The Dads of Rufty Homes Weigh In: Luxury Custom Home Ideas That Every Father Needs

Last month, we talked to the moms on our team about the top luxury custom home ideas that mothers love. Now, with Father’s Day coming up, we chatted with some of the dads on our team to get more insight into what fathers really want when building or renovating a luxury home. 

We also included some additional project ideas that are perfect for fathers. If you want to surprise the most important dad in your life, consider giving them the gift of a home update they’ll really love. And when you’re ready to start a custom build or luxury renovation project, reach out to our team by calling 919-460-8550 or contacting us online

Rufty Homes Dads Weigh in on Luxury Custom Home Ideas

What’s your favorite place in your home?

Chad Joyce, Accounting: My screen porch. 

Mike Koppen, Project Management: The kitchen. 

Parker Shanahan, Business Development: The crawl space.

Don Pegram, Project Management: The rear covered porch and outdoor kitchen. 

Garth Stevens, Project Management: The rear covered porch!

What makes this spot your favorite? Is it a particular feature you love?

Chad: I love being able to enjoy time as a family, gathered around the table for meals, games, etc., and not having to worry about mosquitos or flies. 

Mike: It’s all brand new from a recent remodel, and as of this week, we are finally cooking in it! Going from electric to gas is such a great upgrade. I love preparing meals for my family. It’s very rewarding and being creative is my favorite part of being in the kitchen. 

Parker: I like all the ductwork, pipes, and wires. I also like the musty smell. 

Don: I can sit, relax, and cook without the hustle and bustle of the outside world. 

Garth: I can totally disconnect there! I love my outdoor fireplace, speakers, rocking chairs, and swings. 

What design-build feature should every dad or grandpa request in his custom Rufty home?

Chad: I would highly recommend a screen porch. We added it to our house 8 years ago and we find ourselves spending time outside just about every day. Before adding it, we had a back deck area, but we hardly spent any time out there. Adding the screen porch was a game changer. 

Mike: A gym and/or outdoor cooking area are a must. I also recommend adding auto screens, a hot tub, and heaters to a porch area. 

Parker: I recommend a small outbuilding as far away from the house as possible for a place that’s all your own. 

Don: You can’t go wrong with a rear covered porch and an outdoor kitchen. 

Garth: A room or place to disconnect when needed, but that also feels inviting to others!

Other Custom Home Ideas That Dads Will Love

We love all of these suggestions from the dads on our team! Here are a few more ideas that the dad or grandpa in your life might enjoy. 

A Garage With Plenty of Storage Space

If the dad in your life is a gear head, they’ll love turning a regular garage into their own little sanctuary. A polished concrete floor can give the area a nice element of design that’s designed to hold up to high pressure. Complete the space with built-in storage for all of Dad’s favorite tools. 

A Bar Fit for a Guy’s Night

Whether your favorite dad is a fan of craft beer, a glass of vino, or even a good mocktail, building a bar in your home can give him a place to perfect his pour. All of his buddies will be clamoring to come over for the next poker night where they can sip on a drink while hoping for a lucky hand. 

A Man Cave Based on His Hobbies

Think about your dad or grandpa’s favorite hobby. Does he spend his free time cheering on his college teams? Maybe he’s a movie buff who loves even the most obscure films? Or perhaps woodworking is his passion. Whatever it is, building a man cave dedicated to that hobby is the best way to show him you care. 

Give Dad What He Really Wants This Year

Now that you have a better idea of the luxury custom home ideas that dads really want, trust the Rufty Homes team to help bring them to life. When you’re ready to get started, contact us online or give us a call at 919-460-8550. We’re here to help you create a home that Dad (and every other member of the family) will love.

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