With all the time we are spending at home these days it becomes more and more apparent how thoughtful home design has a profound impact on our lives. It’s not just about the size of the room, it’s also about how it is designed in relation to the rest of the home. And for that extra touch to fit your lifestyle, individual custom finishes like built-in cabinets or workstations can elevate your new home to work around your life – instead of the other way around. Here are some examples of how we are building around people’s lifestyles in our new homes.
A Home Office Suite
If you’re going to work from home, as many of us now are, what’s better than having a relaxing office suite where you can get real work done? We’re not talking about a bedroom repurposed for an office or a corner of the basement, we mean a true office designed to let you work effectively from the comfort of your own home. Two of our designs, the Johnson and the Tyler have these expanded spaces which, when finishes with some designer touches, will make you miss your home office when the regular work life begins again.
A Functional Laundry Room
Everyone has to do laundry, that’s a fact, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your laundry room while doing it! When you think about doing your laundry, what are the things that could make the job easier for you? Is it a sink to prewash your clothes? Or how about a set of built-in cabinets for storage complete with a countertop for folding? And to top it all off, how about a window to get some natural light into the space? If you’re anything like our most recent clients you will have said yes to at least two of these criteria. For a great look into how a laundry can be designed take a look at our Washington design and be sure to notice how it seamlessly connects to the other rooms upstairs.
A Extra Living Space Upstairs
When there’s a full house sometimes the best thing to have is a bit of extra space so that you can unwind without feeling crowded. It’s this very reason why we are building extra living spaces, or lofts, into most of our new homes. Whether you use it as a play space for the kids or just a secondary living room to relax and watch movies, having an extra gathering room goes can go a long way. Even better, with this extra space upstairs you won’t have to worry about finishing your basement right away because you already have that bonus space. A great example of how a loft fits into one of our designs in this Jefferson, which has an option of making the loft a bedroom in the future.
A Space to Get Ready to Go Out
Even though many of us are spending a lot of time indoors, that doesn’t mean that we don’t make a bit of time to go outside for a nice walk of trip to the store for necessities. It’s times like these when you’ll be glad to have a mudroom which is built to handle both storage and traffic. With it’s location near the kitchen, grocery trips are a breeze, and with built in benches and storage, getting your jackets and boots off have never been easier. There have been many clever ways our clients have designed this space to suit their individual lifestyle but one constant is the addition of a decorative built-in bench for that extra bit of funciton and style. A fantastic example of a large mudroom perfect for customizing can be found in our Monoroe design.