Building a custom home is both exhilarating and overwhelming. You have endless options to choose from to make it the home of your dreams, and those endless options can also make the decision-making process stressful.
The bottom line is you need to do what makes sense for you and your family, but there are several unique custom home ideas to consider in 2022.
What could be more unique than a barn house, otherwise known as a barndominium? Barndominium house plans are more popular than ever. They have been all the rage as a way to have plenty of space at less cost than equivalent square footage in a traditional house.
They are also often faster to build, more energy efficient, more durable, have lower property taxes, and include a garage or shop space attached to the house. If those factors appeal to you, look into building a barndominium.
Many more people work from home now than a few years ago. Additionally, the number of people with “side gigs” is increasing. Many of those people have also discovered that using the dining room table as their home office isn’t comfortable or convenient.
If you need a space with less distraction and where you don’t have to clear away your laptop for every meal, incorporating an office into your custom home is the way to go. And make sure to invest in good-quality office furniture to make the space more efficient and comfortable.
Outdoor kitchen and dining
People love to get outdoors, and being able to cook and dine outside is an extra treat. Including a deck or patio with an outdoor kitchen and dining and seating areas makes it easy to spend quality time in the fresh air.
Go beyond just the grill and picnic table and create a true outdoor kitchen with additional cooking options, prep surfaces, storage, and maybe even a refrigerator and sink.
Whether it’s painted a different color from the rest of the room or features texture like wood, shiplap, or beadboard, accent walls add visual interest to the space.
Pets are family in many households and deserve their own areas in your home. Consider a dedicated pet room with comfy beds and built-in bowls for the dogs or places to climb and a space for the litter box for your cats.
Don’t forget to include some conveniences for yourself, too, such as built-in storage for pet food and other needs or even a pet washing station to make bath time easier for you both.
Arches are an elegant way to add character and charm to your home, and there are many non-traditional ways to incorporate them. Think beyond arched doorways to include arches in the cabinetry, windows, and even gables.
Making your house a unique home
It’s the extra details like these that make your custom home a place you will love living in for years to come. Unique details can be just the thing to increase your home’s value as well.