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15 Great Interior Design Features, Part 1

December 23, 2019

When working with a custom home contractor, one of the biggest struggles is deciding which interior design features are most important for your personal comfort, taste, and lifestyle. And while a contractor can make suggestions, only you really know what you’re going to love most in a Mooresville custom home. 

Check out the following features that make custom home designs truly unique and beautiful, and mention your favorites to your Nest Homes custom home contractor to help us create a floor plan you’ll love for years to come.

Open Floor Plans

Nothing makes a home feel quite as cramped as walls partitioning off every single room of your home. Open floor plans are a relatively modern development in interior design that gives you more room in your home to breathe — literally.

A custom home contractor can help create an open floor plan that works best for your lifestyle by combining rooms like the kitchen, dining area, and living room for a larger space for everyone to commune.

Quality Lighting

Natural light is another feature of interior design that helps a space feel larger. Large windows help make your home feel warmer and more comfortable.

If rooms in your home aren’t designed to have incredible amounts of natural light — like the bathroom, for example — having high-quality light fixtures installed is the next best option. Lights should be bright enough that you can easily see what you’re doing, but shouldn’t be so bright that you’re having to squint. Dimmer switches are a great way to adjust the level of lighting in a room without having to turn several different lights on or off.

Subtle Features

Contemporary interior design relies more on subtle features rather than bold — even ostentatious — design. Can lighting, vaulted ceilings, and open floor plans allow for versatility in other aspects of interior decor so that you never become bored with how your custom home was built.

Natural Ventilation

Along with natural lighting, windows also provide a source for natural ventilation. This allows the air in your home to stay fresh and prevent the buildup of pet dander, pollen, dust, and other allergens. It also helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Talk to your custom home contractor about having windows with natural ventilation installed.

Comfortable Furniture

While form is an important part of choosing furniture that fits your personal taste, function is the reigning champion of picking out furniture for your custom-built home. Whether you’re working with an interior decorator or shopping for furniture yourself, make sure each piece is just as comfortable to sit in or use as it is to look at.

Enlist the Help of a Custom Home Contractor

While you may know what features you’d like to include in your custom Mooresville home, a contractor can help find a way to implement these design features in unique and personalized ways. Keep an eye out for Parts 2 and 3 of this series, and, in the meantime, contact Nest Homes to schedule an appointment with our custom home contractor.

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This post was written by Krissy Highland