams. Think about things in a home that would make life easier. Customize your new home with these features that boost the usefulness of your living spaces and make your house more comfortable.
Customize Your New Home With Heated Flooring
In-floor heating makes a home cozier during winter. First thing in the morning, it’s nice to step on warm floors. There are two main ways to heat your flooring: electric and water-based systems. Electric systems heat wiring that runs beneath the flooring. Radiant heat from water runs hot water through pipes installed under the flooring.
Have your builder add extra electrical outlets in some areas of the home. You’ll be glad to have plenty of outlets in the kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. Family members will need to charge their devices, plug-in computers, and provide power to lamps and appliances. If you don’t like the look of outlets lining the walls or the counter, hide them away. Install outlets in a kitchen drawer, under the mantle, within a built-in bookcase, and under cabinets.
Build a Mudroom to Customize Your New Home
A mudroom is a transitional space between the outdoors and the inside of your home. This is the perfect place to store shoes, jackets, umbrellas, and car keys. Add a bench, shelves, and baskets to your mudroom to hold your family’s belongings. Use the space to help keep your home clean. Have family members remove shoes and hang jackets and hats when they come inside.
When designing your home, opt for walk-in closets. There is rarely a time when you’ll wish you had less storage space. Large closets provide plenty of room to store clothing, accessories, shoes, out-of-season apparel, and linens. Especially if you have children, you’ll be thankful for the space to keep clothes, baby equipment, and toys.
Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan is trendy and makes your home feel larger. If you have children, this style makes it easier to keep an eye on them. Maybe you enjoy entertaining and will benefit from an open floor plan. Without partitions and dividing walls, your home won’t feel as crowded.
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