Customizations take a new home from typical to tailor-made.


People love personalized items. Why? Personalization makes people feel special.

That was especially true for Laverne on the iconic 1970s TV show, Laverne and Shirley. The cursive “L” sewn in the upper left of her tops became Laverne’s trademark. And, although most people aren’t interested in having their first initial monogrammed onto their clothing, that “L” served its purpose – it made Laverne memorable.

Personalization, also known as customization, is like someone giving you a fitted jacket with your company’s logo on the right chest and your first name embroidered on the other side. There’s no doubt: That customized jacket was made for you.

In contrast, impersonalization is like someone giving you a one-size-fits-all coat with no logo or name. Obviously, there was little consideration given to your preferences or needs. Consequently, you won’t be excited to sport that ill-fitting, generic coat anytime soon. It’s just not you.

So, if personalization is what you crave, why settle for ordinary when it comes to your dream home?


Here are 10 popular customizations you might love in your new home:


1. Primary on the Main

A primary bedroom on the main floor means no stairs to navigate.


2. 9 Foot Ceiling Height

Higher than standard ceilings make your home feel roomier and more appealing.


3. Eliminating Walls to Attain an Open Concept

Removing walls creates a modern open floorplan, brings more light into the space, and enhances flow.


4. Bonus Rooms

Bonus rooms leave room to grow as your circumstances and interests change in the future.


5. Covered Front Porch

Extend your living space outdoors and enjoy Pennsylvania and New York’s beautiful views.


6. Open Kitchen and Great Room Combination

Your family and friends will love the expansive feel of this open layout.


7. Mudroom with Dedicated Drop Zone

Mudrooms keep your high traffic areas cleaner and clutter at bay.


8. Jack & Jill Bathrooms

A time-saving alternative to private bathrooms off of the bedrooms.


9. Butler’s Pantry

Built-in cabinetry enhances the space and increases storage.


10. Stairway Windows

Add more pleasant, natural lighting to typically darker areas of your home.


In Conclusion

Building a new home? Give it a personal touch with customizations suited for your tastes and needs. The ten custom home design ideas discussed above are some of our more popular options. But we want to know: What features does your custom home include? We’d love to make your new home dreams come true!

For more inspiration, be sure to download a copy of our Plan Book. We have over 50 home plans that can all be customized to fit your needs and lifestyle.