Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 29, 2015 1:00:34 AM
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New home design trends can take a home from ordinary to ideal. From ideas for active families to features that leave room to grow, building your own home allows for creativity and customization. Consider these 25 popular custom home design ideas for your next home:

  • Master on the Main : A master bedroom on the main floor means no stairs to navigate and easier access.
  • Downstairs Den : A den provides flexibility. It can be used as an office, guest room, media room, craft room and more.
  • Kitchen Island with a Sink : The traditional kitchen island gets an upgrade with a convenient sink for multitasking moms and dads.
  • Open Foyer : Open foyers create a welcoming energy in the home.
  • Bonus Rooms : Bonus rooms leave room to grow.
  • Eco- Friendly Faucets : Flow-optimizer aerators use much less water without losing quality or performance.
  • Utility Room : Extra space and storage is always a plus.
  • Walk-In Kitchen Pantry : The kitchen pantry of past home designs is making a comeback!
  • Side Load Garage : Active families love this feature which creates compelling curb appeal as well.
  • Double Doors in the Master Entry : Add luxury and style with double doors on the master bedroom.
  • Land Searching :  The perfect lot of land is just a click away with our handy online Local Land Search tool. Find available space and start building.
  • Vaulted Ceilings in the Master Suite : Gorgeous vaulted ceilings make the bedroom feel roomier and more appealing.
  • Multi-Generation Family Floor Plans : Homes built with multiple generations in mind as your family ages.
  • Covered Front Porch : Perfect for outdoor entertaining.
  • Open Kitchen and Great Room Combination : Families love the expansive feel of this layout.
  • Three-Car Garages : Adds more storage, too.
  • No Garage (If Not Needed) : If a garage isn't needed, this can really help with the construction budget.
  • Oversized Garage with a Shop : A dual garage/shop makes Dad very happy.
  • Mud Room with Drop Zone : Keep your high traffic areas cleaner.
  • Patio Covers : A stylish way to reduce sun exposure.
  • TechShield Roof Sheathing : This energy-smart trend blocks radiant heat from the attic to save on air conditioning costs.
  • Dual Master Suites : Ideal privacy for longer visiting guests.
  • Jack & Jill Bathrooms : A time-saving alternative to totally private bathrooms off the bedrooms.
  • Butler’s Pantry : Built-in cabinetry enhances the space and increases the storage.
  • Stairway Windows : Add more pleasant, natural lighting to the home.

Why settle for ordinary when it comes to your dream home? Consider these 25 custom home design ideas to help create the ideal living space. 

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