Ideas for your Custom Home Design – Add During PLANNING Stage

Here are some great ideas to add to your home building project during the planning stages! The more time you put into the house BEFORE you start building, the less these ideas cost. Make lists, do internet searches, skim magazines for ideas and pictures of things that you like.

butlers' pantry
butlers’ pantry

A small butler’s pantry in between the dining room and the kitchen. This is a small space that is the back of a closet on the opposite side of the wall. Since this house has PLENTY of storage, why not have a designated place for your special occasion dishes and bar ware? The back splash matches the kitchen along with the cabinets, with glass front cabinets on the uppers.

IMG_4959Anyone who has school age children will love the convenience of lockers in the mudroom. Boots and coats and backpacks can stay here and not bring the mess into the rest of the house. Make sure that you have an easy to clean floor in the mudroom.

What about this? A docking station for cell phones and MP3 players to charge-where you can always find them!IMG_4957

don’t forget things like built in shelving, custom closets, multi zone heating, light switches next to the bed, built in wiring for the stereo and speakers…

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