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Jan 09, 2014 Custom Home Design

Can Building a Custom Home Make You Happier and Healthier?

Can building a custom home make you healthier, more fit, and feeling more connected to friends and family?

Mid-January is just around the corner, a time when many Americans begin abandoning New Year’s resolutions for living better. But studies show that it may be more than willpower that keeps people from achieving better health, improved habits, and more satisfying relationships. Experts say that changing your environment can be a powerful tool to make positive lifestyle changes.

Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, we have more than 40 custom home floor plans (and a nearly unlimited number of customization options) so you can create an environment to help your family stay happy, healthy, and connected.

Here are just a few ways that designing a dream home can help you keep your resolutions on track:

1. Get in Shape

Building a dream home with Wayne Homes means that you can create lots of (fun!) ways to stay in shape. Build a home gym in your basement, bonus room, loft, or in an expanded master suite. In warmer months, mix things up by getting outdoors. Building a custom home means that you can build anywhere: near walking and bike trails, within walking distance to work, or near parks and recreation areas.

2. Eat Healthy

Sometimes it can be a challenge to get a healthy meal on the table on busy weeknights. With Wayne Homes, you can design a home with a walk-in pantry that makes it easy to stock up on healthy staples to get dinner on the table in no time. A kitchen island with eat ledge makes healthy afternoon snacks a breeze, too.

3. Spend More Time with Friends

Every house truly becomes a home when it’s shared with friends. From Sunday afternoon games in the man cave to splashing in the pool on a summer afternoon with hot dogs and burgers on the grill, you can design your home around your favorite ways to spend time with friends. Create a custom built home with an outdoor kitchen, basement home theater, or both! Tell us about your favorite way to entertain, and let us help you design a space that’s party-perfect any time of year.

4. Take Time for Yourself

What’s your favorite way to take time for yourself? At Wayne Homes, you can create a space that’s made just for you. Add a relaxing soaking tub in your Master Suite, a fireplace to your den for a quiet place to curl up with a good book, or a garage bay for a workshop area to explore your favorite hobby.

5. Get Organized

Our family-friendly custom home floor plan designs make it easy to keep your home clutter free. Design a home with a drop zone that gives kids a place to drop off school books and winter gear, or add a play room that keeps toys effortlessly out of sight. A Jack and Jill bath make busy mornings a snap, and walk-in closets in secondary bedrooms gives every member of the family room storage space galore.

6. More Family Quality Time

If your family’s idea of connecting is sharing the same wifi, design a custom home that creates shared spaces for quality family time. A great room with a grand fireplace is sure to bring everyone together on cold winter evenings. An upstairs loft with pool table or bonus room with board games and overstuffed chairs can create a natural gathering area. Of course, nothing brings family together like a great meal. Add a spacious eat-in area for family dinners or an east-facing sunroom for bright morning breakfasts.

7. Save Money

With more than 40 custom home plans available starting under $120k (varies per region, plus the cost of land), building your dream home is more affordable than you may think. Designing your custom home means that you pay only for what you want – no outdated formal living rooms or other unused spaces. Our Energy Smart Guarantee means that you can save on monthly energy costs, too.

What are your goals for 2014? Visit a Model Home Center to speak with a New Home Consultant and we can help you design a home that’s the perfect environment for whatever you want to achieve this year.

Have a question about building a custom home? Simply Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.


About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom home builder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer over 40 fully customizable floor plans 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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