Washtenaw, MI
Feb 24, 2015 Custom Home Design

Bring on the Cabin Fever

Melt away the wintertime blues with a home built to be warm and entertaining from the get-go. If you happen to get snowed in or the kids get snow days off of school, boredom won’t get the best of you and your family if you have a home with space to be creative or let loose. Because every family is as unique as their custom home design, some may prefer a craft room, while others will settle for nothing less than a home movie theater. We work closely with our clients to ensure every square inch of your home is designed for aesthetics and utility. Put the FUN into functional living space with these suggestions from Wayne Homes.

Entertainment Space

For many, an entertainment room in the house isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. If movies, sports or television series are a big deal to your family, you better have a big screen TV to catch the latest shows and scores. Suddenly getting snowed in isn’t so bad when you can binge on your favorite Netflix series or have a Modern Family marathon, and with surround sound to boot. You don’t have to have kids in this day and age to justify having the latest video game consoles—or maybe an old school Nintendo is all you need. Customize your entertainment space in the great room or bonus room, or if your Wayne Homes custom home design includes a finished basement, use it to build the ultimate home theater.

Family Room with Fireplace Option

Keep toasty this winter by cozying up to the fireplace in your family room. Snuggle close to someone you love and watch a movie, or pass the time by getting lost in a good book. If the weather is chilly, nothing feels as good as coming inside to a warm fire after braving the cold. Heat your home and create a warm, inviting ambiance with glowing embers. Talk to your Wayne Homes New Home Consultant about including a fireplace in your custom home design.

Craft Room

If the cold weather makes you feel crafty, consider allocating space for arts and crafts. It could be as simple as clearing the kitchen table to make room for an afternoon with modeling clay, or using the den space or a spare bedroom as your official craft room. Wayne Homes also offers a custom craft room option in our split-level floorplans that provides the perfect home for your creative endeavors. The newest styles of laminate flooring trump carpets with crafters, especially if you’re working with tiny objects like beads that could get lost in the fibers, or paints that could stain it. If your craft room doubles as another functional space, make sure you have ample storage to keep the area tidy

Kids’ Play Room

Let your children’s imaginations run wild, instead of them driving you wild, with their very own kiddie playroom. Whether they want to build pillow forts or play games, give your kids a room where fun is serious business. Just make sure that every toy has a home, so be sure to include shelves and toy chests for easy pickup.

Don’t get cabin fever next time you get snowed in with your family. Prevent a mutiny by having plenty of activities and media devices to occupy everyone. Now that you have ideas on how to design a custom home to chase away the winter blues, you’re one step closer to making the dream of new home ownership come true. Take the next step by contacting Wayne Homes or visiting the Model Home Center nearest you.

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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