This article presents a host of ideas that you can incorporate in your new custom home.
Are you building a custom home? Looking for features that will enhance the function
of your design. Would you like a voice assistant that will provide constant weather
updates and provide energy efficient home automation?
This article presents a host of ideas that you can incorporate in your new custom
#1. Satin brass
Brass finishes are cherished for their ability to shine in a space without being
reflective. Many designers are now embracing satin brass that delivers muted sheen
The finish complements several styles in the kitchen and looks perfect with any color
palette. Rooms with satin brass have an eclectic look as well.
#2. Voice assistants
Voice assistants are soon to be common place in new home construction. Alexa,
Amazon’s voice-activated interface is one popular smart home device and Google’s
Home is also growing in popularity.
These devices work through voice activation phrases and can be placed throughout
the home, and constantly working in the background in a dormant state. They are
capable of giving weather updates, adjust climate control, play music or even dim
#3. Sustainable Design Features
It’s becoming more common for designers and architects to incorporate sustainable
design practices in their custom home to reduce the carbon footprint of their builds.
The Modern Barn , a custom home builder in New York, uses a variety of eco-friendly
practices that you could include in your design. One of the easiest to implement is
solar paneling on the roof of your home, which reduces long-term energy bills and
#4. Splurge on laundry rooms
Everyone knows kitchens and bathrooms can impact your budget and get quite
expensive when it comes to remodeling, but homeowners might want to look at
investing in other spaces as well. Laundry rooms that incorporate smart design can
bring in more light, storage and function. Putting a little extra attention for this
space will pay off in the long term.
#5. Creative entryways
The entryway can utilize a compact place with fun design without splurging a huge
budget. Homeowners can use a accent wall that would make a statement orƒ a long
mirror that will add a luxe feel to the entry. First impressions always matter, and a
creative entryway design is great for customized houses.
#6. Outdoor-inspired showers
An outdoor shower is highly desirable, but it does not seem to be practical for most
places in the country. Hence interior designers are keen to incorporate intimate
courtyards to create closeted bathrooms that can showcase an outdoor- feel while
also maintaining privacy.
Each of the 6 design ideas will elevate your custom home design; you can choose
which are fit for you depending on your preference and budget.
Note: Originally published on Olives & Okra.