When you build your dream home, there are many decisions to make. As the buyer, you’ll choose paint colors, flooring materials, lighting fixtures, and trim styles, among other things. You may have specific design elements you want to incorporate. Here are a few features for your new home to consider.

Energy Efficiency

When building a home, focus on efficient energy to lower your monthly power bill. Install solar panels. Using solar energy means you don’t have to rely as much on fossil fuels for electricity. Solar panels also increase the value of your home. One of the advantages of solar panels is low maintenance costs. Sustainable sources of energy help reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

Designer Lighting Features for Your New Home

Good use of lighting allows you to control the mood in your home. Lights set the tone of a room. For example, if you have a dimmer to control the bulbs, you are able to set the brightness based on the time of day and activity in the home.

Other ideas for lighting include LED lighting in wardrobes and kitchen cabinets. Ask your builder to install integrated lighting on handrails and staircase steps. LED lighting around the bathroom mirror is great for getting ready in the morning. Install lights to illuminate artwork around the home.

Build a Mudroom

A mudroom is one of the must-have features for a home. This is a walk-through room often located near the garage. The room might include shelves, bench seating, hooks, and a coat closet. It is a place to put car keys, school bags, shoes, coats, and other baggage before entering the living area.

Bonus Rooms

When considering features for your home, incorporate spaces that reflect your lifestyle. If you like watching movies, going to the gym, or gaming, build extra rooms for these activities.

Add a media room where your family can enjoy movies or play video games. Install surround speakers, a large projector, and comfy seats. If you want to promote a healthy lifestyle, create a space for a home gym. If you have kids, keep them entertained with a game room. Include a pool or ping-pong table, an area for playing chess, and a dartboard.

Technology Features for Your New Home

There are many technological advances related to security and home automation. Incorporate a home security system with surveillance cameras, smart door locks, and a security alarm system. You might also add home automation systems like smart lighting and a smart thermostat. Power outlets with USB points for charging your devices are useful additions.

Constructing a house is a task that requires planning, research, and consulting with experts. Hire home construction professionals that will work with you and your ideas for a dream home.

Professional Building Diagnostics L.L.C. offers inspections to home buyers in the Greater Chicagoland Area. Contact us to schedule our services.