5 Key Elements to Incorporate When Building a Custom Home

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September 25 Residential, Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

These 5 key elements to incorporate when building a custom home are a few of the fundamentals to consider when planning your custom home design.

At Hyline Construction, we understand that your custom home should be tailored to meet your specific needs. When helping you design your home, our priority is to ensure that the layout reflects your particular lifestyle and maximizes the potential of your specific lot. That is why we offer a wide range of residential custom home services as unique as each of our client’s.

5 Key Elements That Should Be Incorporated into Every Custom Home Design

5 key elements to enhance your layout and inspire your new custom home design are:

1. Site-Inspired Layout

Whether you are building a custom home in a mature neighbourhood or new development, it is important to maximize your property’s potential when creating your design plan. Think about how the house placement on the lot will be impacted by natural light at different times of the day. Investigate where you’ll get the best views from inside the home. Consider the grade of the land; how the yard slopes versus where it becomes level. Decide where the best areas are to enter from and exit out onto. Take the time to figure out which side of the house gets the most light and try to design the garage on the opposite side. Working with the land can enhance your curb appeal as well as benefit your overall lifestyle.

2. Natural Light

Incorporating natural light into your custom home design can make a big impact on the overall aesthetics of a space. Try to position the most lived in rooms; the living room & kitchen, on the South side of the house. Incorporating large windows there will allow for plenty of natural light; creating a positive mood throughout the home and helping to reduce energy costs. Skylights help to naturally brighten bathrooms and if possible, windows in hallways always create a welcome addition of light.

3. Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the best ways to utilize all the space your custom home has to offer is to expand your living area outdoors. Incorporating a destination patio in a section of the yard which receives the most sun and a covered living space directly off your home will add valuable living area to your new home all year round. Consider if you want a gas-fed fireplace, landscape lighting or a water feature in your yard. Planning ahead for such items makes them much easier, and less expensive, to incorporate before the landscaping begins. Sports courts and rock gardens are great for the spaces not usually hit by the sun, where grass is less likely to grow.

4. Creative Storage Solutions

When designing your custom home, be sure to include storage solutions that will provide you with more than enough storage space. These storage solutions can include built-in mill work in mudrooms, pantries, offices, laundry rooms and rec rooms. Storage specialists will aid in creative and aesthetically pleasing closet designs. Hidden doors are an effective way to conceal rooms containing treasured valuables. Creating creative storage solutions can not only help with the overall organization of a home but also add to your resale value.

5. Features that add to your Resale Value

Building a home is a great investment. And with all investments you need to think to the future. Although your intentions for living in your custom home may be long term, unexpected circumstances could always change the plan. Knowing you’re prepared to list a home that will sell easily will not only help mitigate against the stress of it if the time comes, but it will also improve your equity in your home. Designing with resale in mind doesn’t mean you can’t personalize your home, it just means you should incorporate features sought out by today’s buyers. Your Builder should be able to tell you what the basic criteria is for your local market. Consider features like how many bedrooms are necessary, what level of home automation is required and which appliances and design finishes will attract your target buyer. If you can build a home that is customized to your life while keeping it attractive to a large market of buyers, you can rest easy knowing you’ve responsibly protected your investment.

If you would like to learn more about these 5 key elements to incorporate when building a custom home, or if you are interested in our custom building services for residential or commercial properties, please contact Hyline Construction at 604-889-5242 or by filling out a contact form on our website.