When you begin designing your new home plans and call your home builders, there are a few areas you may have overlooked. These areas are home additions that you may not think of until you realize they aren't there. Before you settle on a new home plan, call the builders, and break ground on construction consider these three areas and make sure you have them in place on your blueprints.
Utility Room or Closet
One of the first things you will realize you don't have the minute you need it is a utility room. This type of room is designed to store your various home cleaning products, appliances, and other items that really shouldn't be stored anywhere else. For example, you may have a steam cleaner for your carpeting. Without a utility room or closet, storing this item can be tricky.
You don't want to store it in a traditional closet because any residual smell from the steam cleaner and debris left in the cleaners hoses may enter the air and get into your clothes. You may also not want to leave the cleaner out around children or pets. A utility room or closet is the ideal place to store it.
Office or Exercise Room
You may think of the bedrooms you need and the living areas, but you may easily overlook an office or exercise room. This room gives you a place for your computers, computer equipment, or for your exercise equipment without taking up space in the traditional living areas of your home.
Though this room is not a need, it can make things easier to access and look less cluttered. After all, the last thing many homeowners want is to spend time and money designing a living room only to have it crowded with computer and exercise equipment.
Over the years you will accumulate holiday decorations, memorabilia, and other items that need to be stored. You can choose to rent a storage unit, but if you want to access anything in storage, you will need to go to the site of the unit. If you have a storage room built into your home design plans, home builders can add it to the construction and give you an area that is easy to access and stores all your items throughout the year.
These are just three of the areas you may overlook during your new home construction. The key step to take is to look around your current home for the rooms or areas that you wish you had or that you are lacking. Make sure there are alternatives to that on your new home plans and discuss the options with your home builders like Seapointe Homes.