Top Features to Include In Your Custom Home

Building a custom home is one of the most fulfilling ventures you can embark on. The thrill of building your dream home and seeing your vision come to life is something to celebrate. It’s like having a blank canvas to work on and having a say in every detail, which can be both exciting and equally overwhelming. With so many great ideas for new homes, how can you decide which ones to choose?

That’s what we’re here for! As professional custom home builders, we’ve put together a list of some of the top features you should consider for your custom home.

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Indoor Fireplace

Nothing warms up a room like an indoor fireplace. Keep your home cozy during the cold winter months with a feature that not only keeps you warm but can also be a great focal point in your living room.

Your fireplace is capable of heating up your entire home if it has a BTU of 60,000 or higher. However, take note that the heat from your fireplace can affect your thermostat and result in your furnace turning off, making other areas of your home cold.

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Outdoor Dining

The summer months in Toronto are inviting and will have your family eager to spend as much time outdoors as possible. When it comes to spending quality time with family and friends and enjoying the nice, warm weather, an outdoor dining area is just the right feature.

Add an outdoor dining area to your patio inclusive of an outdoor kitchen, comfortable seating, and perhaps even an outdoor fire pit! It’s an all-around win!

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Large Windows

Windows open up your living space by allowing natural light to flow into the room. They also keep you connected to the natural world outdoors and provide a much-needed visual escape when you need it the most.

Give your home a modern look with a set of beautiful large windows.

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Island Seating

Your household is drawn to the kitchen because it’s not just a place where meals are prepared, it is a space where conversations spark and memories are created.

Adding island seating to your kitchen so family members can pull up a chair and engage in conversation is an excellent feature to incorporate into your home.

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Energy Efficiency

Having features and appliances in your new home that increase energy efficiency is always a good idea. Not only does this save you money, but it also offers greater sustainability and is better for the environment.

Energy efficient appliances cut down on the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home and use water more conservatively – all great for the environment.

Custom Buildings

Nothing personalizes your home more than a custom feature that makes your home unique and modern. And since these are made to meet your specific needs, custom features offer great value to your home and increased convenience.

Think of ways to make your home unique and more functional by incorporating custom built-ins in your living room area, basement, kitchen, entryways, and elsewhere.


Soaker Tub

Unwind at the end of the day in your very own soaker tub. This is an excellent way to relieve stress and treat yourself after a long day.

By installing features that give your bathroom a spa-like feel, you can set the ambiance, elevate your mood and enjoy some much-needed relaxation.

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Creative Lighting

Lighting sets the tone of any room. Finding clever ways to incorporate lighting that adds to the room can make all the difference in how you experience that space.

Recessed lights can be installed on your ceiling, around focal points, and under cabinets.

Home Automation

Thanks to technology, home automation is one of the growing trends that homeowners love and is quickly becoming a trademark of modern homes.

Home automation adds a whole new level of convenience by giving you the ability to manage your lighting, heating and cooling, alarm and other features in your home by remote control.

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Custom Finishes on Windows and Walls

Play around with creative ideas to make your windows and walls pop.

You will need to engage experienced designers to make your vision come to life but there’s so much you can do it to add more style to otherwise plain features in your home.

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Your home should be uniquely yours and have all the furnishings that appeal to your personal taste and style. Black Pearl Custom Homes can help bring your dream home to life by incorporating beautiful features, stunning design, and immaculate handiwork. Give us a call to learn more about the services we offer!