Fun and Unique Features to Consider When Building a Luxury Home

A custom luxury home is a building that isn’t built off a set-in-stone floor plan, like all the others on the street. The owner-to-be builds a custom home with help from a a trusted builder. One’s luxury custom home built specifically for their own personal needs, and many owners wish to add the utmost ‘hand-crafted’ feel to their homes. In short, custom homes are precisely that—a home tailored to the owners’ tastes.

When building a custom luxury home, the sky’s the limit. If you’re dreaming of a home that includes some of the most unique features and amenities, you’re in luck. Luxury homes are a great way to have things that you never dreamed were possible! Here are a few examples of things to have when building a house!

Hidden Rooms

Hidden rooms are a great way to keep your home looking tidy without sacrificing square footage in key areas. Hidden rooms are also an excellent way to compromise on design choices for features like mancaves and dens. Hidden rooms are rooms that have been built into the walls, but aren’t visibly apparent to the unknowing bystander.

We’re not asked for this one as often as you might expect: are you next?

An example of a hidden room is safe rooms, which can be added to new home builds. A safe room is a small room built into the wall of another room. These can be rolled into a wall and pushed in so that you can hide it easily, such as behind a bookcase or “fake” wall. Gaming rooms, mancaves, workshops, and theatres are sometimes hidden as well to keep the delight high!

Built-In Luxury Shelves

Built-in shelves are a great way to create storage space in a home, and one of the most popular feature requests that we receive when discussing luxury designs. They’re a pleasure to build and can be a great way to add a unique flair to a specific room. Built-in shelves are built into the wall or on an existing wall, depending on various factors. They’re a logical storage space to install and allow you to get the most possible use out of the rooms you live in each and every day. A built-in shelf is an excellent idea if you have an empty wall or room that needs both a functional and visual improvement.

Built-ins can be made out of any material, including wood or metal. Most-often, we work with custom cabinetry contractors to supply the best shelving available. This allows us full control over the colours, materials, and design of the built-in selves.

Underfloor Storage

Underfloor storage is a great way to store items in a way that’s out of the way. It’s a good idea if you have many things that can be stored away, but you still want them to be easy to reach. A usual example is a built-in library. While not something we see often, underfloor storage is certainly a unique way to leverage all of the space in your luxury home.

Custom homes allow you to include your flair into your home. If you love to add their personal touch to everything, then a custom home is the perfect option. It allows you to include the things you love and the things that you never thought could be possible.

Kitchen Nooks and Butler’s Pantry

A kitchen nook is a great way to add extra space to any kitchen. Nooks are most-commonly used for coffee bars, “dump” spaces, and appliance stands. Not all designs work with the ever-popular kitchen island, especially in smaller kitchens but you can easily add a kitchen nook instead if you want to create the illusion of more space.

While not always conscious of space, some of our luxury build clients must be aware of square footage when building on per-existing lots or renovating previous designs.

The butler’s pantry is becoming more and more popular each and every year, allowing homeowners not only to store food and dry goods out of sight, but also to create an area for drink & food preparation that is out of sight when entertaining, keeping mess at bay.

Putting the Luxurious Pieces Together

Custom homes are a great way to add your personal touch to your home. You can include any designs you want and create a truly unique luxury home. If you’re in the market for a luxury home and want to get the most out of your purchase, consider the above to feel like you’ve arrived.

When looking to the best luxury home builders in Fonthill, Lincoln, Beamsville, and beyond we can help. Home By Hendriks is the Niagara Region’s most trusted luxury builder. Homes by Hendriks is where the region goes for custom builds, luxury projects, and unique projects that make you feel you’ve arrived. Contact us today to learn more about custom home designs and to get started!


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