10 Popular Home Features

Want to take your new home from typical to tailor-made?

Consider including these popular custom home features in a unique design just for you!

1. Main Level Master Suite

A master bedroom suite on the main floor offers the luxury of a personal wing in your dream home. It is an area all to yourself with the benefit of being separated from the other bedrooms. There are no stairs to climb and the rest of the house is convenient for everyday living.

2. Nine Foot Ceilings

Higher than standard ceilings make your home feel roomier and more appealing. Smaller spaces appear larger, opening up for better lighting and entertaining.

3. Open Floor Plan

A space with large openings between rooms will bring in more light, enhance flow throughout your home, and  allow entertaining in a more enjoyable atmosphere.

4. Bonus Rooms

Bonus rooms can provide many opportunities for present and future use of your home. This space can be used for a growing family, office, playroom, den, storage or other uses.

5. Covered Porches

Extend your living space outdoors and enjoy relaxation and comfort in the shade of a covered porch. Front porch coverings provide shelter during inclement weather as well as a pleasing aesthetic to the front of your home.

6. Kitchen and Great Room Combination

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

7. Mudrooms 

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

8. Jack & Jill Bathrooms

A shared bathroom between bedrooms minimizes hallway traffic, “hides” a messy space from public eyes, and creates a private, personalized bathroom just for the kids!

9. Butler’s Pantry

This pass-through from kitchen to dining area divides work-space from entertaining-space. It can also provides additional service opportunities by including built-in storage, beverage center, and bar sink.

10. Stairway Windows

 Adding windows on an exterior stair wall or at a landing will provide pleasant, natural lighting to a typically darker area of your home.


These are just a few ideas for customizing your home. Contact Gibraltar Custom Builders to discuss YOUR ideas!