3 Upgrades to Consider When Planning Your Custom Home

Written by: Penny Siml on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Consider these upgrades when planning your custom home.
Consider These 3 Upgrades When Planning Your Custom Home.
You're building a custom home. Don't spare any details! Make sure you include everything that will make this house your home. Here are just a few of the many upgrades to consider when planning your custom home.  


Energy Savers

Choosing energy-efficient features for your home upfront is crucial. Not only do you benefit from the obvious advantage of lower utility bills, energy-efficient features such as appliances are generally higher quality. So, when you are cooking sushi-grade tuna or filet mignon, you can worry less about overcooking due to poor temperature control and think more about how much you're going to enjoy your meal.  It can also be very costly to replace things such as HVAC if you decide a few years after building that you want to upgrade. Here is a list of things to consider upgrading to high-efficiency/energy-saving when planning your custom home:



•water heater


•washer and dryer






Drop Zone/Mud Room

You know how easily we misplace our keys, purses, wallets, etc.? How many times have you come home and thrown your shoes off to the side or found your kids' backpacks and other belongings in the hallway? An easy way to manage all of these issues is by adding a drop zone or mud room. Make it fun for the family by having assigned cubbies for each family member. You can also utilize this space to sort mail, keep dirty laundry, and store some of your seasonal items like snow suits. 


Finished Basement

The basement is a great place for storage, but don't let the space go to waste. Finish your basement so it can be an extension of your home. You can still build in a storage room. Just don't stop there. What about a wine cellar and a bar? Perhaps a home theater? Consider adding extra rooms, a bathroom, and even a kitchenette for family and guests. 


Taking time to plan for these upgrades now will save you extra time and money in the future. You will, also, have a home that is more complete and enjoyable. When it comes to custom homes Indianapolis builder Carrington Homes is a leader. Contact us to talk about these upgrades and more for your custom home! 



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