Top 7 New Home Options
Hard surface flooring
Hardwood and Ceramic flooring have always been popular in new custom homes for the rich elegant look they give. Now there are some wonderful flooring choices for your new home that won’t break the bank but still gives you a rich and elegant look. Laminate flooring which replicates the natural color and texture of wood has been enormously popular choice for our new home builds. Customers with small children or pets find this flooring a life saver because it stands up to abuse and keeps looking great. Many laminate flooring products are waterproof as well providing even more durability with hard use. Bathroom and laundry areas we have seen a increased use of premium vinyl tile. This flooring looks like ceramic tile and can be grouted just like ceramic tile if you choose. If you have the “dropsies” you will love this product as it won’t break or crack like ceramic.
Kitchen islands have become “must haves” in todays open floor plans. They accomplish a multitude of things such as creating central gathering area, casual seating, additional storage, separate food prep area and much more. Many of our homeowners tell us that the best feature of a kitchen island is the way it brings friends and family together when preparing meals or having “get togethers”.
Quartz counter tops
Quartz counter tops give your kitchen a luxurious look and but several benefits over Granite. Quartz counter tops are non-porous so they are much more stain resistant and easy to clean. Quartz products are more consistent in color and don’t contain flaws like granite. Greater durability compared to granite rounds out the benefits of this great product.
High flat ceilings (9’ up to 11’) have taken over from the cathedral ceiling as a popular option. High ceilings add a feel of spaciousness to any room keeping you from feeling “cramped” or “cooped up”. High ceilings allow the use of transoms above your regular windows which brings beautiful outdoor views to your room.
Covered Patio or Deck
Outdoor living spaces have become more of an extension of the home, not separate from the home. These spaces can be used simply for seating or upgraded to “all out” entertainment areas with outdoor kitchen or bar. A fireplace extends outdoor spaces to 3 or 4 season use. From winding down after a hard day to enjoying friends and family these spaces will become your favorite.
3 car oversized garage
3 car oversized garages have replaced separate outbuildings as storage or workshop space for some home owners. Not having to leave your home to get to the space and the availability to electric are just two advantages over detached outbuildings.
Walk in showers
More and more homeowners are choosing walk in showers for their master bathrooms. We have many new home owners who say that they have had tubs in previous homes that they never used. Walk in showers are easier to clean and can become a beautiful feature of your master bathroom with the use of tile or marble/tile combination.