House shopping can be fun. You get to look at many different houses for sale in various areas, each with its own unique amenities. But, if after months you’re still having trouble finding your dream home, you might want to look into new home construction. Because you’ll have control over its design, it will be exactly what you want in a home. Home building is a huge project, so make sure you work with the right folks to get the desired results.

One of the best things you can do is bring in a team that offers design build combination services. The great thing about opting to hire a company that specializes in design build in Austin, TX is that you get all your building services wrapped into one. In other words, while traditionally you would go to one contractor to draw out your architectural design and home layout, and then to another for custom home building, a design build firm is full service.

Here are some useful custom home features you may consider during the initial design build process:

  • Your dream kitchen: Every passionate home cook deserves a beautiful kitchen, complete with everything they need to whip up savory meals and delicious desserts. Get a piece of paper and sketch the kitchen layout you want. Write in counter size, number of cabinets, where the large appliances will go and where you want your light fixtures, and make an estimate of how many square feet of space you’d like.
  • Skylights: Although skylights can be added later, installing them during the construction process can save you time and money. Skylights are great in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and dining areas, and you can choose the size and whether you want a tint added. Additionally, these ceiling windows provide natural light, which leads to energy savings when you don’t have to use light fixtures as often to see indoors.
  • Outdoor living spaces: From outdoor kitchens to attached sunrooms, outdoor living spaces can be included in the initial building plans—or thought out later and developed as a custom home addition. Reasons you might consider an outdoor space like one of these include having extra space for your family to hang out or having more room to entertain.
  • Master bedroom: Since you’re investing in a custom home, take the opportunity to design the master bathroom to be just as you’ve always imagined. Always wanted an oversized jet tub, a spa-like shower or a marble-top vanity? All these bathroom features and more are right at your fingertips to include in your design plans. And don’t worry if you are not completely sure how you want it laid out—a professional home designer can help you with that.

If the idea of consulting with a full service firm for design build in Austin, TX seems like the best route for your project, then now is the time to contact the experts at Watermark & Company. From custom home designing to remodeling and building, we are ready to discuss your needs, whatever they may be!