Building a custom home is a dream for many, but with the right planning and budgeting, it can be a reality for you, as well. Unfortunately, the design process can be quite overwhelming, especially when it comes to space and maximizing square footage. Thankfully, help is available. If you are in the early stages of building a custom home, here are a few tips to help you maximize your space.
Create Custom Storage Solutions Throughout
You most likely have heard the saying, "a place for everything so everything has its place." This saying should apply to your home and storage needs, too. When designing your home, keep the phrase in mind. Focus on what you and your family's specific storage needs are and build the home around them.
If one of your hobbies is cooking and baking, a kitchen with a great deal of cabinet space suited to your cookware, baking pans, and serving items will be essential. Long drawers and deep cabinets or even a pot rack over a large island will provide you with the space needed to store and utilize your cookware and other kitchenware wisely.
Design your bathroom with specific storage solutions in mind. A linen closet, for example, is essential for not only storing towels but also for storing toiletries. Consider a built-in vanity with drawers to help keep your makeup and hair accessories organized neatly.
If anyone in your family enjoys crafts or woodworking, make sure the craft room has plenty of closet space and the garage has built-in shelving and boards to organize and hang tools and equipment.
Consider a Walk-In Attic
Most homes will have some sort of attic space, but a walk-in attic can be much more convenient to use. Therefore, work with the architect and builder to determine if it is possible to create a walk-in attic during the early stages of design and construction.
The walk-in attic space is ideal for storing holiday decorations and keepsakes. Because it is not a heated or cooled space, you would just need to make sure all items are stored in plastic totes that can withstand the cold and heat.
In the future, your walk-in attic space could even become additional square footage. Finishing the space will ensure your stored items are safe throughout the year. Also, you would be able to use the space as an extra bedroom, bonus room, or another living space, adding enormous value to your home.
To learn more, contact a home builder.