Gordon James

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Find Form and Function in These Trending Custom Home Features

Designing your living space with custom home builders enables you to infuse beauty and ease into every nook and cranny. As you begin the process of creating your custom home, consider incorporating these features into your plans. 

Statement-Making Entryways 

For both you and your guests, a breathtaking entryway sets the tone for the experience your home conveys. Garage entrances and front entrances alike are becoming key areas for high-end design. 

  • Make Garage Entrances Work Beautifully 

Garage entrances can quickly become cluttered, or descend into a drop zone for mail, keys, shoes and jackets. Built-in cubbies for each member of the family, seating and custom shelving get rid of the clutter while offering a warm welcome home.

  • Make the Main Entrance an Unforgettable Experience

While 2-story foyers aren’t as popular as they once were, they still hold inspiration for what an entryway should make your guests feel. 

Built-Ins for Pets

Built-in food and water stations for pets are gaining popularity. From slide-out island nooks to stations equipped with faucets, this mindful feature eliminates mess and clutter for refined spaces, even with four-legged friends. Built-in pet wash stations in the laundry or mud room will enable you to tend to your active dog’s needs between visits to the groomer. 

Design a First Floor Laundry Room

First-floor dedicated laundry rooms are not new, but their design and placement are becoming more mindful. Make your laundry space both beautiful and more efficient by building elegant storage solutions, ceiling drying racks and bespoke framed appliances. 

Position your laundry room adjacent to your scullery or butler’s kitchen to centralize your utility space, making housework more accessible and efficient. 

Dream Bedroom Suites

The ensuite is nothing new, but in 2023 they’re taking on an even dreamier feel with spa-inspired details that enable your dream bedroom to perform its most essential function: rest and relaxation. 

  • Large windows with smart shades to maximize natural light without compromising privacy
  • Dedicated dressing and closet spaces with built-in shelving and space for seating
  • Natural stone finishes in the bathroom
  • Large soaking tubs

Connect With Gordon James Today

At Gordon James, we create exceptional custom homes for clients throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. 

To explore your design ideas and put your custom home plans into action, email us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-469-3117.