Having the ability to build a custom home from scratch exactly how you want it from the ground up is an amazing undertaking.

Who wouldn’t want to create a space that was tailored to their specific needs and preferences?

Sounds great and all of us at Alair Homes Aurora have our own ‘two cents’ to add when it comes to advice on what is a custom-home must-have or what we would include in our own custom homes.

Alair Homes Aurora Team

David Butler, General Manager, Alair Homes Aurora

“I would definitely include in-floor heating throughout the entire house. There are so many new products on the market that make it much easier to include heat on the main floor without breaking the budget for heating costs. In-floor heating is no longer just for basements and bathrooms.”

Steven Hayhoe, Project Manager, Alair Homes Aurora

“Adequate planning. It may seem boring, but sitting down to really think about how you use your home and the spaces throughout really helps to navigate the type of home you should build. I would ask myself: what are the most important aspects of my life? How do I live on a daily basis? i.e. Read quietly in a bedroom? Entertain during the holidays with a large family? Multiple kids with daily homework? Watching football on Sunday with the guys? Cooking gourmet meals? Outside as much as possible? The answers to all of these questions will help to tailor your house into a truly unique home that is built just for you!”

David Clayton, Project Manager, Alair Homes Aurora

“I would definitely include as much outdoor living space as possible and transitional spaces like covered porches and/or 3-season Muskoka-like rooms so that my family and I could be as close to the outdoors as possible and take in the view.”

Jason Barnes, Project Manager, Alair Homes Aurora

“No less than a two-car garage. I have had a single car garage my entire life and I am sick of moving cars around! … and heated tiles in my bathroom – there’s nothing better then getting out of the shower and the floor being nice and toasty.”

Alair Homes Aurora Team

“It’s a custom home so make it look like your own by adding feature walls and some unique large-scale displays or decor that reflects you. Some great examples are a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a stone wall with built-in lighting, unique doors and hardware, a gallery wall or barnwood feature wall or accents.”

There you have it, some fun tips and features to think about while embarking on your custom home build or large renovation. And if you are looking for an expert in the field, or assistance with project management, David Butler and the Alair Homes Aurora team would love to hear from you. Contact us any time at [email protected] or (647) 792-6597.