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Upgrades to Consider for Your Custom Colorado Home Design

If you’re thinking of designing and building a new home or contemplating an upgrade, you can make it happen. This will be your dream home – in our incredible state – so it should truly reflect your personality.

For custom home design in Colorado – particularly in gorgeous Colorado Springs – there are many upgrade ideas that can make your dreams come true.

Custom Upgrades for Kitchen

Female Hands Framing Custom Kitchen Design Drawing and Photo Combination.No doubt you are thinking of an open plan that incorporates the kitchen with the living room and dining area in a grand flowing design. If those plans include upward space – to the staircase, landing, balcony and exposed feature beams – your kitchen will be the key focal point and hub of your home.A large island in the kitchen is a must. The right custom design can make it flexible so it works easily as a meeting point for informal chats, or as a breakfast/snack bar, or as a grand buffet for gatherings. Then take it that extra step farther with a waterfall island, where the counter surface extends over the edges and down to the floor. The flow of this kind of counter will compliment and enhance the flow and space of your open kitchen.

Especially if you choose glass, quartz or even marble for your countertops.

Other custom design ‘musts’ for your home’s kitchen are a walk-in  or butler’s pantry, a wine cellar, under-floor heating, creative LED lighting solutions, wet bar, even a pizza oven.

The Master Bathroom

Man tiling a wall in the bathroomYour bathroom is where you can pamper yourself with a luxurious
soak in the tub or a long shower. So, it should be designed exactly the way you want. If you’re having a custom home designed and built, be sure you have plenty of space – in all the bathrooms, not just the master. Your bathroom(s) will feel palatial.

In that space, you’ll need a free standing bathtub, either mounted on a pedestal with steps or else sunk into the floor. If you can have it placed in front of a ceiling-to-floor window showcasing stunning Colorado views, even better. Large walk-in showers that can accommodate two people are a must. Get the plumbing set up so you can have multiple spray jets in the walls for body massaging.

Other custom design ideas for your home include double sinks, pedestal sinks, waterfall faucets, counters matching the kitchen, under-floor heating, loads of mirrors, creative lighting and even built-in TV and stereo.


repair, building and home concept - close up of male hands intalling wood flooringNothing says Colorado like unique hardwood flooring.

Use local lumber and support the community. Or reclaimed lumber looks amazing.

Heavy wood that was once used for railways, old buildings, warehouses and so on is super-strong and provides awesome texture with its pre-stressed look.

Talk to your home designers about creative ideas.Good hardwood is so durable and easy to clean and maintain.

Home Exterior

Busy House Painter Painting the Trim And Shutters of A Home.Some custom homes in Colorado include wrap-around patios in their design – stretching across all living areas, bringing the outdoors in, and providing views of the mountains.

Also, an enclosed patio is a great choice for our Colorado weather. Double-glazed panels will let you control the temperature and enjoy the outdoors, even in winter.

Last but not least, a great idea is to have a guest house. A suite in your home is good, but a separate guest house is better. Give family and friends their own space or give yourself a retreat for work or leisure.

We have barely scratched the surface of the custom home design options available here around Colorado Springs. Talk to the experts in custom home design and construction!

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