Top 10 “Must Have” Custom Home Features

Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space
Custom Homes • Apr 20, 2020

Top 10 “Must Have” Custom Home Features


The idea of building your dream home should consider a few custom home features.  Your wish list ought to integrate your vision, needs, and wishes that can greatly enhance your lifestyle at home. A luxury custom home should reflect who you are and the needs of your family and lifestyle you desire. A great custom home builder team can achieve your needs and is limited only by your budget and your imagination.
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Unfortunately, many people get anxious and overwhelmed when faced with too many details and decisions. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be paralyzed by all the choices and possibilities when designing and creating your custom home wishlist.  That is exactly what this custom home features process is about.  What do that ideal master bathroom, kitchen, and custom outdoor living space look like?  Relax, browse your favorite home design pages and our Pinterest and Houzz ideas pages and enjoy accumulating a list of custom features, custom ideas, and custom spaces. Don’t let the wishlist and design process hinder the limits of your ultimate dream home.  We also found this great article with more custom features to consider.


Our Top 10 Custom design features to consider in your next luxury custom home.


  1. A Well-Equipped Chef’s Kitchen

If you live in Louisiana, the kitchen is the focal point for all social gatherings. A spacious large island with seating capability encourages socializing while the chef cooks.  Today’s modern kitchen features high-end appliances, two sinks, ample counter space, and storage to accommodate a large family’s needs.

Ultimate Spacious Kitchen
Chef’s Kitchen with all the amenities.



  1. Vintage Reclaimed Wood Flooring

 A must-have in today’s custom home is wood flooring, and not just any wood will do.  The distinct buyer is looking for the finest floors that are beautiful, make a statement, traffic resistant, and last a lifetime.  Here we feature dirty top pine floors in one of our client’s homes.

Dirty Top Pine Floors
Dirty Top Pine Floors in Parlor



  1. Outdoor Living Space and Kitchen

To enjoy Louisiana outdoors more families are building an outdoor living space and kitchen in their custom homes. Outdoor living has become very popular in Baton Rouge.  Your outdoor sanctuary is a place where you retreat from work to play, relax and gather with family and friends for dinner, watch a sporting event or crawfish boil.  Any Outdoor kitchen is not complete without a grill, outdoor refrigerator, comfortable seating and beautiful fireplace for those chilly fall/winter evenings.  Other great features in this client’s outdoor kitchen are the beautiful cypress beams and ceiling, equipped and wired with built-in speakers.


Outdoor Living Space With Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space – featuring custom cypress ceiling



  1. Mud Room

After a long day at school or work your family needs a specific space that can store all of their shoes, jackets, backpacks, and gear.  This space can design not only cubby for each of the kids but also cabinets and drawers to organize neatly and eliminate the clutter.


Mud Room Cubby Space
Mud Room – custom cubby space and storage



Mud Room Storage
Mud Room – additional cabinet storage with drawers


  1. Walk-in Master Closet

We have all dreamed about building that spacious master bedroom walk-in closet that accommodates both yours and her’s clothing, shoes, and personal effects.  This private area can be practical or an expansive comfortable retreat depending on your desires.  In this customized closet you can see there is ample space with identical cabinets, drawers, and room to hang your clothes. Sharing with your spouse a well designed and organized closet can help eliminate clutter from a growing wardrobe.

Master Walk-in Closet
Custom Walk-in Master Closet



  1. Home Theater

The family night just got more exciting when you gather them in your custom home theater for a movie.  With a modern HD projector and state of the art surround sound, you may never go to the movie theater again.  This is home theater we built for a client of ours off Old Perkins Road.


Custom Home Theater
Custom Movie Theater



  1. Stand Alone Soaking Tub

Creating that spa-like sanctuary isn’t complete without a stand-alone soaking tub.  Shut the rest of the world out when your retreat to your tub to soak and relax. Your master bathroom is no place to cut expenses when building a custom home – it is all about you!


Master Bathroom With soaking tub
Soaking Tub in the Master Bathroom Spa


  1. Walk-in Shower

No master bathroom is complete without a relaxing and invigorating walk-in shower with full-body jets, rain shower, and steam.  The experience can take the day’s tension from a 10 to a soothing 3 on a scale of relaxation.


Walk-in shower
Custom Walk-in Shower With Dual Shower Heads


  1. Hidden Safe Room

A popular trending custom option secret safe room is hidden behind a bookcase shelf that only you and family know exists.  This is a perfect place to secure firearms, valuables, or keep the family safe during a natural disaster.  Some people use it as a bunker and store food and water in case of an emergency.


Custom Bookshelves with hidden door
Custom Bookshelves With Hidden Door Leading To Safe Room


  1. Wine Room

If you love wine and running out storage racks why not custom design and build a wine room into the new house.  This is a dedicated temperature-controlled wine room and humidor for the cigar aficionado.


Custom Wine Storage Room
Custom Wine Storage Room


If you can dream it, we can build it  

Our experienced expert architects, interior designers, and our building construction team of professionals will listen to your every desire, wants, and needs.  When you build with Thomas Building Company and Drew Gasser, we listen better, plan better, and build better thus delivering a true custom home to your family.


When you are ready to build 

Finally, when you are ready to move to the design and building stage, we can introduce you to an expert architect, interior designer, and custom home builder team.  Above all, we can guide you through the process, so you have a memorable experience and enjoy building your dream home.

We hope our list of “Must Have” custom home features proves useful as you make your wish list for your new dream house!  Call us at (225) 642-9292, if we can help your dreams become a reality.


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