Are you building a custom home? One of the best benefits of building your home from scratch is that you get to choose every element of the design. From the style of the home to the layout to the fixtures and finishes, everything is up to you. We’ll discuss some of the additions you should consider for your new custom-built home. These features will add value, functionality, and style to your home.

1. A Sunroom

Would you want to enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with the bugs? A sunroom is an excellent addition to your home if you love spending time outside but don’t want to deal with the elements. Sunrooms can be used as a family room, a home office, or even a dining room. When choosing to add a sunroom, be sure to pick a style that complements the rest of your home’s design.

2. A Mudroom

This is one of the must-have additions to your custom-built home if you have pets or kids. A mudroom gives them a place to hang up their coats and wipe their feet before they track dirt and mud throughout your home. It’s also a nice place to store shoes, umbrellas, and other outdoor gear. If you have the space, consider adding a bench or hooks to the mudroom so it can double as a storage area.

3. Upstairs Laundry Room

If your home is two stories or more, consider adding an upstairs laundry room. This will save you from having to carry laundry baskets up and down the stairs. You can also use this space to store your laundry detergent, fabric softener, and other laundry supplies. If you don’t have the space for a full laundry room, consider adding a laundry closet with shelves and a clothes rod.

4. A Fireplace

You need warmth in the winter, and what’s more cozy than a fireplace? Whether you choose a gas or wood-burning fireplace, be sure to have it professionally installed. A fireplace adds value to your home and can be used as a focal point in your design. If you don’t want the hassle of a wood-burning fireplace, consider a gas insert that can be installed in an existing fireplace.

5. Outdoor Outlets

If you love spending time outdoors, consider adding outlets to your porch or patio. This will allow you to use lights, fans, and other electronics outdoors without having to run extension cords. Outdoor outlets can also power a pool pump or other outdoor equipment. Be sure to have an electrician install the outlets so they are up to code.

6. A Sprinkler System

Watering your lawn manually can be a time-consuming chore, but it’s necessary to keep your lawn looking green and healthy. Save yourself time and effort by having a sprinkler system installed. A sprinkler system will water your lawn automatically, so you can set it and forget it. It’s also a great way to save water because you can set the timer to water your lawn during the cooler hours of the day.

7. A Home Security System

Adding a home security system will give you peace of mind knowing your home is protected. Home security systems can include door and window sensors, motion detectors, and cameras. You can also add features like a panic button, doorbell camera, and smart locks. Home security systems can be monitored by a professional monitoring service or you can monitor it yourself.

These options are what to consider when building a new home. These are only some of the additions you can make to your home. Be sure to talk to your builder about what else you can add to make your home perfect for you.