If you're looking into custom home building options, you likely have specifics in mind for the features that you want to include in your home. Typically, if you're taking the time to build a custom home, you're planning to spend a number of years there. Therefore, it's worth it to research custom home building trends and unique design features to truly get a home that you love.
Today's homeowners are more cognizant of the environment around them and appreciate energy efficient appliances that reduce the amount of energy used and keep utility bills low. Aside from appliances, other energy efficient upgrades that homeowners are making include the installation of double-paned windows with Low-E glass and improving the home's insulation with spray foam insulation.
More and more homeowners are choosing to stay in their homes through retirement, which means that they need a convenient "aging in place" design with features such as wider hallways, minimal steps, and one-story living.
A major benefit of building a custom home is that you're often able to choose your own lot. Today's homeowners desire privacy and would prefer not to live in properties that are within an arm's reach of each other. Since outdoor living space is desirable, especially in Central Florida, an effective way to maintain a level of privacy is to install hedges, hardscaping, or fencing.
If you go to resell your custom home down the road, one feature that will help sell it is ample storage space. Homeowners want oversized closets and built-ins to help keep the contents organized. This applies to garage space and outbuildings as well.
With the kitchen often being the heart of the home, people want this space to be open to the rest of the home's entertaining square footage. Another desirable feature is a kitchen island, especially one that is oversized to provide for additional food prep space or able to accommodate a group of people around it. Many homeowners want their kitchens to have a highly functional design.
Outdoor Living Space
If you live in Central Florida, you really appreciate the mild spring, fall, and winter months. By having outdoor living space in your home, whether it be a front porch or backyard patio, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round and consider this space to be an extension of your home's entertaining square footage.
To learn more about the most desirable custom home building features, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders. We specialize in custom home building in Central Florida with more than 500 projects successfully completed.