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ABCs of Custom Homes: 26 Items to Consider Adding To Your Custom Home

Written by Posted On Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:45

Building a custom home is all about details, originality and luxury. Consider adding these items to make your custom Toronto home more practical and stand out from all the rest.



A.    Adult Space

Designated adult space is great for entertaining or just unwinding after a stressful day.


B.    Basement

A finished basement adds possibility and additional square footage to a home.


C.    Closet Space

Closet space- whether it’s for coats, clothing or linens- is vital in a city like Toronto.


D.    Dressing Room

To take your walk in master closet one step further make it a full blown dressing room with mirrors, benches and lights.


E.    Ensuite

Ensuits make your custom home more practical but they’re also great for helping your get ready and unwind after a long day.


F.    Fireplace

 A fireplace  not only adds architectural detail to a home and a focal point, they’re also extremely practical for those cold Toronto winters.


G.    Garage

Garage space is great, especially in a city like Toronto where street parking is so prevalent.


H.   Heated Floors

Heated floor add something special and help keep your feet nice and toasty during the winter months.


I.      Island Counter

Island counters add additional prep work space and seating in a kitchen.


J.      Jetted Tub

A jetted tub can take your bathroom from average to exceptional.


K.    Kitchen

The kitchen is where you probably spend the majority of your time. Make sure it’s practical, functional but also beautiful and unique to your needs.


L.    Laundry Room

A gorgeous laundry room makes that chore all the more easier and fun to do.


M.   Mudroom

A mudroom keeps your family members from tracking in dirt or clutter into your beautiful custom home.


N.    Natural light

Natural light makes your home more bright and opening. It also just makes living in your custom home that much more enjoyable.


O.    Open Floor Plan

Open concept floor plans allow for easier sight lines and make entertaining more enjoyable for everyone.


P.    Pet stations

Pet stations are something unique and cool to add to your custom home. Washing stations and storage make it easier to keep your house clean.


Q.    Quality materials

Quality materials not only last longer but they also make your home look and feel more luxurious.


R.    Recessed lighting

Recessed lighting is something to consider when building your custom home. It makes ceilings look taller and rooms look bigger.


S.     Spa-like bathrooms

A spa-like bathroom will make your life so much easier and relaxed.


 T.    Trey Ceilings

Trey ceilings add depth, height, charm and character to your custom home.


U.    Updated Technology

From big items like universally controlled lights and tech systems to simple things like adding USB ports to outlets, having updated technology in your luxury custom home can make all the difference.


V.    View

Views are priceless so consider buying a property with a built in view or add one by putting in nice landscaping.

W.  Wine Cellar

Wine cellars add something unique and special to your house.


X.    E(X)-tra Unique Storage Spaces

Everyone has a special hobby or interest that required additional storage. Check Pinterest or Instagram to look for cool ways to store these items.


Y.    Yard Space

Yard space means you can enjoy outdoor living as well. Add landscaping, a patio or a deck to utilize your yard space.


Z.     Zoning

Keep school zones and building zoning laws in mind when you pick a property as they add desirability to your neighborhood.


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