If you’re building a home and want it to meet all of your expectations, get involved in the design and building process. Knowing what to ask for may be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of some features you might choose to customize your new home.

Features to Consider for Your New Home

High Ceilings

When building your home, raise the ceiling height to at least 10 ft. A high ceiling will make your home feel more spacious and it also provides more wall space for art. Hanging a large painting on one end of the room creates an interesting focal point.

Customize Your New Home with Walk-In Closets

Most homeowners say they wish they had more storage areas. Maximize your bedroom closets and add a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The extra space will help with organization and will give you more storage room for your clothes and shoes.


Orientation is one of the most important features to consider when building your home. Ask the builder to pay attention to the direction of the sun to determine the best place to install windows. Using passive solar energy will help lower heating and cooling bills in your new home.

Green Energy

You depend on electricity for all of your appliances and electronics. Talk to your builder about options for green energy. Solar panels or a wind turbine might be an option, depending on your location. Since you won’t be paying a private company for services or maintenance, you’ll spend less on electricity.

Install Smart Appliances to Customize Your New Home

Add smart appliances to your home to make life easier. You can ask a smart speaker to play your favorite song without leaving the couch. Install a thermostat that allows you to control the temperature of your home from your mobile device. There are smart bulbs that you can turn on or off even when you’re away from home. Smart devices help you save energy and money.

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