When designing your custom home’s kitchen, the perfect place to start is the sink. Most people don’t realize it, but a well-chosen sink has the potential to create the perfect focal point, and transforms the look and feel of one of the most important rooms in your house.
The style of sink should underscore the overall design theme of the kitchen. Ask yourself a few initial questions before you begin:
Whether you’re redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It’s wood on your walls and faux stone tile backsplashes. It’s mixing unexpected materials to create an entirely new look. Mix, match and mosaic is what it’s all about this year.
Sara Babinski, a designer for Armstrong Flooring, offers her view of the top design trends of 2018.
Custom home construction contains many unknowns and can be overwhelming—especially if you’re unsure where to start or experience a hiccup in the planning process. Depending on square footage, weather conditions, and the availability of workers and supplies, the construction of a new home can take anywhere from three months to a year.
To help you better understand the steps in building a custom house, we’ve provided a basic construction timeline below:
A custom home isn’t something you’re going to build every year, so you need to set your priorities and decide what you want in your house. You want to get the essentials right the first time.
Making a want, need and must have list for your new custom home is necessary even before the construction process begins. Why? It allows you to make a list of the things that are wants and must have’s.
Turning your house into a home is a huge undertaking, and the best way to get what you want is to really think through what matters. It should be a team effort so that it reflects everyone’s personal priorities and not just your own to make the house a comfortable place to live for everyone. Include basic room size if you can and think about storage (linear feet of closet, kitchen storage…). Study your existing home – what works and what doesn’t.