Five Home Features that Inspire
Once in a while, whether at a friend's house, flipping through a magazine, or scrolling through Pinterest, you see a home feature that makes you say "Wow!"
Although nice, touring most show homes these days can lack that "blew my socks off" feeling, simply because developers need to build for the masses, and create a design to keep everyone happy, while offering an attainable price point.
Custom homes are liberating because you have the freedom to design your own house with the kind of features and creativity you really want. Adding your personalized flair will make your friends trip over themselves on their next visit. Now take a peek at what dreams are made of, and try not to drool.
1. Breakfast Nook
With this bright, cozy nook calling, the most important meal of the day will finally get the attention it deserves! We sit in uncomfortable chairs all day long, so why sit on hard wooden kitchen chairs when it’s time for supper? People will often choose booths over tables in restaurants - it’s time to bring a piece of that comfort home.
2. Fireplace by the Bathtub
The desire to warm up is one that nags Saskatonians for most of the year. Some cope by drawing a warm and relaxing bath, while others spark a fire. It’s about time we start combining these ideas! We live in a climate where temperatures dip to 30 degrees below zero, and that’s without the wind chill. We deserve a fireplace next to our bathtub!
3. Walk-in Closet
Today, people are bombarded with new and innovative ways to get their homes in order. In reality, organization projects are difficult to develop and maintain, and they never look like that design blog said they would. With a walk-in closet, organization troubles are a thing of the past. Getting dressed in the morning feels like an exciting trip to a mall filled with beautiful clothes, and if the excitement is too much, there is an ottoman in your closet to sit down on. Imagine a closet so big it has its own furniture!
4. Home Theatre
Movie nights at home are an activity that can truly be “fun for the whole family.” However, cramming everyone onto one couch and huddling around the 27” in your living room does not bring movies to life the same way your neighbourhood cinema does. A home theatre is the best of both worlds. Eat as much popcorn as you want, pause the movie when your phone rings, all while enjoying a big screen and surround sound.
5. Covered Deck
Canadians love to spend time outdoors, but the summers never last as long as we would like. Covered decks make the most of even mediocre temperatures, with the integration of fireplaces and outdoor heating. An enclosed roof serves as protection from the elements - not just for you, but for all of the features your patio can contain: more comfortable furniture, storage and even technology like televisions.