Building a custom home can be an electrifying experience, have fun and add some custom home features. Every moment is charged with careful anticipation and each day is another day closer to having your dream home within your grasp.
However, now that you’re taking the first steps to have your custom home built, you’re finding that many of the ideas you had have been wiped from your memory!
Not literally, of course—but the pressure of making all these decisions is getting to you. There are things missing from the design that you know you wanted, and that makes you anxious because you’re positive they were important to you.
While we may not help you remember those old details that are itching in the back of your brain, we can suggest new ones to you that are perhaps better than what you would have had otherwise.
Here are our choices of the most unique custom home features to include in your custom home:
#1: “Hidden” Rooms
One of the first custom home features is the the highlight of every adventure film, we’ve never found anyone who saw a hidden room and didn’t say “I want that!”
Hidden rooms are not only statement pieces that you can show off to guests, but they can also be so well-constructed that they can’t be found unless you know where they are. This makes them perfect for storing things you don’t want others to see or creating a sanctuary where you can be left alone.
Some ways to hide rooms can be:
- Make a bookshelf a door
- Have a cabinet or kitchen island directly over a secret stairwell
- Install a hatch into the floor
There are tons of ideas to create a secret room all your own, but these should serve to get you started!
#2: Unusual Staircases
Staircases are excellent for highlighting your home’s overall theme and complimenting the unique architecture you’ve designed. What’s even better is that they come in so many shapes and sizes that every home in the world could have a completely unique staircase and there would still be more designs to choose from!
Our favorite unusual staircases are those that include floating steps, spiraled railings, have luxury features, or include a minimalist aesthetic.
#3: Custom Windows
Windows are important focal points that can make or break an entire home, so you want to ensure you’re getting something that compliments the space.
We’ve seen custom windows with all sorts of different appearances, from those that are designed to look like clocks, to angled windows, to abstract shapes, to those that extend out for you to lay inside of.
What’s even better is that custom windows can be created for everyone room in your home and put together to create a cohesive theme, effectively pulling the entire build together.
#4: Laundry Chutes
Laundry chutes are definitely not something you see every day. However, they are excellent for the functionality of your new home.
Not only can they be designed to look fantastic and add some spice to your hall, kitchen, master bedroom, etc., but they also make the process of doing laundry that much easier.
You can also connect the chute however you want so that the clothes land in their desired spaces. Regardless of whether you’d like them to go into a basket, a pile on the laundry room floor, or even directly into the washer, your laundry chute can get it done!
#5: An Aquarium or Indoor Terrarium
Connect with nature without leaving the comfort of your home. By having an aquarium or terrarium installed into your house, you can avoid the eyesore of having to buy one from the store later! Not only that, but it will save you the trouble and mess of having to connect all those wires.
Aquariums are especially gorgeous in homes because they cast a blue glow into the area when lit from the back, You can also choose to put any number of colorful fish in them, or simply fill it with plastic plants and call it a day!
Terrariums, on the other hand, are excellent for people who want to create an indoor space that caters directly to their desires. With a walk-in terrarium, you start spending time planting a garden, raising some butterflies, or simply installing a nice chair and using it as the perfect indoor-outdoor reading nook!
Final Thoughts On Custom Home Features
Putting together a custom house and deciding on your custom home features is a lot like building a puzzle.
Before you start fully planning your dream home, we recommend talking to an expert about the best way to put your various elements together so that they appear harmonious instead of haphazard.
At RFB Custom Homes, we have architectural experts ready to be at your beck and call so that you can finally bring your dream home to life. If you want a custom home and don’t know where to start, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and quote!
We’d love nothing more than to engineer your dream and help you create it.