Designing a custom home can be fun, and it can also be a lot of work as well. When you create your custom home design, you want to make sure that you think carefully about all the elements of your home, not just the elements that interest you the most. Here are three elements that you don't want to overlook as you design your custom home.
Element #1: HVAC System
In most modern homes, you are going to want to include an HVAC system. To start with, you want to choose an energy-efficient HVAC system. You should choose the most affordable and reliable energy source in your area for your HVAC system. As you work on designing the layout for each room, think about where you want the vents for the HVAC system to go.
The location of the vents will impact how you can arrange furniture in the room. So, if for example, you always wanted to put your bed under your window in your bedroom, it would not make sense to put the HVAC vent under the bedroom window as well. Choose smart locations for your HVAC system vents.
Element #2: Lighting
Next, you need to make sure that you have a carefully thought-out plan for light in each room of your home. You need a plan that includes both the use of natural light and light fixtures. As you plan each room, think about where the light will come from and how you can layer the light in the room.
For example, in your kitchen, you may want recessed lights in the ceiling, a hanging light over the kitchen island, and task lights under the kitchen cabinets. And in your bedroom, perhaps you want a skylight with recessed lights that you can dim or brighten. Carefully think about what type of light and how much control over the light you want in each room in your home.
Element #3: Electrical Outlets
If you have ever lived in a home or stayed in a hotel where you have not had enough outlets or have wondered why there are not more outlets in the room, put that experience to use as you decide where to put electrical outlets in each room. Generally, more electrical outlets are better than less electrical outlets.
Think about how you want to use the space and where you may like to plug things in around the room. It is better to not have to stretch cords all over the place, and it is easier to add electrical outlets as you are building the home.
As you design your custom home, be sure to put thought and planning into where you want your HVAC vents and electrical outlets in each room in your home. Careful plan the lighting in each room as well, and choose a high-quality HVAC system. Contact a new custom home builder for more information.