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Getting What You Want From Your New Home: What Are the Most Important Features?

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Getting-what-you-want-from-your-new-home-If you ask 10 different prospective homeowners to name the most important features for their new home youll probably get 20 different answers! Thats because a home is a very personal and unique place for each family. Whats important for you may not be the same things that are important to someone else. Of course, thats one of the things that makes a custom home stand out; you have the ability to create a home to your unique specifications. 

There are, however, a number of general home features that most homeowners across the board would agree are particularly important. Lets look at a few of them. 


Its been said that where you build your home can be as important as what you build on it. But theres a lot more to consider about the property you purchase than just the coordinates on a map. How can you make sure that the lot you buy will be right for the home you plan to build? Here’s a helpful article that addresses some of the key questions you should ask to make sure you select the right lotand that you get the most out of it.

The Kitchen

If its possible to pick a most-important-room-in-the-house its probably the kitchen. In addition to being a hard-working meal preparation room, its often command central for family activities, a place for casual meals, and the center of attention for casual entertaining. How do you get this room right? Here’s a helpful free eBook that will show you how to Create the Perfect Kitchen. 

Energy Efficiency

At one time, green living was considered kind of a fringe lifestyle. These days, homeowners are increasingly aware of the impact their homes can have on the environmentand the impact their energy use can have on their budget. This helpful article talks about what you can do to make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Thats great for the environment, your pocketbook, and your personal comfort! 


Speaking of comfortthe general layout of your home plays a major role in how comfortable youll feel. Different families have different lifestyles and needs. Thats why we offer more than a dozen different plans from which to choose. You can take a look at those plans here and decide which one best fits your needs. 


We all know that one size doesnt fit all. And one design wont fit the wants and needs of every family. Thats why we build custom homes. Any plan you see can be adapted, adjusted, tweaked, or changed to meet your needs and desires. Here are just a few of the ways we can adapt any floor plan to give you the home you want: 

  • Adjust the dimensions of a room, making it larger or smaller
  • Add or subtract the number of windows in a space (without compromising the structure)
  • Change the colors of siding, roofing, walls, hardwood, carpet, and more
  • Add or subtract indoor features such as kitchen islands, built-ins, counter space, and more
  • Change the type of appliances to be installed 
  • Adjust the height of ceilings in the house
  • Alter the flow between rooms and the outdoors by adding or removing door ways, entrances, garage doors, and more
  • Add or subtract additions such as sun rooms, decks, guest rooms, bathrooms, and more (depends on the structure)
  • Add or subtract entire floors and basements from the home (depends on structure) 

How can you get what you want from your new home? Figure out what the most important features are for you and then work with a builder who will bend over backwards to make that happen!


Topics: building a custom home, planning your home for what’s important to you, Poconos Homes

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