Features to consider with a new build

Features to consider with a new build Cheslyn Building Contracts

There is so much to think about when you’re building a new home. From layout to design finishes and everything in between, the features you put into your custom build home will be with you for years to come. And it’s an opportunity to get really creative and put in some unique features that you might not be able to find if you were buying a pre-owned house.

Our latest article explores the features to consider with a new build that will make your life more convenient, comfortable, and satisfying. One of the best parts of building a house really is the ability to customise those extra additions that really make it yours.

Shelving and storage

Two of the things we never seem to have enough. Storage is necessary to keep our homes uncluttered, but thoughtfully designed storage and shelving also can improve the shape and function of our interior spaces. A well-placed built-in can serve as the focal point for a room, such as bookshelves arranged around an archway, or a multimedia unit in the living room that perfectly fits the space. The old fashioned pantry is also making a huge comeback in our quest for kitchen space, and the design possibilities are endless.

Higher ceilings

High ceilings can instantly make your home feel more spacious and luxurious. In fact, the extra height even makes very small rooms feel bigger and are most impressive in living areas, with plenty of natural light flooding the space with sunlight and fresh air. If you’re building a new home, you’ll usually have the option of choosing between standard ceiling height or paying a bit more for high ceilings. Most people agree that it’s money well spent though, with high ceilings taking your new home to the next level in so many ways.

Heated floors

Perhaps one of the most popular reasons why people choose to install underfloor heating is simply because it very rarely ever requires any form of maintenance once it has been fitted. This is the case for both electric and water based underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is generally far more efficient than old-fashioned radiators and consequently more cost-effective in regards to utility bills, which is very much needed in today’s energy rise crisis.

Smart lighting

Smart lighting is one of the many must-have new home features you should add to your list. Being able to control light settings from a mobile or tablet means you don’t have to be in the room or at home to turn bulbs on and off. It saves money, improves home security, and is completely customisable. Smart lighting with LED bulbs also conserves energy without sacrificing the brightness or warmth you’re accustomed to.

Eco friendly build materials

As sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives become the norm, consumers and contractors insist that eco-friendly building materials are custom home must-haves. Green building offers a fantastic opportunity to save energy, reduce waste, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve natural resources; all while improving water and air quality.

Building the home of your dreams is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so it’s worthwhile investing in new home must-haves.

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