3 Common Oversights In Custom Home Design

Having a home custom built is a great way to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of your next home purchase. However, even when working with experienced home designers and builders, there are some aspects of a new home that can be easily overlooked. By being aware of these commonly overlooked areas and making an effort to address them with your designer, you'll be well on your way to a new home design that's functional and beautiful.


Lighting is often an afterthought when it comes to a home's design, but it's really something that should be prioritized. Making sure that each room in your home has built-in lighting will help cut down on the need for you to purchase separate lighting, such as table lamps, upon moving in. Furthermore, built-in lighting can add to the atmosphere of a room.

For instance, soft track lighting above a kitchen island can create a relaxing atmosphere for entertaining, whereas task lighting (such as fluorescents) may be more appropriate for a garage work space. Also, don't overlook the importance of having plenty of natural light in the form of both windows and skylights.

Floor Plan Functionality

When determining the design for a custom home, many homeowners simply go with what's considered "trendy" at the time. Right now, for instance, open concept floor plans are very popular. However, they don't work for everybody. Some people prefer to have their own separate spaces within the home or prefer their privacy, and an open floor plan isn't conducive to that. When determining the right floor plan for a home, then, it's important for the designer, like those at K Gordon Construction, to get a solid understanding of the inhabitants' lifestyle.


Finally, make sure that your home at least has some basic landscaping design incorporated into it. Landscaping can make all the difference when it comes to transforming a house into a home. Otherwise, you might have a beautiful home, but what about a green space for your children to play? What about a peaceful garden you can retreat to at the end of a long and stressful day? You don't have to do anything extravagant, but a little bit of easy-to-maintain landscaping goes a long way.

There's so much to consider when planning for a new home that it's easy to overlook these details. However, by keeping them in mind throughout the process, you'll be sure to fall in love with your new home.