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Tips for Designing Your Custom Home

Tips for Designing Your Custom Home

Dreaming of a custom home? Begin your design with these tips.

Realizing your dream of building a custom home starts with the beginning: your vision of what your ideal house could be. For many of us, knowing where to start in the design phase of a custom home can be daunting. However, there are several simple steps you can take in order to get the most out of your design. Below, we’ll look at tips for designing your custom home.


It is always best to go from simple to complex when starting to design something. Draw out your basic needs for the home, including how many bedrooms and bathrooms you will need, and how many floor levels would work best for you.


Next, think about your long-term needs. Although you will definitely need a kitchen for many years, you may also need space for a growing family, elderly parents, and relatives who are visiting. You may also consider how you plan to run your life; for example, if you intend to run a full-time business from home someday, you should plan accordingly for this need as well. 

Prioritize Features

Another good way to phrase this is by asking what your priorities in life are. What is most important to you, and what space might you need for those priorities? Likewise, with all the features that Viking Custom Homes has to offer, you may be tempted to let your imagination run wild with the possibilities. Prioritize the features you need the most to save time, money, and energy on the design.

Placement and Lighting

Homes are designed to catch the light in certain rooms when you need it most. You might notice in your own home that breakfast nook catches the rising sun in the east while the living room gets the setting sun in the west. Just the same, sketch out your home design how you might envision the sun’s rise and fall in different rooms. 

Get Expert Advice

Overall, it is best to seek advice from the professionals when building such a long-lasting structure as a home. When building a home, nothing is more important than the detailed plan that went behind it. Viking Custom Homes can help you with all of this, from finalizing a design, to choosing a building site, to finishing your custom home.

Let us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder

Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.

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