Sometimes the smallest details can make the biggest impacts to make our lives easier in the simplest ways.  It has you wondering why these innovations are not used as standard solutions to everyday annoyances.  When you build a custom home, you have the opportunity to implement these practical, everyday items and functions into your space.

  • Recessed outlets:

The struggle is real when it comes to plugging in bulky cords behind a heavy piece of furniture.  A recessed outlet allows room for the plug, in addition to pushing furniture pieces closer to the wall. 

  • Hidden Charging Station:

A clean surface not only looks good, but also keeps stress at bay.  Hide your tablet and phone chargers in a drawer with a hidden outlet.

  • Pet Areas:

Dog kennels can take up a ton of space and are not always the most aesthetically pleasing thing to look at.  A built-in kennel fits in with the design and architecture while also being conveniently tucked away.  Check out this option that has a doggie door to the backyard!

2. The Doggy Door | Small design touches and space-saving tricks make a big difference. Designer Rachel Halvorson helped homeowners Michelle and Nick Spiva downsize their home in Nashville after their three boys left for college. When it comes to mixing storage and design, it is important to know what you want. Here are some small space design ideas that make the Spiva’s daily lives a little easier.

Another daily struggle in my home is where to put the water bowl.  We are constantly tripping over it and getting water everywhere.  This solution is beautiful and tucks it out of the way why also providing easy access to water.

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  • Playrooms:

Covid-19 forced many families with young children to stay indoors.  A built-in play area provides entertainment, exercise, and imaginative play.  Great for wintertime too!

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  • Storage:

Everyone hates wasted space.  You can take advantage of every nook and cranny to make it useful to you when you build a custom home. 

These are just a handful of helpful ideas amongst the many options out there that make day to day life easier.  Which convenient designs do you wish you had in your home?