Who hasn’t daydreamed about what their custom-designed home would look like? Now you’ve finally made it and are about to make that dream a reality. It’s an incredibly exciting time, but you cannot afford to overlook some of the more mundane elements of custom home design. Remember – it’s about the big picture, not just those must-have features. For instance, do all of the rooms face the right direction based on the path of the sun, views from the windows, or the need for privacy? What about your kitchen floorplan? Is it open and easily accessible? How well designed is the family room? These nine tips from Truoba House Plans will help ensure that your custom home is an actual dream come true.
Of the topics touched on above, one of the most critical is being able to maximize the view. If you’re purchasing land and building a home in an area where there’s a stunning view, you obviously want to make the most of it. How do you intend to do that? Here are some commonly chosen options:
- Window Bank – A bank of windows in your living room or den can bring that view indoors. If you go this route, though, pay attention to the window treatments you choose. Also note that if there are other homes between you and the view, you may want to consider your privacy options.
- French Doors – For living rooms and even the master bedroom, a pair of French doors can frame the view and make it a part of the room’s aesthetic. Don’t like French doors? Sliding glass doors can also work well.
- Deck or Patio – Depending on your home’s height, layout, and orientation, a deck or patio may be a great way to maximize your enjoyment of that view. This is particularly true if you’re able to create an outdoor living/recreation area.
These are just a few of the ways that you can make that amazing view a focal point with your home’s design. There are many others, including designing your entire home so that the view is able to be seen from multiple windows throughout the house.