At Gateway Construction, LLC, we understand that a home is more than a roof and four walls. It’s an escape from the pressures of the world and a place where you can express who you are and what’s important to you. Much of the excitement of building a new home lies in the opportunity to put your signature on it from the very beginning.
Looking for ways to make a new construction home your own? Here are a few ideas.
Popular Customizations for a New Home
Vaulted Ceilings, Tray Ceilings or Beams
Want to really make a statement? Look up! The fifth wall of your home offers many opportunities for customization. A vaulted ceiling creates more space and allows more light within a great room, making it feel airy and open. Tray ceilings are a popular feature in bedrooms and can be simple or ornate, depending on the style you are going for. Exposed beams can have a rustic or modern feel and make a great accent in a great room.
Vaulted ceilings can really open up a room, creating space for eye-catching lighting pieces such as hanging pendants and chandeliers. Hanging pendants provide effective task lighting over an island, while a chandelier creates an excellent focal point at an entry. However, a vaulted ceiling should be highlighted so it is best not to overcrowd the ceiling space with too many light outlets.
An Outdoor Oasis
Outdoor living has only increased in popularity in recent years. As you design your new home, give the surrounding outdoor spaces some thought too. Consider adding a patio cover or pergola to provide protection from sun and rain, a Trex® deck for barbequing and socializing, and backyard landscaping for the kids or grandkids.
As discussed in a previous blog, planning rooms that offer flexible space is wise in the present and allows for future adaptation. Extra rooms on the main and open space in a basement can easily become an office, nursery, playroom, TV/game room or guest bedroom. Keep your lifestyle in mind when considering the possibilities!
Custom Window Configurations
Large windows allow in an abundance of natural light, making a home seem larger and more inviting. In addition, research shows that natural daylight is proven to elevate energy and boost health. Not only is the additional light good for you, larger windows also increase the value of your home.
A Dream Garage
The garage is often overlooked but it’s a very simple way to increase the value of your home! A third bay doesn’t have to house a car — it can function as additional storage for bikes and toys, a workshop, a play area or an at-home gym. Need more than a three-car garage? Talk to us about building a coordinating outbuilding with your new home construction project!
A Walkout Basement
If your property naturally slopes, a walkout basement is a wonderful way to add space and natural lighting to your floor plan. Larger windows and a door to the outdoors makes the space feel less like a basement and more like a part of the home. This is especially nice if you plan to use the lower level for additional bedrooms or other living areas that benefits from that bright, airy feeling. It also creates the opportunity to build a deck off the main level, with stairs from the deck to the backyard.
Don’t overlook the trim details in your home — they are one of the easiest ways to add visual interest. Moldings can be traditional or modern so talk to our team about adding an accent wall, a unique molding or other custom trimwork.
Ready to Get Started?
Find a floor plan in Gateway’s plan library and start dreaming. Choose to modify one of our plans or bring us your own. Either way, you can benefit from two decades of new home construction experience and the dedication of our local team. Contact one of our sales representatives today to get started at (307) 632-8950 or complete our online contact request form. We are ready to help you build your future today!
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