An important consideration to make when building your custom home is whether it fits your current lifestyle and its demands. A custom home should be the dream home you’ve always wanted. For many people, this means incorporating modern features that enhance the use and convenience of the house.

For instance, the 24-hour economy has had a huge impact on our schedules. There is so much work and very little time to rest. When you do get the time to rest, it’s important to make the most of it so you are energized for the next round of productivity. The following post explains some meditation room ideas you might consider for your new home:

…meditation rooms have become increasingly popular, and have provided people with the chance to rest, relax, and reflect. The importance of meditation in most people’s daily lives is what helps them deal with the pressure and stress of dealing with life’s challenges. These rooms can provide the perfect escape, and allow people a chance to balance themselves before taking on whatever life is planning on throwing at them next. Whether meditation is a part of your life, or you are simply looking for a change, it’s time to see some of the possibilities that are out there for creating your own space. If you’re looking for a way to help ease your mind and your spirit these rooms can be perfect for any home design.  Here are 20 soothing meditation room ideas for your inner zen. Read more at Housely…

It always helps to take a break from your busy schedule. A dedicated space for meditation or simply “getting away from it all” is bound to increase the pleasure you derive from your home.

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Still on the subject of relaxing and unwinding, a built-in entertainment area is yet another modern feature that is increasing in popularity. An entertainment area allows you to host indoor parties conveniently and adds to the satisfaction your home provides. The following post offers some ideas for creating the ideal entertainment space:

Trend: Built-in bars

Stemming from 2016’s popular bar cart trend, homeowners next year will look for a more permanent solution for entertaining within their home. From built-in shelving for craft cocktail fixings, to a small bar seating area, homeowners are enjoying decorating and hosting more classic parties, and will seek ways to make these spaces more of a focal point within the home. Read more at…

Connecting with friends or extended family is bound to be even more enjoyable when you have a space in your home specifically for this purpose. You can even make the room your home’s showcase.

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There are other features and rooms you shouldn’t miss out on as well. Based on opinion polls, the following post highlights some of the most desired features in today’s custom homes:

7 Features Home Buyers Want Most


Percentage of buyers who want this feature: 84%

Cost to install: $961 per 120 square feet for a concrete patio

It’s important for homeowners not to neglect the backyard area when prepping for resale, says Mike McGrew, treasurer of the National Association of Realtors and CEO of McGrew Real Estate, a Lawrence, Kansas-based realty firm. In today’s housing market, outdoor living spaces are quickly becoming one of the most coveted home features.

As explained above, it’s advisable to take your outdoor spaces into account as you design your custom home. That way, you are sure to have the home of your dreams both inside and out upon completion.

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The simplest way to ensure that you get the best outcome from your custom home is to have it constructed by the experts at Oz Custom Home Builders. We have been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades. We are ready to start the process of creating your perfect residence. To learn more about our home construction services, call us today at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on the website. We look forward to hearing from you.

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