Nothing can equal the joy of having a personalized home. The custom home project should be exciting but it can be overwhelming for the first time custom homeowner.
The use of Northwood who are professional home builders can save you from headaches and avail to you numerous resources that will help in making the right decision and getting everything in place. You will be in a position to make the best decisions on aspects such as the best floor plan for the family home. The custom home builders will help take into consideration the family’s lifestyle and needs and some of the current trends to offer very good options for the floor plan.
One of the most popular trends for custom homes in the open floor layout that allows for the utilization of all the square footage of the home. The open layout avoids the relegation of bedrooms to a hallway but rather positions bedroom off the living room or off an upstairs loft. The hallway will take up living space from the total area of the house. The open layout is born out of the fact that the living area, the kitchen and the dining room all lead into each other and are separated by half walls to keep this area separate but open.
The custom home builder may make use varying ceiling heights and high ceilings to make the home unique and to enhance the open layout. In custom homes, it is commonplace to find a living space that has a 20-foot high vaulted ceiling. The other rooms in a home such as office areas, bedrooms, and kitchen can have ceilings as high as 9 or 10 feet high.
Experienced custom home builders are able to consider traffic flow during the initial planning stages. Traffic flow in a home is one of the hardest things to visualize for new custom homeowners. The custom home builder has the experience to work with you on the possible areas of the home where furniture and appliances can be placed. By offering suggestions on where to place these items in the different rooms, you are able to work around these layout design suggestions. Other ideas of traffic flow will be based on how the family lives and functions in the current home. The considerations may differ considerably if the move if from a storied house to a bungalow or ranch style home and the custom home builder will assist where necessary.
Another consideration in the custom home is the outdoor or exterior features of the home that add to overall comforts. The placing of windows in the home should be such that sunlight adds to the allure of living spaces and entertainment areas. The setting of an entertainment room can be altered through the arrangement of furniture and the addition of curtains to ensure sunlight doesn’t interfere with TV time and enjoyment of your favorite shows.
Make use of Northwood, who are experienced custom home builders in Ottawa to make the construction of the new home a rewarding experience. You will be pleased to know that you were involved in the design of the home as it constructed from the foundation until it is complete.