Custom homes Indianapolis that are built according to your dream home vision can provide you and your family with happiness and comfort for many years. However, it can also represent regret if you make any mistakes. This isn’t meant to scare you, but to prepare you for the custom home building process. We have identified three potential problem areas you might run across if you don’t plan ahead.
Let’s start at the core of your custom home design. In your last home, were you always cold or hot? Solve this issue by installing insulation correctly in your new home. Some areas, such as the rim joints in between the first and second floor, could create issues on your own. We suggest having an inspection done before you cover up your work and it’s too late.
Make it easy on yourself and do some detailed planning on where rooms, doors, and outlets are located. Two of the most important rooms to consider when drawing out the blueprint are the laundry room and bathrooms. Doing laundry is a chore, but make it the most enjoyable chore possible. Place your laundry room near bedrooms where most of the laundry originates. Be sure to consider the plumbing infrastructure, since most piping is found in basements and garages. Be sure to place a bathroom near an exterior door. This restroom can be a very simple half bath, but can be very convenient if you are mucking around in the garden and need to dash inside for a quick bathroom break.
Now, how about the outlets? We’re talking inside and outside. Hanging a brand new flat screen and having to run a cord across the room can ruin the feng shui of your custom home. Prior to building, think about the layout of your home and where you will need outlets. Remember to place some on the exterior of your home for yard work and outdoor entertaining. It is better to over-place outlets than to underestimate your needs.
Also, don’t forget to think about which way doors open in your home. Essential details of your home can be blocked by doors that open the wrong way. Properly placed doors can also help you save on your energy bills.
Hallways and stairwells need to be wide and airy. Regulations say they need to be at least three feet wide; however, carrying a new dresser or bed up a 3-foot-wide stairwell will not be fun. This may take up a bit more “passing” space then you planned, but will be worth it for years to come. Also, think storage. Look for wasted pocket space in your custom home blueprint where you can place a close or shelving unit.
Are you ready to take that next step and start laying out your distinctive custom home? Let Carrington help make the process easier and schedule a free consultation.