5 Great Ideas for Cozy Custom Homes

January 14, 2016

When the weather outside is frightful and you just want to hunker down and hibernate, do it in a home that makes you feel luxurious. Here are some ideas for customizing your home to do just that.

A Fireplace for the Whole Family

In your great room, add a fireplace as a focal point- but not just any old fireplace, make it massive. Add large stones and a slab mantle to give it the presence and boldness to create an architectural focal point. The larger the fireplace, the larger the fire you can create. Make it big enough to roast s’mores.

Vaulted Ceilings

Consider vaulted ceilings to elevate your custom home design to new heights. Vaulted ceilings will open up your home and keep it drenched in light (even in the darkest winter). Take advantage of your open ceiling space by adding skylights.

Exposed Beams

Nothing says cozy quite like a mountain cabin. You can capture the essence of a cabin in your luxury custom home by implementing exposed beams to your living areas (or even your bedrooms, if you’d like to take the theme across your home). Add exposed beams to vaulted ceilings to add rustic elegance and charm.

A Brick Kitchen

An exposed brick wall design can enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. Pair it with aged beams, hardwood floors, and oversized wrought iron pendant lights to give it a French country flair.

Add a Library

You’ve loved books your entire life, why not dedicate an entire room of your home to them? Make it intentional. Create custom built-in bookshelves to carry all of your cherished works. Add another fireplace to your library, and make sure you have space for an overstuffed recliner chair. There’s nothing like snuggling up with a great book next to a roaring fire on a cold winter’s afternoon.

Are you ready to customize your own cozy home?

You can start customizing your home right away so that before next winter, you’ll be in your own cozy dream home. Download your own free design guide now. 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.]]>