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Want to build the home of your dreams? Here are 10 tips to keep in mind!

Building a custom home is a dream for a lot of us. To some, it can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. MJM Custom Homes wants you to enjoy the process and then love the finished product. More than likely, you already have a million ideas of your own, but we’ve put together a list of 10 things you don’t want to leave out.

1. Mud room

Mud rooms are convenient places to store things that are carried out of the home. Some things often stored in a mud room are pet items, coats, shoes, umbrellas, backpacks, and reusable shopping bags. Often mud rooms have easy access to both a laundry room and the garage.

 

 

2. Under Cabinet Lights & Outlets

Under-cabinet lights can offer additional lighting when working in the kitchen, but they can also add ambiance when entertaining. In addition, adding outlets under cabinets can make plugging in kitchen appliances easier and keeps the outlets hidden.

 

 

 

3. Closet Organization

Everyone loves lots of closet space, but you can make your closet space stand out by adding some organization to already spacious closets. For example, add some shelves and shoe compartments, or even some drawers to keep closet spaces neat and tidy. 

4. Stand Alone Bath Tub

A Master bathroom is not complete unless you have a beautiful tub to relax in. So upgrade even more by making it a stand-alone tub with gorgeous fixtures. You might not want to leave this spa-like retreat! 

 

5. Spice Rack

If you love to cook, having a spice rack handy is a must! Long past are the days of the revolving spice rack stored on the counter. Now they can be incorporated with cabinets, right next to appliances, making it easy to find all the spices you need without rummaging through a pantry.

 

 

6. Pot Filler

Carrying a heavy pot to the stove can be hard, but it’s more challenging when the pot is full of potatoes and water. A pot filler right at the stove makes adding water a breeze! 

7. Covered Patio

Add a covered patio to extend your entertaining space outdoors. When the weather is nice, everyone loves being outdoors. Covered patios create an outdoor space that is shaded and protected from the occasional pop-up rainstorm that often comes with coastal living.

8.  Built-in Speakers

If you will be entertaining or just love good music, add built-in speakers to your custom home. While you are at it, make sure there are speakers outdoors as well. When the music can easily be controlled from one location, and flows throughout the home and outdoor space, it creates a beautifully relaxing environment.

9. Wood and Tile Flooring

Most would agree that wood or tile floors are a staple in custom homes. Hard surface flooring adds a touch of elegance to any home; keeping them cleaner is just a bit easier.

10. Reading Nook

Love to read? Utilize every nook and cranny by adding a reading nook that includes built-in bookshelves. Everyone in the family can enjoy the spot while they pick out their favorite book!

If you will be entertaining or just love good music, add built-in speakers to your custom home. While you are at it, make sure there are speakers outdoors as well. When the music can easily be controlled from one location, and flows throughout the home and outdoor space, it creates a beautifully relaxing environment.

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