You are starting the exciting process of designing and building your new home. Since the possibilities are nearly endless, this can be overwhelming. Here are 4 features for new home construction that you should consider.

One of the Most Popular Features for New Home Construction: Open Floor Plan

In the past couple of decades, open floor plans have become popular with homeowners. The absence of walls helps any indoor area feel more spacious and welcoming.

Open floor plans are better spaces for entertaining guests. They also make it easier to keep an eye on young children playing in the living room while you are cooking in the kitchen. For these reasons and more, consider building your new home with an open floor plan.

Four-Season Room

A four-season room is mainly made out of windows that can be opened in nice weather and closed in the winter. It is like an outdoor living space that can be used all year-round.

You’ll love the feeling of being outdoors even when the weather isn’t ideal. In winter, you can watch the snowfall around you while in the comfort of a cozy heated space. A four-season room is also the perfect place to grow houseplants or even start a small garden of herbs in containers.


If you have kids and/or pets, a mudroom is a must. As the name suggests, a mudroom is a room adjacent to an exterior door where you can clean up before entering the main living areas of your home.

This is where you can wipe off your dog’s muddy paws before they run into the house and where kids take off their dirty shoes and coats. Another benefit of a mudroom is the storage space it offers. Keep coats, umbrellas, sporting equipment, shoes, and other things that you may grab as you leave the house.

Kitchen Features for New Home Construction

With the opportunity to customize your home, add some desirable features to the most used room: the kitchen. Here are some kitchen features for new home construction to consider incorporating:

  • Walk-in pantry
  • L-shaped island with seating
  • Enclosed trash and recycling
  • Lighting inside and underneath cabinets
  • Built-in refrigerator

When building a home from the ground-up, you have a chance to make it unique from the start. Along with these ideas, ask your builder about other features to make the home more functional and enjoyable for the whole family.

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