When setting out on a big adventure with a custom home builder, you’ll have a very personalised list of priorities. But it makes sense to ensure these must-haves are broadly appealing to generate maximum return when it’s time to move on.
You’ll want your choice of star features to add to your lifestyle aspirations for years to come. The trick is to match them with those that could make or break a sale further down the line.
Investing wisely is going to bring about a property value boost. Read on and get savvy about the custom home inclusions that matter.
Create Your Own Space with Maximum Resale Value
The opportunity for many of us to avoid the daily commute has shifted our expectations about how a home should be set up. Custom home inclusions need to reflect this new normal. There’ll be a tangible payback in the future, gained from the time you spend now figuring out the ideal layout of your home.
Professionals are looking for specific areas where they can work quietly without distraction from other family members. Many also now need more than one office space when both partners are working from home.
On top of that, they’ll be looking for a drinks station, an extra bathroom and even an area where they can exercise to complement their work-from-home lifestyle.
Spaces for Grown-up Kids
There’s been what feels like an endless rise in property prices and mortgage interest rates. This has made it far harder for our kids to get on the property ladder. A shortage of rental properties isn’t helping either and it’s all played into the choice more young adults are making to stay at home for longer with their parents.
The average number of kids per family in Australia continues to hover around the three mark. So, most families are going to be looking for at least 4 bedrooms with the potential for a guest room along with plenty of bathrooms.
“Staying In” Is the “New Going Out”
Property owners are now choosing to spend more time entertaining at home rather than heading off for an evening or weekend away. Investments in a home cinema, rumpus room, pool and outdoor kitchen have therefore become common custom home inclusions.
All these extra features are putting pressure on running costs. There’s never been a time when a home’s green credentials have been more essential. Almost 1 in 3 Australian homes now have solar power, which looks only set to rise.
We may want added functionality, but it has to come with a state-of-the-art finish Kitchens, for example, need to be aesthetically pleasing places where we can entertain cook – the hub of the home.
A butler’s pantry has become a popular custom home inclusion, as it allows us to retain a neat, modern kitchen free of unnecessary mess. There has to be plenty of extra prep and storage space complete with a wine-cooling fridge-chiller.
A master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe should always be part of the custom home plan. It creates a peaceful sleeping space where the day-to-day clothing clutter is neatly packed away and hidden from view.
Cutting Edge Kitchens
Homes often get judged on storage space, a striking entrance, sustainability and stand-alone features like open-plan areas. But, let’s drill down a little more into key custom home features that you can enjoy with the assurance they’ll boost your home’s property value.
Kitchens take the top prize for sheer functionality and social interaction. And, there’s been something of a revival in home cooking. Think of bringing the outdoors in with custom-made bifold doors for added sophistication and more natural light. Ensure you invest in these top features:
- State-of-the-art appliances
- Stone benchtops
- A well-designed butler’s pantry, complete with sink and dishwasher
As well as adding a touch of luxury to everyday life, they also let a potential buyer of the future visualise what life could be like.
Bathrooms have developed into ever more personal, individualised spaces. There needs to be enough of them for all family members to feel they have ownership of their particular shower zone.
For busy professionals, bathrooms need to be a place to relax where they can enjoy spending quality “me” time. Think spa and treatments but balanced with everyday functionality.
The right choice of cool tiles will give bathrooms a boutique hotel-style feel. Spacious walk-in showers with rain head showers are always star attractions. As with freestanding baths, they’ve become synonymous with relaxation and luxury.
Fabulous Facades with Outdoor Areas to Match
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Queensland is a place made for outdoor living. Pools and barbecues go hand in hand with the lifestyle. Gardens need to flow seamlessly with smart, glass-filled facades flooding the home with natural light.
Busy families need to know that they’ll be able to spend their valuable leisure time enjoying life in the fresh air. The kids may splash around the pool when they’re younger but parents also need a pool-side area where they can read and relax. And, you should consider a separate living room space for when the children get older.
When designing your outdoor area, picture 5-star luxury with carefully landscaped drought-tolerant gardens where you can enjoy becoming mindful of nature’s beauty. At the same time, there need to be separate spaces for entertaining.
Investing in well-designed outdoor areas gives you the chance to make memories. At the same time, it will allow you to tempt future potential buyers with a lifestyle that incorporates well-being, relaxation and comfort.
Your Journey to a Custom Dream Home in Brisbane
Your custom home inclusions need to reflect your personal aspirations for home living. Choose them wisely and they’ll have a positive impact on the property value of your home.
Employing a custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions is one of the best investments you’re likely to make. Take advantage of their vast experience in the Brisbane housing market.
It’s going to help you make the right choices for the maximum return. Talk to our award-winning team today. Make your custom dream home in Brisbane become a reality.