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If you want to build a custom home in Tampa Bay, there are many design ideas that will reflect your unique personality and style. However, it can be hard to get started when there are so many design styles from which to choose. Custom homes come with highly-personalized features to perfectly match your wishes and requirements. Use these thoughts to decide on interior design ideas for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

Don’t Follow The Crowd

Your custom home should be built and designed exactly the way you want. Break away from what everyone else is doing and “say no” to styles that don’t meet your needs. Have an honest discussion with your custom home builder about the features you want. By doing this, you’ll have a finished product that you’ll be proud to both relax and show.

Examine Current Trends 

No, you don’t want a cookie cutter home. However, a new trend might be helpful if you discover a particular need. Have a look at what’s new and popular. You might find ideas that work well into your own vision for home design.

For example, gas lanterns are becoming a popular replacement for porch lights. The welcoming ambiance this creates might be the perfect fit to welcome visitors arriving at your home when it’s dark outside. 

Incorporate Natural Elements

For centuries, homeowners have brought outside elements inside. By incorporating nature in this way, you reap the benefit from the mood-enhancing facets of interesting focus points or sensations. For example, add fresh air to your home by intentionally creating a flow from the outside to the inside. This can be easily achieved with large glass walls that slide back and forth. Plus, it will allow a warm breeze to enter into your living space. This can also be done through maximizing the amount of natural light entering your home’s interior, through skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and other illuminating features.

Plan for the Future

When you build a custom home in Tampa Bay, you get peace of mind that your residence can provide decades of enjoyment. When you work with custom home contractors and professionals, you get advice on your current plan so that it is easily adaptable for the future. 

There are always questions about how to build a custom home in Tampa Bay. Feel free to contact us with any of them at 813-931-4611.

Building a custom home is always an exciting experience. Whether it’s your first custom home or not, it’s important to find the right floorplan for your custom home that will fit how you and your family live.

Before you begin shopping for a floorplan, take some time to sit down and discuss what features you want and those you need for your next home. Here are a few things to consider as you make your must-have list:

Does the floorplan for your custom home need something that you don’t have now? 

Walk through your current home and make a note of the features you like and want to keep vs. those you wish you had. For example, if you enjoy cooking and entertaining but feel isolated from your guests or family, choose a floorplan with a kitchen that’s open to the living area.  If you have younger children and want them to nap or sleep without being disturbed, be sure their bedrooms are far enough away from the living area. 

What size floorplan will your custom home need?

Couples who’d like to start or expand their family will want something different from couples who have adult children. Perhaps you plan on retiring or caring for an elderly family member. In other words, consider how your accessibility needs for the preset and the future may change. Determine the layout and number of rooms you will need. Try to make your floorplan flexible; while it may fit now, it may not work in the future as your family grows or shrinks. As a result, converting current rooms into new functional rooms is easier.

Will your floorplan include dedicated space for hobbies?

Are you a cinephile with a passion for a great theater room?  What about a grand billiards room or even a home gym? And, if you work from home, you will most likely want office space. Be sure to include plenty of space for the things you love in the floorplan for your custom home. 

Taking time to consider the features you need in your new home is an important step to make sure you choose the right floorplan. Caroline Contractors’ design-build team can help.  Contact us to discuss floorplans for each life stage, from young families to empty-nesters.