<![CDATA[What makes a home beautiful? At Estes Builders we believe a beautiful home is one that feels like an extension of your lifestyle. It’s not about the biggest house or even the most luxurious upgrades. It’s about a home that feels authentic to you because every detail has been thoughtfully considered based on what matters most to you. A home that’s built with a level of quality that you can feel the moment you walk in. We understand that good design is about vision. Great design is about details.
For more than 25 years we’ve been helping our customers build homes that are designed entirely around their own unique style. Here are 14 of our favorite design details from recent Estes Builders homeowners. Browse them all and get inspired about the possibilities of designing your own custom-tailored home.
1. Custom Ceilings
Things are definitely looking up with custom ceiling details that transform the look and feel of your favorite living areas. Choose rich hardwoods that bring the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest indoors, cathedral ceilings that can accommodate larger windows for spectacular views, or tray ceilings that bring a touch of architectural elegance to any room.
2. Bright and Beautiful Spaces
And speaking of bringing the outdoors in, simple design decisions such as replacing standard windows with taller ones can make smaller spaces seem brighter and larger.
3. Elevate the Everyday
Utility rooms such as laundry areas, mud rooms, pantries and storage areas don’t have to be boring. Add a few simple design details to spaces you use every day. After all, if you have to do laundry anyway, why not enjoy it?
4. Intelligent Kitchen Design
Sometimes the best form of decadence is design that simply makes your life easier to manage. Kitchen design that puts everything within easy reach (but keeps clutter conveniently out of sight) is practical design that feels luxurious. Add high performance appliances, gleaming counter surfaces, a butler’s pantry, a kitchen island and more for a kitchen that feels intuitive for the way you use it.
5. Express Yourself
Each person has a design style that is informed by his or her life experience. Design a home that is an expression of what you are most passionate about. Are you a world traveler? Design a home with architectural elements from your favorite destinations. Do you love music? Design a home with a music room large enough to accommodate your grand piano or vintage guitar collection. Whether it’s a touch of whimsy or a family heirloom, incorporate details into your design that make your home uniquely yours.
6. Outdoor Rooms
Outdoor rooms make your home feel larger by adding liveable areas for flexible use. They are the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely Saturday brunch or dinner al fresco. Design a generous wrap-around deck, a balcony off the master suite, or an outdoor dining room just off the kitchen. Add a fireplace, hot tub, or outdoor grill station.
7. Private Moments
In today’s hyper-connected world, taking time to unplug and escape – even for just an hour or so – can feel like an extravagance. It’s easy to block out the world with a long soak in a hot bath, especially with skylights that block out everything but the sun and stars.
8. Stepping Up in Style
The staircase is a high traffic area, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be beautiful as well. Decadent home design transforms every space of your home into something special. The richness of deep hardwoods or the openness of a large picture window can open up and illuminate a stairway.
9. Artful Design
Whether it’s your favorite art, family photos, or your collection of books design built-in spaces that create an artful home. Lighted art niches, built-in bookshelves, or a focal point above the fireplace are simple design details that can give any space in your home a sophisticated look.
10. Cozy Spaces to Curl Up with a Good Book
Home design trends may come and go, but a cozy reading nook is classic and timeless. When you design and build a custom home you can create intimate spaces anywhere: in your master suite, in a den, in a private sitting room, in a sun room, or anywhere else you want to escape to for some cherished quiet time.
11. Always Be the Perfect Host
Love to entertain friends? When you design your own custom home you can add a bar to a game room, a great room, an outdoor area, or anywhere else friends gather. Keep your favorite vintage at your fingertips in a wine fridge or create a private wine cellar that keeps your collection at a perfect 55°.
12. Surprising Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor spaces don’t have to be limited to front porches or backyards. Create a private, quiet deck for each bedroom to give family members and guests a serene place to soak up the morning sun with a cup of coffee.
13. Create a Spa Experience at Home
Why escape to your favorite spa a few times per year when you can re-create a decadent spa experience at home? An oversized shower with bench, rain showerhead, and multiple jets can make you feel brand new at the end of even the longest day. Add a steam shower for added luxury.
14. Find Inspiration Anywhere
Love the feel of an old mountain cabin? What about the charm of a coastal cottage or the airy feel of a modern loft? At Estes Builders we can create almost anything you can imagine. Our expert design team and award-winning construction process means that you have limitless possibilities to create a home that feels authentically yours.
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Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.