Every home needs plenty of storage, and one of the major benefits of a custom home is the ability to add storage solutions to your floor plan. Living in a clean and organized home is vital for your health, as a tidy home reduces the chances of illness and alleviates stress and anxiety. Continue reading to learn how to add more storage to your custom home floor plan!
Some people use their basement as a storage space, but it can be a very valuable living space. Instead of planning to fill your basement with boxes, use it as an entertainment room or home gym and add an attic to your floor plan. Plan with your builder to add a small space above the garage or above your bedroom to store items in a secure place that is out of the way. At T&G Builders, we use conventional framing methods instead of engineered truss systems for custom home roofs. An engineered roof truss system is not designed to hold weight in the attic for storage, but conventional framed attics can.
When designing the interior of your custom home, think about how to incorporate storage into each room. Built-in shelving is a great solution for the kitchen and living room, or throughout the hallways of your home. Carefully placed shelving is the perfect solution for storing smaller items such as books, photographs, artwork, dinnerware, and more. Your builder at T&G can make built-in shelves and cabinets to add any room in your floorplan.
Closets are a very important element in your home, so be sure to discuss closet size with your custom home builder. A master suite will likely come with the option to add a large, walk-in closet, but don’t forget about the other closets throughout the house! For example, the front hall closet is often used for the whole family’s coats and shoes as well as cleaning supplies and random belongings, so it will be very beneficial to ask your builder for a larger space with overhead storage to keep items organized. In your kitchen, consider designing walk-in pantries rather than only using cabinet space for dry storage. Also, a large laundry room is a great addition to a custom home floor plan and can be transformed into a mudroom with benches and storage.
A garage is a great area for storage, but unfortunately, many homes find themselves storing so many items that they barely have room for their car. A three-car garage takes care of this issue and allows you to continue using the garage as a storage space with enough room to park one or two cars. For those who want to add storage to their existing home, T&G Builders also offers garage additions to turn your current home into your dream home!
Build Your Dream Custom Home With T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.