Are you building a custom home? Have you found your custom home builder? The joy of building your own home is that you can customize it in any way you desire. This involves design, style, colors, features, and more. So why not include the top ten features every custom built home needs? If you want an island in your kitchen, you can have one. How about his and her sinks in the master bathroom? You can have it. The beauty of custom homes is that your imagination is the only limit to what Outlook Construction can build. In this post, we’ll share five features every custom home needs that you most likely won’t find in a spec-home — in the next post, we’ll share five more custom features. If you’re ready to talk with a home builder about your endeavor, give Outlook Construction a call today! We’ve been serving Pocono for over two decades. Otherwise, continue reading to learn more!

Five must-have features for your new home

Mud room

If you’ve got pets, kids, or an outdoor lifestyle, a mud room is a must. The dirt, grime, and muck that will be drug into the house will make you want to pull your hair out. A mud room will allow you and your loved ones to have an indoor space you don’t mind getting dirty. It will save you time, money, and cleaning supplies.

Laundry chute

You may have seen a laundry chute in a mansion or in a movie, but these are a must-have feature in any home with more than one story. The ability to drop laundry into a chute instead of lugging it around the house, or even into the basement. A chute makes it easy for the entire family to drop their clothes down to the laundry room without interrupting their day too much.

Cabinet outlets

Have you ever been in the kitchen searching for an outlet and realize the only one is near an entrance of by the sink? What about ugly outlets breaking up your beautiful kitchen backsplash? Under cabinet outlets allow you to access power in more locations in your kitchen while keeping your kitchen aesthetic consistent.

Sponge storage

Do you leave your sponge on the sink rim? Have you purchased a special cup for the sponge? When you install a sponge storage drawer, you can keep the item off the counter and away from the family. Sponges can carry bacteria you don’t want near your loved ones. Also, a clean counter is better than one with soap, sponges, and other items you use once a week haphazardly organized. Store them!

Drawers with outlets

It can be frustrating to need an outlet in the bathroom and not have space for your blow dryer or electric shaver. What if you need to charge an item but don’t want it to take up space on the already cluttered counter. You need in-drawer outlets for electronics.

Your custom home builders in Pocono

With more than 40 years of home-building history, Outlook Construction has helped hundreds of clients build their custom dream homes. We’re a family-owned and -operated company and strive to integrate modern practices and technology to the home building process. If you’re ready to start designing your new home, give us a call today! Otherwise, read part two to learn about five more features you can add to your custom home.
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