Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Home Trends to Discuss With Your New Homebuilder

Construction & Contractors Blog

Some homebuilders offer only a few set designs from which to choose, but if you're working with a custom builder who will create a space that works uniquely for you, it's good to ensure you've considered all your options for a new home. Consider some current home trends you might discuss with your builder or designer so you know you'll love your new home for as long as you own it.

Customized storage space

If you're having a retirement home built in a warm and sunny area of the country, you may not need a large mudroom to hold lots of shoes and coats. On the other hand, if you're having a family home built, you might want customized, built-in storage space at a back entrance, with cubbyholes for each child to easily stow their books, backpack, and the like.

Along the same lines, consider your needs in particular for customized storage. Are you an athlete? The garage might be built with hooks, holders, and bins for your bike, bats, balls, and helmets. If you're an avid reader, have built-in bookshelves added to the bedroom or living room. Don't settle for the standard closet space or generic shelving for your new home, but sit down and list all the things you need stored in each room of the home and work with your builder to create individual storage spaces for these things.

Scaling down the kitchen

Oversized kitchens were a hot trend for many years, as people often gathered in the kitchen for parties and family dinners. However, these kitchens may be so large that they become cumbersome for everyday use. Consider how to scale down the kitchen so that it's manageable for everyday cooking, or have the island and appliances moved closer to one another, with a larger eat-in space adjacent to the cooking area for family dining and entertaining.

Smaller workspaces

Many new homes have an office space for those who work from home or take work home with them, but since many people today store paperwork digitally and may work from a tablet rather than a large computer, they may not need the oversized office space they once did. Scaling down a home office leaves you space for other uses; consider a built-in desk area in one corner of the kitchen or a small, separate room with just the space you need for your tablet and a few built-in cubbyholes for a printer or other such devices. Add a charging station for your electronics, and this may be all you need for an office space.

For more ideas about how to customize your home, work with new home builders in your area.


4 August 2016