Your Home Design Should Cater to Your Exercising Habits
In general, most people are much more likely to actually use a gym if it’s convenient to access. By including a home gym you essentially eliminate any excuses for avoiding physical activity. You can plan your training room with many options, but the first consideration should be functionality. Think about the exercising you like to do. If you like to do lots of aerobics, then the room should probably be done on the bottom floor. That way your family doesn't have to hear a lot of pounding as you workout. If you have a lot of exercise equipment, the room may be designed so there is plenty of room and your family doesn't feel crowded if more than two people are exercising. The form of exercise you prefer will also be a deciding factor for things such as flooring and even walls.
Physical Health is Only Part of the Wellness Equation
You should also consider the private, quiet time everyone needs in order to unwind after a stressful day. In your custom home design, you could add a prayer or meditation room; some place that is closed off and private. A room with soft or natural lighting, a soothing sound system, and a place for you and your family to take some quiet time and relax will do wonders for both your mental and physical health. Or, you might want to consider having a library, a place for you to settle down and quietly read a favorite book uninterrupted. If the property you’ve chosen features incredible views, make the most of them by making them visually accessible from these quiet spaces. You can also include peaceful outdoor areas that will make it easy to relax and unwind.
Make Healthy Eating Easier
If nutrition is important to you, then a custom kitchen is essential to keeping healthy. A walk-in pantry allows you to buy and store enough healthy food for your family and you can organize it for efficient cooking. If you choose an open-air style, you can have your dining room adjacent to your kitchen, so you'll be able to socialize while preparing meals. It’s been shown that eating dinner as a family can have a positive impact on your relationships as well as a myriad of other positive benefits for the individuals in your family.
The beauty of a custom home design is that you can decide how you want your home to be. You are not conforming to some other designer's plans from years ago, you are creating your home your way. At Empire Custom Builders we have designed and built over 500 custom homes. We have seen many innovative designs and ideas over the years, and we would be more than happy to work with your plans. We are a fourth-generation family owned business and have received more than 15 design and building awards. However, our real reward is the thousands of satisfied customers who now live in their dream homes. If you are considering a custom built home, schedule a consultation with Empire Custom Builders, we are confident we will be able to help you create a home design for the house of your dreams.