When you’re having a home built, you want it to be exactly the way you want it. This can be a challenge if you don’t work with the right builder, as not everyone is willing to allow you to customize anything and everything you may want. One of the things that sets Covenant Homes apart from many other builders in Florida and Georgia is that they’re willing to customize homes to your specifications. Let’s take a look at some of the popular home customization requests we get during the building process.
Top 7 Most Popular Home Customizations Requested
1. Flex Spaces
Many people are looking for flexible spaces that serve more than one purpose. For example, you may want a room that doubles as a bedroom and study. A bedroom, living room or dining room might also serve as a playroom for kids, theater room, a home gym or a room for crafting or another hobby.
Builders can make rooms flexible by adding features such as sliding doors, large closets for storage or additional cabinets to store electronics or office supplies.
2. Enlarged Pantry Off the Kitchen
A large pantry is extremely useful for storage and helps to reduce clutter in the kitchen. It’s always more convenient to have this type of feature built along with the rest of the home rather than adding it later on. A flexible builder will work with you to design a pantry that has the look and size you desire.
3. Tray Ceilings
Tray ceiling make for an attractive and elegant feature for the dining room, living room or great room. Tray ceilings, which are also known as recessed ceilings, has the appearance of an inverted tray hanging from the ceiling. They give any room a more interesting look and can even make the room look larger.
Tray ceilings in the great room are actually a standard specification for Covenant Homes. A common upgrade is to add tray ceilings to the master bedroom.
4. Pool Area Bathroom
It can be very convenient for guests as well as your family to have an additional bathroom built, either in the back of the house or outside. If you have a pool, it’s nice to be able to have a bathroom nearby without having to go into the house wet or slightly damp. Typically, this bathroom would have a door that opens to the pool area or patio for easy access.
Even if you don’t have a pool, an extra bathroom is a luxury you may want to consider on your list of home customizations.
5. Open Floor Plan
During the home building process, you should consider if you prefer an open floor plan. This is a design style that provides large, open spaces and minimizes the use of enclosed rooms. It gives your home a modern and spacious look.
If you’re building a smaller home, an open floor plan is a good way to make it feel roomy. Some people prefer this look with larger homes as well.
6. Decorative Details
There are a variety of decorative additions to a home that add elegance and aesthetic appeal. These include gables, craftsman style columns, porticos, colonnades and many others.
Some of these features actually change the elevation of the home, which is why they need to be considered early in the home building process.
7. Walk-in Shower or Spa
When you think about home upgrades, the bathroom is probably one of the first rooms you consider. A walk-in shower or spa is a luxurious feature that makes your home even more comfortable. These make your bathroom more spacious and give you plenty of room to enjoy your showers or a spa experience right in your home.
These are just a few of the possibilities when considering customizations during the home building process in Florida or Georgia. Covenant Homes will work with you to provide these or other features you may want. Take a look at our home gallery to see pictures of recently completed homes. This might give you a good idea of what you’re looking for in your new home.
To learn more about how you can build a completely customizable home, contact Covenant Homes.