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Determining Space Requirements for Your Custom Home

Sat, May 05, 2018 at 9:00AM

Determining Space Requirements for Your Custom Home

One of the main selling points of custom homes is that they can and should be tailored to your unique desires and requirements. Once the property is completed, there’s no way to quickly and easily create more space. While it’s true you could get a room addition, most homeowners are focused on enjoying their new property. That’s why it’s essential to determine space needs up front.

Thankfully, there are many skilled and qualified custom home builders (such as Platinum Builders) who can offer valuable advice and suggestions based on years of experience and insight. Here are some of the best space-saving tips available:

Carefully Consider Property Lots

Having a custom home built is an exciting endeavor. However, it’s important not to let enthusiasm cloud practical details. That includes both interior and exterior space.

As you discuss with your builder the size, shape, and layout of your home, try to envision in your mind how the final product will look. Think about areas in and around your home where you want or need more space. It’s also wise in this process to keep in mind factors like accessibility and site preparation details. From there, you can build a plan to achieve your space-saving and storage goals.

Evaluate Your Priorities

Using that same mental exercise, picture yourself inside your newly-completed custom home. What sorts of things are you doing most frequently? For instance, if you love cooking, a roomy kitchen is essential. If you’ll be entertaining guests, you might consider a separate dining room or even an outdoor patio/barbecue motif.

Next, think about amenities in the surrounding area, even if they don’t pertain to your specific situation. Neighborhoods and real estate location are still essential for property and resale values. That’s why you should ensure your custom home is accessible to high-quality schools, hospitals, airports, shops and restaurants, and other lifestyle considerations.  

Think Long Term

Your custom home will likely be your place of residence for several years. Many people retire in these properties and even pass them on to relatives. That means long-term considerations shouldn’t be overlooked.

For example, think about how your family might grow (birth, family member moving in) or shrink (kids off to college/moving out, death in the family). Your space requirements will change depending on these factors. In addition, some homeowners find it difficult to navigate larger homes as they age. That means a spacious two-story mansion might not be practical in a few years.

In addition, think of the changing lifestyle landscape. For instance, many people now work from a home office all or part of the time. Others enjoy easy access to an exercise or meditation room. Understanding your unique preferences will help determine the amount of space you require.

Consult with a Leader in Custom Homes

One of the best ways to establish space requirements for your new property is to meet with a trusted and dependable builder. Here, you can clarify answers to questions such as:

  1. How many bedrooms do I need?
  2. Will I be entertaining guests or having visitors stay over?
  3. What are the space requirements for my children and/or pets?
  4. Where do I spend the most time in my home?
  5. Do I want a hobby room/man cave/she-den?
  6. What are my overall storage needs?

Unlike some custom home builders, at Platinum Builders, we love our customers and enjoy answering all your questions. We realize your custom home must match the ideal in your mind, and we’re committed to helping make your dreams a reality.

Our more than 25 years of experience and stellar customer service have contributed to our solid reputation in the community. Contact us today to begin a discussion on the unique desires and requirements for your new custom home.




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