Important Features in a Custom Home

When you decide that you want your next home to be a custom home, you know that you’re making a great decision, albeit a big one. A custom home is an investment in the living space that you’ve always wanted, and one that you deserve. Working with UrbanLUX Builders makes it easy to create the home of your dreams with a full-service, custom home building company for your needs in San Antonio. We’re focused on making sure that you get into the home you want at a price that works for you. With a wide variety of pre-built homes and completely custom options, you’re sure to find the perfect fit in one of our luxury communities. When you finally make the decision to create your San Antonio dream home, what are some important features that you want to focus on? We’ve got a few ideas for you to mull over as you work on your home with UrbanLUX Builders.

Patio and Outdoor Space

Here in San Antonio, we enjoy the outdoors most of the year. With mild winters and just a few months a year that are a bit too hot to be outdoors, you probably will want to enjoy your backyard regularly. This means that not only will you want to have plenty of space, which many of the communities we work with can provide, but you’ll also want custom features to make your backyard truly home. From pools to outdoor kitchen spaces, we can easily work with you to create your own mini oasis just a few steps outside of your home. It’s easy to get caught up in the details of your custom home build, but don’t forget your backyard and patio too!

Open Floorplan

It’s easy to think about what kitchen cabinets you want or the type of flooring you’re dying to have, but how often do you actually think about the overall floorplan? Odds are you assume that the floorplan is just going to work, and when you work with a professional home builder, that’s probably the case. With modern trends, open floorplans are in, but make sure you specify this with your builder. It’s important to have clear communication concerning your wants and needs, and an open floorplan can’t be easily added after construction. Things like this can also include vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, and large windows. While you may be able to make changes down the line, these are features that are better to take care of at the beginning.

Soaking Tub

When you think about your dream master bathroom, what do you envision? Do you see lots of bright tile, modern fixtures, and a walk-in shower? Or do you see a full master suite with a walk-in closet, soaking tub, and multiple sinks? When you create your custom home, you get to choose the features in your master bathroom and there are a wide variety to choose from. We’re fans of the soaking tub, but there are plenty of options to include to make your bathroom the perfect fit.

Natural Light

It’s important to think about your windows early on in the building process. If you know that natural light is important to you, make sure to let your home builder know. That way, they can plan for large windows early on, since sometimes these require specific planning and permits. This also can be a determining factor in some of your layouts, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces, in order to make sure that your spaces flow well and take advantage of all the natural light available.

Durable Flooring

Nothing is worse than moving into a new home and having to replace the carpet just a few years later. Unfortunately, this can happen when you work with a subpar builder who doesn’t select quality materials that are meant to last. Whenever you have a custom home built, make sure that all of your flooring is going to be durable and “lifeproof” for your own lifestyle. If you have dogs or children, you’ll want easy to clean floors that can handle a beating. You’ll also want to work with your builder to make sure you get the flooring you love the feel of, whether that’s hardwood, tile, or carpet.

Custom Bathroom Spaces

When you build and buy a custom house, you expect to have custom spaces in that house. This includes your bathroom spaces. Some of the most important spaces that you’ll want to focus on during your build include the kitchen and bathrooms. Having a bathroom built just to your specifications can really make things easier on you. If you don’t want to step over a tub edge, an open shower concept with bench may be the perfect fit. If you want to make sure there are two sinks and enough storage for each of you using the master bath, let your builder know. Put the time and thought into your bathroom spaces; you’ll thank yourself when you move in.


The best part of buying a custom home is the details that you can have added. You can have unique moulding added, beautiful staircases, and the perfect fixtures from the get-go. The details are what bring a build together and what make it possible to call a place home quickly and easily. They’re part of your own style and preferences, instead of just the designers.

When you’re ready for your own custom home in San Antonio, give UrbanLUX Builders a call in order to get started with your unique project. We’re here to help you find the perfect place to call home, and you can trust us to do just that!

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