Putting the “Custom” Into Your Custom New Home in Connecticut
One of the big benefits of building a custom home is that its, well . . . custom! A custom home is customized for you. It’s not like every other home on the block.
There are some pretty interesting trends we’ve noticed lately that can help make your custom home uniquely yours. Use your imagination—and your builder’s skill—to make them a reality!
The kitchen is always a great place to start when talking about innovative ideas. Even though some things change, the kitchen remains the hub of the home. And even though the overall size for custom homes has decreased of late, kitchen sizes have not. Here’s what has changed in the kitchen.
- Cupboards: They’re Not Just for Storage Anymore! Having enough kitchen storage continues to be a high priority. But many custom homes now incorporate decorative, glass-fronted cabinets into the mix to show off antiques, fine china, or other special pieces.
- Island Life: We’ve seen an increasing number of homeowners choosing non-standard islands. Some opt for thinner, longer islands that provide workspace without cutting into standing space. Some blend the countertops of their islands to match the other countertops and some choose a color or texture that’s designed to stand out.
- New Hoods in the ‘Hood: We’re seeing an increase in the popularity of custom oven hoods—which are both functional and decorative—in both decorative wood and metal.
Once you’ve moved past the kitchen, the room that gets the most attention is the bathroom. Here’s what’s happening behind closed doors.
- Showerheads and Space: Homeowners are going for larger sized showers and are opting for a variety of spa-style showerheads that include body sprayers and rain showerheads.
- Air jets: There are now tubs that use air jets instead of water jets. These jets are increasing in popularity because homeowners can use oils and bath salts in the tub. On top of that, soap and shampoo won’t clog up the jets because only air pumps through the jets.
- Tankless Water Heaters: These water heaters—which can be used around the house and not just in the bath—are becoming popular. These heaters provide hot water on demand—eliminating the need to constantly re-heat a big tank of water.
What would you like to see in your custom home? Drop us a note and let’s talk about how we can make it uniquely yours!