Five Common Oversights When Designing a New Home Build

Deciding to build a house is a huge decision to make. While not only are there many things that you have to consider before breaking ground, there are a lot of design aspects that you have to keep in mind as well. You don’t want to move into your new home and think it could have been better. One important factor in the design of your home is ample storage. Closet storage, garage storage, and even pantry storage are all things that are important. Maybe you should consider creating a functional mudroom or entryway, or adding wire shelving in closets throughout your house. At the end of your building phase, you don’t want anything to stand between liking your house and loving it.

Mudroom or Entryway

Creating a functional mudroom or entryway will be extremely beneficial, especially if you have kids or pets. Having a place to store hats, coats, backpacks, and dog toys can help keep the rest of your house clean and organized. That goes to say that you don’t want a disorganized mudroom, so ample storage is crucial.

Try inputting hooks along the wall to hang coats and backpacks, or incorporate lockers for each family member to have their own space. Having a bench that can accommodate baskets can be helpful for storing hats, gloves, scarves, and even shoes.

Closet Storage

Something that you don’t want to wish you had more of is closet storage. Having enough closet storage can enhance the overall appearance of spaciousness in your home. Whether you want a walk-in or a reach-in closet, there are two basic kinds of designs that are best: laminate or wire shelving.

Determining which option is better for you will depend on your wants and needs. Wire shelving in closets can provide maximum breathability for your clothes, reducing the amount of dust that can build up. Plus, they’re easy to clean. On the other hand, laminate closet storage can offer a more modern feel as the style options are endless. At Harkraft, we offer an array of laminate color configurations with rod options in chrome, brass or white.

Pantry Storage

Pantry storage is often overlooked when it comes to building a new home. You’re more concerned with what your countertops will look like then the functional aspect of your kitchen, but neglecting your pantry can be stressful in the long-run.

When decided on pantry storage options, keep in mind how many kitchen items, small appliances, and dry goods you’ll want to store in it. Pantry shelves should be between 16 and 20 inches deep, spaced strategically, and flexible enough to change as your needs evolve. Wire shelving is great for pantries, as it is versatile and require minimal maintenance. Plus, they won’t rust or corrode, so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart or affecting your food.

Garage Storage

Garage storage is another piece of homeownership that is often overlooked during the construction of new homes. If there isn’t ample storage, then you might end up placing objects at random throughout the garage, creating clutter and untidiness. Consider adding enough storage to your garage so you can prevent this from happening.

Garage cabinets are great for storing those tools you might use once a year. Also, having storage for your outdoor accessories such as a hose, bicycles, shovels, grills, and sports equipment can really make all the difference in having an organized, clean garage. Nothing’s worse than a garage that can’t fit a car due to clutter.

Bathroom Accessories

Last, but not least, bathroom accessories are an integral part of your new home. You want your accessories to match the theme and design of your bathroom, and impress your guests. At Harkraft, we are a leading Moen supplier and provide several elegant collections for you to choose from and make unique to your style.

Complete Your Next Home Build with Harkraft

Understanding the common oversights people miss when building a home puts you one step ahead of the game. If you find yourself struggling to incorporate any of these different aspects into your new home, don’t hesitate to contact us! We can help make all of your storage needs a reality, so you never have to worry about not having enough space in your new home.