Considering a Cape Coral new construction home or a new home in Fort Myers? One of the best things about building your custom new build home is that you don’t have to settle for standard features. You have the opportunity to create a home that’s uniquely yours and decide what makes your home special. As you’re planning your custom new build home, you’re likely to have several features in mind that you know you want to include in the plan, but in case you need some additional ideas, let’s look at a few “must-have” features for your custom new build home that you’ll probably want to consider.


A Mudroom

A well-planned mudroom can be a game-changer and prevent clutter from taking over your home. This is the perfect space for keeping muddy shoes, coats, and backpacks from being scattered throughout the house. 


A Gourmet Kitchen With a Big Island

Kitchen islands are extremely popular and practical. They give you the needed space for prepping all of your favorite meals. They are also ideal for a family lunch spot or breakfast nook, even a great place to entertain your guests. Having a gourmet kitchen equipped with lots of cabinets, up-to-date appliances, and beautiful countertops is an exciting aspect of the design process. However, make sure to keep in mind functionality as this is a fundamental part of planning your kitchen design. 


Walk-In Pantry

Including a walk-in pantry in your kitchen adds a whole new element of convenience and keeps your kitchen organized. A pantry is great for storing larger packages of food items without sacrificing space in your kitchen cabinets. A pantry also provides plenty of room to store your mixers, bread machines, blenders, etc. so they don’t take up room on your countertops, especially if you don’t use them that often.


Game Room

If you have some gamers in your family, you know that things can get loud at times. You may want to think about incorporating a dedicated game room for the entire family to enjoy. Depending on space limitations, you could even combine a home theater with the game room. Home theaters make an excellent space for the entire family to get together and enjoy some family time. 


Laundry Room

If you’re not a fan of laundry, then you may want to consider installing a laundry room. Having a laundry room on the main level can make your life a lot easier and make the chore…well feel less like a chore. Having a room that’s designed specifically for the task will give you plenty of space for folding, prepping before washing, and ironing any wrinkled articles of clothing. 


A Luxury Shower Room

Another perk of designing your custom new build home is that you don’t have to settle for an ordinary bathroom. Think luxury! A spacious and luxurious bathroom with an elegant shower that looks and feels great. You could even consider installing multiple showerheads or a steam shower for an added luxury.


Outdoor Kitchen

This is a great home feature that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful Cape Coral, FL weather! By building an outdoor kitchen, you’re expanding your outdoor entertaining capabilities and it provides a comfortable and convenient area for your outdoor cooking. Think bigger than a simple grill on your patio. Think of an outdoor kitchen and dining area that includes a large built-in grill, refrigerator, counter space, and more! An outdoor kitchen can be an excellent addition to your custom new build home and provide the perfect outdoor living space.

If you’re ready to start planning and designing your custom new build home, contact Carney Quality Construction, Cape Coral Home Builders, and we will design the perfect new construction house in the Cape Coral / Fort Myers area for you and your family to call home.