When homeowners work with interior designers to personalize a custom home, it is a fun, rewarding, and challenging experience. However, consider touches that will make the home more enjoyable and productive. Let these eight ideas spark limitless creativity in your custom home design.

An Open Floor Plan

Today’s homes connect the living room to the kitchen and eating area to create an entertaining atmosphere. With no walls and plenty of room, it’s convenient to travel from the kitchen with food to the living room to watch TV while staying in the conversation. For separation without walls, divide the rooms with glass, flooring material, or wall paint color.

A Spa Bathroom

Relax and unwind in the bathroom without a spa membership with a customized spa bathroom. Luxurious bathrooms are more than showering, washing hands, and toilet use. It is a sanctuary oasis. Flip through magazines and reminisce hotel bathrooms and spas on vacation for ideas. What separates a spa bathroom from traditional ones is separating bathtubs and showers. A freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower along with two sinks and a sauna are a nice start.

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Go overboard with shelves. Standard, recessed, or open shelves, cabinets, and drawers built into the house means more space to store belongings and less demand for portable storage. Include built-in desks, bookcases, and closet organization with the selection, Alair Homes will blend storage solutions with home d├ęcor themes for a seamless result.

Festive Outdoor Space

Take advantage of the beautiful outdoors by expanding the patio area. Transform the space into an entertainment destination in the home. Customize the outdoor kitchen with a grill, food prep area, a sink, and/or a fridge. Swap outdoor chairs for outdoor-made sofas, loveseats, accent chairs, and tables to create a living room or dining room. Complete the space with a pool or hot tub.

A Wine Area

Lovers of wine should incorporate their love into the home with wine storage or a wine room. It’s a great space to store wine at the correct temperature, retrieve wine for consumption, and return it for future consumption. Dedicate a large or small space area to wine.

Outlets and USB Ports

Outlets indoors and outdoors offer convenience whenever something requires electricity to run. USB ports in homes charge electronic items. Install outlets with USB ports inside drawers and cabinets in kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and outdoor areas so it can store and charge items simultaneously.

A Mudroom

Mudrooms are storage for coats, shoes, umbrellas, hats, purses, backpacks, dog leashes, winter wear, and sporting equipment without tracking dirt and grime throughout the home to take off dirty attire. Mudrooms stops foot traffic from crossing clean floors to enter the bedroom and remove dirty items. Without a mudroom, mopping and sweeping the floor will be a tiresome commonplace. Add it near entryways and make it as large or small as desired.

Laundry Chute

Eliminate the need to carry laundry to the laundry room by installing a laundry chute. It can lead into the laundry basket or a table for sorting. Alternatively, sorted items can land inside the washing machine through the chute.

View custom homes as a blank canvas. Homeowners can decorate the home to their specifications and create a winning masterpiece. Since this will be the home of choice for the next several years, turn it into a home you’ll love.