Custom Home Design Details You Need to Know
Trendy brass fixtures, here you come! Hello, home office! You’re ready to live in your dream home, but you’re not quite sure how to make it a reality. All the factors to be considered in designing a custom home can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are more things to consider when building a house than we have space to discuss today, but we’re happy to use our expertise to give you an overview.
Conklin Construction Co. is a premier Wisconsin custom home builder with in-house design services. New construction shouldn’t be cookie-cutter. A custom home includes a layout, materials, and features to your exact specification. Imagine spending your time at home surrounded by everything exactly how you want it. Built-ins and details make the difference in a customized room.
How Can I Design My Dream Home?
It’s easier to build a custom home in Sun Prarie and the surrounding Madison area than ever before. When builders and designers work together, the client benefits from shared expertise, excellent communication, and teamwork, where they were once the project manager between two professionals. Hire a design/build firm like Conklin to design your custom home and then build it efficiently and expertly in one stop.
Custom Home Design Process
We dig into the details of each step in our custom home-building process, but it helps to have a general overview of everything that happens once you reach out. Note how much of the process involves planning and design. Time and attention in the design process save countless troubles during construction.
- Phone consultation
- In-Home meeting for planning
- Design floor plan
- Ballpark pricing
- Selection of materials
- Finalize and sign contract
- Help you with financing
- Construction begins
- Pre-Job walkthrough
- Pre-Drywall walkthrough
- 21 Day walkthrough
- 7 Day walkthrough
- 1 Day walkthrough
- 60 Day punch list
- 11 Month follow-up
Choosing A Custom Home Floor Plan and Design
Choosing a floor plan is one of the most essential elements of designing your custom home. You can start with one of your builder’s fan-favorite floor plans and make changes if needed or create something unique. This is your opportunity to have it all. Custom design detail options are limitless. At Conklin Construction Co. we have 11 floor plans for you to choose from, or use them as your jumping-off point to create an even more custom floor plan.
Here are some custom details you might consider in each room of your new home.
Kitchen Floorplans in Custom Homes
Custom kitchens have custom cabinets. The flow and layout are created with the individual cooks in mind so that everything is within reach and operates smoothly. Add a walk-in pantry to keep yourself well-stocked or a beverage fridge for easy entertaining. Put the island anywhere you want. Why not have two islands with distinct functions? Your home needs custom kitchen islands designed to meet your needs.
Living Room Layout Ideas
Show off your style with built-ins or a gas fireplace. Add a cozy reading nook so that introverts can be alone together. If you’re interested in creating an open concept home, place your living room at the center and include cathedral ceilings. Ideas for unique ceilings are often overlooked. Consider angles, skylights, or open the area to the second story when designing your custom living room ceiling.
Owners’ Suite Elements You Shouldn’t Overlook
Unique details for your custom home don’t stop in common spaces. Ensure you select a layout with your current and future needs. Do you need a main-floor accessible living? Should you go big with your walk-in closets and closet built-ins? What about attaching your luxe closet to the owner’s suite bathroom for extra privacy?
Bathrooms Ideas for Custom Homes
Your bathroom placement is as essential as the number of bathrooms you include. Nestle full bathrooms between bedrooms for easy access and offer guests pristine powder rooms. Separate your toilet and sink area to provide sink access when the toilet is occupied. Try a wetroom to contain the water from a tub and shower and offer versatility in your morning routine.
Custom bathroom designs should pamper their people. Accent walls are also an underutilized feature in bathrooms. Bathroom wall ideas include tile mosaic, custom shelving, a living plant wall, or a water feature.
Selecting Materials For Your Custom Home
After you’ve decided on a floor plan, it’s time to select your materials. This step is just as crucial to the design process. Will you include modern bathroom fixtures, sleek bathroom hardware, or rugged farmhouse options? Whether you spring for high-end materials like granite and marble or unique flooring options like polished concrete or reclaimed hardwood significantly impact the cost of your custom build. Your builder and designer can work together to help you understand how your material choices will affect your costs.
Madison, Wisconsin’s Best Home Builder
Conklin Construction Co proudly builds custom homes for Cottage Grove, Deforest, Windsor, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, and the surrounding areas of Greater Madison, WI. We cannot wait to hear more about your project. Contact us here!