Planning A Custom Home? 3 Must-Have Features That Will Make Life More Pleasant

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If you're in the market for a new home, don't buy one that's someone else's dream home. Hire a contractor to design a custom home especially for you. Choosing a custom home will allow you to add features that you might not find anywhere else. It will also give you the opportunity to add some features that you might not have thought of yet. While you're working on the design for your new home, here are three features you should add to the plans.

Think Dual-Flush Toilets

You already know that you're going to need toilets in each of the bathrooms, but that doesn't mean you need to settle on the same standard style that everyone else has. Instead of choosing the basic single-flush models that use too much water when flushing urine, and often require multiple flushes for solid waste, choose dual-flush toilets instead. Dual-flush toilets allow for different water levels and pressure when flushing liquid and solid waste. This will ensure that you're not wasting water on your liquid flushes, and that you don't have to use multiple flushes to get the solids down.

Go with Radiant Heat Floors

There's nothing worse than freezing your bare feet on the bathroom floor in the middle of winter. You won't have to worry about that if you have your contractor install radiant heat floors in your new home. You don't have to worry about any expensive systems either. Your contractor can install the radiant heat flooring unit on the subfloor beneath the tiles. You won't have to worry about cold feet in the bathroom ever again.

Install a Water Re-circulation Unit

If you're tired of running out of hot water, talk to your contractor about installing a water re-circulation unit. One of the problems with traditional water heaters is that the water inside the pipes gets cold between uses. That means you need to run the water until it heats up. Not only is that time-consuming, it's also a waste of water. With water re-circulation, the water in the pipes is circulated through the house so that it's not wasted. You get hot water when you need it without wasting water.

Now that you're designing your own custom home, make sure you get everything you want. With custom plans, you can eliminate flushing problems, alleviate cold feet, and prevent cold showers. Be sure to talk to your contractor about other additions that will make life better in your new home. For more information and advice, contact a custom home builder at a company like David James Custom Homes.


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Custom Kitchen Creation: What You Should Know Before Getting Started

When I decided that I wanted to go to culinary school, I knew that I wanted to be able to really practice what I was learning at home. As I stepped back and looked at my home kitchen, it really needed help. I talked with a local remodeling contractor about how we could create a more comprehensive and functional kitchen. The process included taking out a wall, expanding the kitchen footprint and upgrading all of the appliances. I created this site once it was done to share my story and tell others about the things that you can do to make your kitchen really feel like your own.