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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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3 Features To Consider When Building A Custom Home

by Mike Brewer

One of the best aspects of building a custom home is being able to customize every aspect of the home to maximize your own comfort and potential resale value in the future. Listed below are three features to consider that can make you very comfortable in your custom home while also making it more attractive to potential buyers in the future.

Large Master Bath

A large master bathroom is one of the most important features in any home if you want a place to relax after a long day. When building a master bath that will appeal to future home buyers and make you more comfortable, you will want to consider garden tubs that will allow someone to really stretch out and relax in the hot water. You can also consider installing a separate shower stall that has multiple jets or dual sinks in order to make the bathroom even more relaxing, appealing, and convenient.

Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are one of the most popular home features for many people because the high ceilings can make even small rooms feel more open and inviting. However, these high ceilings will be able to do more than help you avoid feeling cramped, they will also be able to keep you cooler in the summer.

The reason for this is that hot air has a tendency to rise while cool air drops. This means that the hot air will collect at the top of the vaulted ceilings where you and your family will be unlikely to feel it while the cool air from your air conditioner will collect in the bottom half of your rooms where you and your family will be.

High-Tech Additions

One of the easiest ways to impress a prospective home buyer is by offering a wide range of high-tech additions that can make his or her life more convenient. An easy way to do this is to consider incorporating home automation systems throughout your home that can allow you to use a simple app on your phone or tablet to control home entertainment systems, lighting, the thermostat, and your home's locks without having to move. These systems can also allow you to add other features in the future and link them to your home automation system, such as a security system.

Contact a custom home builder today in order to begin designing the ideal home for you and your family. High-tech options, vaulted ceilings, and a large master bath are all great features that can increase your comfort and appeal to home buyers if you choose to sell your home in the future.

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