The biggest benefit to having a custom home is that you can make it 100% your own. No cookie-cutter houses that are built side by side make yours impossible to pick out of a lineup. Custom homes allow for complete creative control; what you choose to do with it is up to you.

But in case you're in need of a little inspiration, here are some add-ons that can take your home from one where you made a few changes to one that truly made it your dream escape.

A Family-Friendly Mudroom

For families with young kids, mudrooms can be a lifesaver. They allow you a place to store your shoes, your bags, your coats, and whatever else you need that helps you make the transition from the outside to inside. Normally, these items are extra dirty from the elements, so the last thing you want is that debris on your floor. A mudroom helps keep your living space clean.

Home Theater

When non-custom homes are built, they sometimes include a media room that can also double as a kid's playroom, spare game room, or even an extra office. But when you design a truly custom home, you have the ability to add in all the things that make a theater special: elevated seating, sound-proof insulation, built-in speakers, and more. 

Covered Outdoor Area

Nothing screams "custom" like a gigantic, outdoor entertaining space. Whether it's a few chairs around a fire pit or a full table, grill, tv, and fireplace underneath a massive pergola, adding those on with a regular home builder can be a limiting experience. With custom homes, you can add to your heart's content. The only limitation is your imagination.

Master Spa

Forget master bathrooms, having a master spa is where it's at. Instead of just a shower, sink, and toilet combination, go for a space that truly allows you to be pampered. Turn your shower into a sauna, your bathtub into a jetted tub, and deck out your master closet to one that you could live in (if you wanted). 

Elaborate Wiring

This one may not be very obvious, but if you're planning on making your house "smart," you'll most likely also need wiring that's up to the task. Custom homes allow you to put in not just more wiring, but better wiring that can make your home energy efficient, and allow you to future-proof your home for further upgrades. Installing it while you're building your house is a lot easier than installing it later.