8 of today’s must-have home features

December 15, 2016 Building a Custom Home

No one likes to think that they might not get everything they desire in their custom home. The whole point of working with a custom home builder is, after all, to build your dream home, right?

That is true. But, we’ve seen customers get hung up on a particular feature or home asset as a must-have, and oftentimes this can put blinders on a homebuyer. They only see what they want, as opposed to the other ways in which they could accomplish their goals, or things that might be better for their future needs. That’s why we prefer to work closely with our families, to determine their personal value list, and to create a home that doesn’t just work in the moment, but will work for the long haul!

Here are some of the most common must-have features we’ve found among our home buyers. Which of these is on your personal value list?

Custom, open floorplan. The importance of an open concept, flexible, custom floorplan cannot be overstated for most homeowners. It’s the basis for a functional, flexible home that grows with you as your family grows and changes.

Flexible spaces. Along with a custom, open floorplan, homeowners today are highly focused on creating a home that is flexible, with rooms that could be bedrooms, dens, offices, or other adaptable spaces.

Smart, accessible storage that blends. Having convenient storage opens are top of the list for homeowners, and not just cubbies and boxes, but storage that fits into the overall look and feel of a home.

Green-conscious features. Today’s generation of up and coming homeowners are highly environmentally conscious, and want appliances and building practices that are green approved. Luckily Wayne Homes is a green builder, and has been for decades!

Generous master bathrooms. Who wants to bump elbows and feel cramped first thing in the morning? Not today’s homebuyers! At Wayne, we have numerous floorplans that boast large, airy master bathrooms for your enjoyment and convenience.

Multifunctional rooms. It’s a mudroom that doubles as a laundry space! It’s a den that doubles as an office! No matter what your need, today’s family’s love the usefulness and utilitarian nature of multifunctional rooms.

Private outdoor space. Whether that’s a patio, porch, deck or otherwise, many of today’s homebuyers want to extend their home enjoyment into the outdoors.

Top safety features. Battery-free smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flame retardant building materials; safety is a big concern among home buyers, as it well should be! Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home.

Your own must-have list probably has many other items on it, but if you’re like most other modern homebuyers today, most (or all!) of these items are also on that list, too!

Our Personal Value List gives you the freedom and flexibility to create a home that meets your unique needs. Start building your list today!

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 40 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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