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Invest in These Key Parts of Your New Home

by Jordan Koonts, Contributing Writer for The House Designers®

If you are in the process of buying, building, or renovating your new home, there are several things that you can’t afford to forget. Your home is a unique expression of you and your style. As such, let it reflect that! By focusing on a few specific areas and design elements, you can not only ensure functional and inviting living spaces, but you will create an investment that will provide benefits for years to come.

House Plan 8292

The kitchen in the Wayne (THD-8292) house plan provides a great example of a welcoming focal point due to its open layout and large island. Check out more homes with fabulous kitchens to find the perfect one for you.

An Awesome Kitchen

Whether you are an entertainer or an aspiring chef, your home’s kitchen is vital. Few areas in a home are as utilized as the kitchen. With this in mind, many homeowners choose to make theirs the true focal point of their interior. In fact, a tasteful and inviting kitchen design can dramatically increase the resale value of a home in the future.

The kitchen is a major part of every family’s daily life. Between making simple lunches, cooking five-star meals, and hosting parties, you want it to make a statement as well as serve its purpose. If your style is more casual, then an eat-in kitchen may be for you. If you need to optimize productivity and make lots of food at the same time, a galley layout will help. Consider appliances that go beyond the norm to deliver helpful features. Your kitchen acts as a functional reflection of your style and can simultaneously increase the value of your home when done well, so this is a great place to put more of your building budget.

House Plan 7278

A stunning master suite can be seen in the Windward (THD-7278) house plan. The large master bathroom comes complete with his-and-hers vanities, a garden tub, and a huge walk-in shower. Check out more homes with amazing master suites and find the one that best fits you.

A Stunning Master Suite

The perfect master suite can be the highlight of any home. Many focus on this room to create a truly welcoming and comfortable space. Whether you want a walk-in closet with ample storage or beautiful windows and sitting areas that make a statement, use the versatility of this space to tailor the house to your needs. Spending the time to choose and design the perfect master suite will help make it feel more like a home.

One of the most crucial pieces of this part of the home is the bathroom. As the homeowner—and one building your own house—you should treat yourself, especially here. Between finishes like the shower features and even the design of the vanities, there are plenty of elements that can make this space truly one-of-a-kind. When shopping for a master bath, consider outfitting it with the unique fixtures and finishes that stand out most to you—for example, subfloor heating, no-touch faucets, or luxurious lighting. These elements will not only increase the appeal and usability of the area, but they can also increase the value of the whole house. Consider setting aside a little extra in your budget to create a space that is perfect for relaxation and pampering.

House Plan 6846

A bonus-turned-media room can be seen in the Northwest 619 (THD-6846) house plan. Spaces with specific uses and purposes add an element of useful productivity to a home. Use our Advanced Search to find the perfect home with the extras you want!

A Productive Addition

While the kitchen and master suite are key areas of home design and easy to embellish beyond basics, there are several other places that you can also perfect for your needs. Chances are, your home will be utilized for much more than cooking, entertaining, and relaxing. To complete and maximize the living space in a home, consider adding areas that are both useful and productive.

This could be anything. Consider a playroom or recreation room for the kids. Or a hobby room to create a private area to focus on what interests you. Even an upgraded office space can transform the simplest of rooms into an area of maximized creativity. Designing rooms such as these can help you invest in your career and create order for the household, all while enhancing your personal enjoyment of the home.

When choosing a house plan and planning your build, go above and beyond and design spaces that will upgrade the home’s functionality. Spending the time to choose rooms and designs that fit you and your lifestyle will ensure that the final product has as much value as it does purpose. Invest your time and money in the areas that promise the most return for you now, and in the future if you choose to sell. Regardless of your needs, the designers and architects at The House Designers stand ready to make your dream kitchen, master suite, or any other space a reality!