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The Best New Home Features to Add

February 19, 2021
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This is it. You’re finally taking the big step to build your own home. You’ve looked at the homes in Edgewood WA and you’ve seen some great ones, but when it comes down to it, you want your dream home. The one that feels made just for you, down to the number of power sockets, windows, and those finishing touches that clearly state that this is your home. When it comes to those special features that you can easily add when building a custom brand new home, here are some of the best features to consider.

Smart home technology is one of the biggest developments in home design in ages. For the past decade or so, technology is becoming more integrated into our homes, from smart refrigerators to video doorbells and so much more. At Pacific Lifestyle Homes, we make the most of building brand new homes from the ground up, allowing us to include, as standard, a wealth of smart home technology features, including Amazon Echo devices, controllable lights, locks, temperature, and more, even when you’re not at home, and plenty of security features, including motion sensors, and a two-way video doorbell. Between the standard features and the options, you can feel safe, secure, and comfortable.

Spacious bedrooms are always important, especially the owner’s suite. That’s the place where you can get away from it all for a little while, especially if you customize your ensuite bathroom into a spa-like retreat. We offer a variety of bathroom design options such as soaking tubs, luxurious showers, double vanities, plenty of space, including linen closets, and even sky lights in some! Let Calgon — or your bubble bath of choice — take you away as you soak in the comfort of a relaxing bathroom that helps you feel rejuvenated.

While a spacious laundry room may not seem like a big perk, when you design your brand new home, you can locate it in a space that is more convenient for you. Many homeowners prefer to have the laundry upstairs if they have a two-story home with the bulk of the bedrooms upstairs. It saves having to climb up and down stairs with baskets of laundry and makes it more convenient to put things away. Plus, with a spacious laundry room, you have the room to store all of your cleaning items in one place and you can even decorate to make it less of a chore. Add in a sink for soaking stained items or even washing the family dog. A good-sized laundry room truly can be an attractive and convenient addition to your home.

These days, one of the most important features of newly built homes is the option for multiple flex rooms. Our home designs typically offer two or more rooms or areas of the home that can be used for a variety of purposes. We often include a room in the front of the home that works perfectly as a home office, but can potentially be used as an additional bedroom, depending on your needs. We also regularly include lofts and rec rooms that can have multiple uses now and in the future. They’re inherently adaptable, whether you need a home schooling space right now or a home gym in the future, these large spaces let the home grow with you.

Finally, don’t forget the importance of customizing your kitchen. After all, it’s often the heart of the home. There are certain features that you don’t want to skip, even if you think you won’t use them much. Once they’re in, you’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without them. Among the most popular are dine-in kitchen islands, perfect for everything from a quick breakfast to a place to do homework. Other options we regularly offer are walk-in pantries, double ovens — perfect for the holidays — built-in desks, and integrated energy-saving appliances.

These are just some of the must-haves in new homes these days. Outdoor living areas, such as covered back patios, spacious mud rooms, fireplaces with surrounding built-ins, sliding barn doors, and tray or coffered ceilings are some of the other features and options we include in our homes in Edgewood WA. We start with outstanding basic home designs and then offer you a variety of options that turn a great home into your dream home. Explore some of our virtual home designs and make an appointment to chat or learn more about our nearby communities like Aster Point and our range of home designs that you can customize and finish to create the perfect home for you and your family for years to come.

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