With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it got us thinking about what the moms and grandmothers in our lives really want when it comes to custom home ideas. So, we went right to the source, asking some of the moms on our team about their favorite spots in their own homes and design-build features that every mom should consider adding to a custom home.
We’ve also included a few additional ideas that would make any mom’s day. So, sit back, relax, and get all the inspiration you need to create a home that the most important woman in your life will love. Or, if you’re ready to get started right away, contact us to talk through your custom home ideas that moms will love.
Nicole Pounders, Client Coordinator: My living room
Mary Beth Buie, Client Coordinator: Our living room
Sydney Jamison, Business Development: I love to sit on my back porch
Kelly Nicolson, Business Manager: My study in the mornings and my deck in the evenings.
Nicole: It’s cozy yet open to the rest of the home so we can interact with each other. We have a large L-shaped sofa where we can seat a lot of people to watch movies or have a fun game night.
Mary Beth: Our living room is where it all happens… the stuff you don’t want to miss. It’s busy, fun, and chaotic at times with two teenage daughters coming and going. It’s where they stop to tell a funny story about their day or share their excitement for plans as they are passing through. At any moment it can turn into a dance studio or a concert room for guitar playing and singing. Some nights, it serves as a runway for a fashion show when someone needs help deciding what to wear to an event. And when it finally gets quiet, it’s a place where their dad and I love to spend time watching movies.
Sydney: It’s quieter (sometimes) than all of the noise and activity going on inside. I love to sit out there on the weekends and drink my coffee and read a book. We have a fountain that provides great background noise and is so peaceful.
Kelly: Both areas are relaxing and allow me quiet time. I like mornings in the study because I can read and drink my coffee and enjoy the morning sun. I love being outside at the end of a long day and it helps me unwind and enjoy the sounds of nature when I am on my deck. Both the study and deck were designed with comfortable furniture to relax in.
Nicole: I think a cozy spot that is uniquely theirs and brings them joy is always a nice feature to have. Something like a reading nook, a sewing room, a room with a nice view outside, etc. Create a place that makes you smile when you are there.
Mary Beth: A carefully designed mudroom to catch all of the aftermath that a busy life brings in. Organized chaos can be both functional and beautiful.
Sydney: A great closet and an exterior living space to retreat to.
Kelly: A room or space that she can have her "me" time.
Looking for even more inspiration? Here are a few other custom home features that the mom or grandma in your life may love.
As the kids get older, and schedules get more hectic, it can be hard finding a time to connect as a family. Incorporating a breakfast nook into your home design can create a “landing space” where everyone can gather, even if just for a few moments each day.
Include comfortable seating and plenty of tabletop space where the kids can grab a quick breakfast on their way out the door or settle in to do their homework with a snack after school.
Whether she has a different handbag for every occasion, loves to color coordinate her clothes, or is a sucker for a new pair of shoes, nearly every mom would love a walk-in closet to help her organize her wardrobe.
A well-designed walk-in closet should have plenty of storage and great lighting to help mom make the most of the space.
Every mom could use more relaxation in her life. When designing your custom home, consider adding a deep-soaking tub where mom can soak away the stress of the day in her own private sanctuary.
Complete the room with a basket of her favorite bath products so she can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if just for a minute.
Give mom the custom home features she really wants with help from the Rufty Homes team! We’re here to listen to your ideas and help you create a home that mom and every other member of the family will love. Contact us online or by calling 919-460-8550 when you’re ready to get started.
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