Bi-Fold Moving Glass Wall System
Another building trend that has really taken off is the blurring of the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Adding a bi-folding glass wall system allows you to open the interior of your home to the outside so that you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine without even leaving the comfort of your family room. In the colder months, these well-insulated panels allow plenty of natural light into your home.
Building an outdoor kitchen expands your outdoor entertaining capabilities and makes cooking outdoors more comfortable and convenient. You’ll no longer be limited to a simple grill on your deck or patio but can create an outdoor kitchen and dining area that includes a built-in grill, refrigerator, counter space, and even a sink for cleaning up. An outdoor kitchen is an excellent addition to your outdoor living space.
There is nothing quite like a warm and inviting fire on a cold Rochester evening. Luckily, you don’t have to settle for an unimaginative fireplace in your custom home. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace offers a dramatic focal point for a family room, whether you have a fire blazing or not. A wood-burning fireplace isn’t the only option. Adding a natural gas fireplace to your home means that you can turn the fire on or off at your discretion and will never have to remove ashes.
Custom Built-In Shelves
You don’t have to settle for ugly, out-of-the-box shelves that don’t complement your home’s design when you build a custom home. Your builder can build shelving for your kitchen, family room, or study that fits the style of the room, whether it’s traditional, rustic, contemporary, or a combination of styles.
The shelving is attractive, doesn’t encroach on your living space, and becomes part of the room itself. Adding built-in shelves and cabinets will help you maximize storage without detracting from the visual appeal of your home.
If you enjoy collecting, sampling, and sharing fine wines with your friends, why not take your hobby to the next level with a wine cellar of your own? You can include a small (closet-sized) wine cellar in your custom home design or ask your builder to create a larger cellar that includes a wine-tasting room with its own décor and atmosphere.
If you’d like dedicated wine storage but don’t need a wine cellar, consider adding a wine chiller to your kitchen. Chillers fit under the counter and keep your wine collection at the perfect temperature.