8 Custom Home Details to Inspire Your Design

From wine cellars and hidden doors to secret rooms to a dual-entry steam shower or a kitchen dreams are made of, it’s the one-of-a-kind touches that make a custom home unique.

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December 20, 2019

One of the joys of building a custom home is that every feature and element is uniquely yours—and every detail is customized for you. As a builder, this means we often get to be creative and have a little fun on the way to building our clients’ dream homes.

Here are just a few of the unique custom home details from recently completed Estes Builders projects:

Dual-Sided Fireplace Wall
This fireplace wall provides partial separation between the kitchen and family room without eliminating the open feel of the layout; the dual-sided fireplace extends the sightlines while offering ambience in both rooms. A small built-in bench provides additional seating. See more pictures from this home here.

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Angled Windows
The slightest of angles on the top of these transom windows reflects the sloping roofline for a more cohesive look. See more pictures from this home here.

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Dual-Entry Shower
This home features full his-and-hers bathrooms, each with its own vanity, toilet, and walk-in closet. Connecting the two spaces is a unique walk-in shower with catty-corner entrances from each bathroom. See more pictures from this home here.

High Windows Ensure Privacy
Because this home is close to the neighboring property, Estes specified high, narrow windows along one dining room wall to ensure the room receives ample daylight but doesn’t sacrifice privacy. See more pictures from this home here.

Tile Bath Mat
An intricate tile inset within a wood-look tile floor offers an eye-catching alternative to a traditional aftermarket bath mat. See more pictures from this home here.

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Wine Cellar
You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate this elegant wine cellar, featuring ample space for storing and displaying treasured bottles. See more pictures from this home here.

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Open Kitchen Shelving
Open shelving around the range in this kitchen provides quick access to spices and other often-used cooking items, ensuring more storage space without overwhelming the room with too much cabinetry. See more pictures from this home here.


Custom Cabinets
These homeowners love to cook and requested an extra deep island for their kitchen as well as custom-made cabinets, selecting a warm-yet-modern vertical-grain fir. An exposed pantry with built-in open shelving extends the look. See more pictures from this home here.

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