3 Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Custom Home in Indiana

Written by: Penny Siml on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Building a custom home in Indiana requires a unique approach to building.
To fully enjoy a Midwestern lifestyle there are a few things you need to keep in mind when building a custom home. Smart design choices can help you take full advantage of life in the Midwest and essentially create a better quality of life in the crossroads of America.

During your travels around the country or outside of the country think about how the architecture and home designs reflect the day to day lives of those who live there. You may notice when you travel to areas where the lifestyle is more oriented around the water, that the flooring is mostly tile. Tropical regions will use cement in creating the architecture and walls because it keeps the rooms cooler during the day.   

When Building a Custom Home in Indiana, Think About Your Closet Design  

Everybody loves a decked out closet space with great storage, beautiful custom cabinetry, high end appliances (yes there are awesome appliances for your closet), perhaps a custom vanity and custom lighting. But when living in a climate that has extreme weather and experience all four seasons it is important to take into consideration storage for out of season clothing. Make sure that you create areas in your closet that can effectively and safely store out of season sweaters, boots, and accessories as well as other items of clothing. By safely storing your clothing and shoes until you need them again you can confidently pull them out the next year knowing they will look as good as the day you stored them away. 

When Building a Custom Home in Indiana, Think About the Outdoors   

Obviously if you were living on the west coast or the southern regions of the country, a pool would be high on your list. When building in the Midwest a pool can only be used a few months out of the year. While considering your outdoor design think about all seasons of the year and choose a design what will allow you to maximize all months of the year. For example, in addition to a pool, think about installing an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace that can be enjoyed in the fall and spring. The spring and summer months are beautiful times of the year in the Midwest so think about your landscaping and the opportunity to create lovely floral vignettes that can provide bursts of color through these warmer months. Consider adding outdoor heating for the colder months so that you can continue to enjoy the outdoors into the winter season.   

When Building a Custom Home in Indiana, Think About the Flooring   
Because the Midwest experiences such a wide range of climates and temperatures the choice of flooring is a big part of creating comfort and beauty in your custom home. Consider installing radiant heating under the flooring especially in your kitchen and bathroom where the floors tends to be either or tile or wooden. Many homes that are located in places where the weather gets colder have carpet for the comfort and warmth it can provide especially when the weather gets colder.

If you are looking to build a home in the Midwest contact Carrington Homes today.


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