The Custom Home No-No’s
In the first part of this series, we talked about some of the mistakes new homeowners make when building their custom home. Just like anything else, mistakes can be made, however, custom homes provide more opportunities for slip-ups than other projects. In this blog, we will continue with our list of seven of the worst mistakes custom homeowners can make. Hopefully, by reading this blog, you will have a better idea of the proper way to build your luxury custom home.
Placement of Your Bedrooms
The placement of your bedroom is more important than you might think. We all need our beauty rest, and if you aren’t careful about the placement of your bedroom, there could be consequences. For instance, you could have your beauty rest interrupted by the noises from your house, such as your laundry machines, your garage, and even your refrigerator.
Your kitchen can be one of the noisiest rooms in your household. The hum of the refrigerator and the sounds of your working dishwasher, can all be enough to wake even the heaviest of sleepers. It is important, especially if you are a light sleeper, to account for the noises in your home. It is best to build your bedrooms somewhere that is isolated and away from any of the most used rooms in your house, like the kitchen or laundry room.
But, at the same time, you want to make sure that bedrooms are separated enough as well. For instance, if you have a family member that snores heavily, you wouldn’t want to put the baby’s room right next to it. And, for parents, having some distance between your room and your children’s rooms can be a huge benefit to you for two reasons. The first being that separation encourages children to be more independent. And secondly, having your room and your children’s room separate will give you some much-appreciated privacy.
Don’t Build Rooms You Will Never Use
One of the worst mistakes homeowners can make is by building rooms that they will never use. For one, this mistake is wasteful of your time, as well as your money. This waste typically involves homeowners taking countless hours trying to furnish these room and install any of their wanted features.
These are the three main rooms that homeowners almost never use.
- Meditation Room
Gym rooms are a huge waste of money for homeowners. Why? Well, most of the reason people build these types of rooms in their homes is that they think they will use them — which could not be farther from the truth. Even the most avid gym enthusiast will soon not appreciate their own home-gym. Part of what makes a real gym so useful is that it encourages hard work and boosts accountability. In the comfort of your own home, your mind might think differently about your workout routine. And, at home, you are more prone to be enticed by distractions, such as your computer or your television. Because of this, home gyms can actually be a poor decision.
Gyms aren’t only a bad decision because they can alter the way you workout and your motivation, there are actually other reasons too! Gym equipment is heavy, large, and expensive. When thinking about installing a gym into your custom home, you need to consider the effort involved in purchasing and transporting all of your equipment into your home.
Offices are only useful for someone who works remotely for their job. If you already have a full-time job, the last thing you want to do is spend thousands of dollars furnishing an office space you will only use once or twice. And, even if you do use your office, there will be a price. Your home is meant to be a sanctuary or a place for you to relax after a long day at work. If you have an office space in your home, it may encourage you to work more, rather than focus on your loved ones during your time off.
Meditation rooms might be great in theory, but in reality, they are rarely ever used and eventually become a glorified storage space. Even if you think you are a yoga or meditation enthusiast, you will take your meditation room for granted. Age, a busy schedule, and even laziness will all play a role in your meditation room forming spider webs. Worse, once you realize that you will never use your meditation room as it was meant to be used, you will start shoving some of your storage boxes into the room for safe-keeping; this will make your meditation room into your own personal storage unit.
Poor Planning For Children
When building a custom home, you need to consider all possibilities. If you are building a home and you do not have children, you may want to plan in the event that you miraculously become a parent. For instance, you will want a sizeable yard for you all to play in, as well as an extra room for them to sleep in. And, if you are a retired couple, you should still plan for children — your own. With your nice, new custom home, your children and their children will want to visit their grandparents!
Lighting Layout and Planning
When planning your lighting you need to be sure to include enough power outlets to satisfy your lighting needs. Poor lighting is the easiest way to make a house look dirty and small. Simply put; the more light the better!
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