There are several reasons for having an interest in custom homes in Fort Collins. For example, you and your family may have outgrown your current home and need more room, a very good reason to have a custom home built. Another reason to consider having a custom home built is because your current house simply does not meet your needs. But the best reason to have a custom home built is because you can have it built with all of the amenities you desire.

Your current home doesn’t have a game room? Well, have a custom home built and you can have two game rooms if you so desire. What is your current home lacking that you would want to include in your new custom home? Don’t be shy, this is the time to dream big. When considering the amenities you want in a home, shoot for the stars. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Home Theater

You are trembling with anticipation just at the thought of a fully hypnotic movie experience you will have in the comfort of your custom home. There are, however, several variables to consider. For example, Amazon alone lists a whopping 800 plus choices for home theater speakers. With the number of options available, your head might explode just thinking about it. Here are a few considerations.

Windows– The fewer windows your home theater has, the better. Windows are hard surfaces that reflect sound and cause distortion. Also, they allow light in and this can produce reflections on your viewing screen. Our advice, skip the windows completely.

Room Shape– Experts agree that a rectangular room is the best choice for a home theater. You will want to place your television screen and main speakers along one of the short walls for maximum sound projection.

Flooring– Wall-to-wall carpeting works best as it absorbs ambient sound and makes the room warm and cozy.

Technology

You simply cannot overlook the ever-increasing swarm of technological innovations that make your life easier. For example, with a device like the Amazon Echo or the Google Home and a few components, you can literally control your lights, heating and cooling with a simple verbal command. There are plenty of other gadgets that can be controlled by the sound of your voice.

Smart custom homes need smart locks and security systems. For example, the Apple HomeKit includes a smart lock that speaks via Bluetooth to your smartphone and grants access for you or for guests.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is Wi-Fi compatible so you can control it remotely from your PC, tablet of smartphone. The Nest doesn’t need programming as it automatically adapts to your lifestyle and the seasons and programs itself.

A Wet Room

Enjoy the experience of water immersion without having to jump into a swimming pool. A well-built wet room will have multiple types of showerheads including a steam feature. Install a bench to sit or lie down and you may never leave this room of paradise.

Commercial-Grade Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home, even your custom home in Fort Collins, so you will want it to be a space that offers special features and quality appliances. If you want a restaurant-quality kitchen that is warm and inviting, mix stainless steel cabinetry and appliances with custom flooring, hardwood or tiles floors work rather well, and color contrast to break up the silver.

Equip your kitchen with special features like wine refrigeration, double dishwashers and warming drawers. It will inspire you to cook wonderful meals every day.