Are you ready to move into a new home but haven't seen the type of home you want after browsing plenty of them? It may be best to work with a custom home builder to make your dream home. This will give you the ability to make a home exactly how you want it. But you need to know what you want or else you could end up with regrets. Here are some things to think about when building a custom home.

HVAC System

Many people who build a home don't put much thought into the HVAC system, but you have the opportunity to use heating and cooling methods that you normally wouldn't find in a home that is already made. Instead of using a forced-air system for your heating needs, consider making an upgrade to a radiant heat flooring system instead.

The way radiant heat works is that water pipes are run through the floor, and a tankless water heater will heat the water that flows through the pipes. The heat from the water then radiates upward from the floor and heats the room from the bottom up. This provides heat that is much more comfortable than any forced air system because you'll feel the heat down where your feet are as you walk across your home.

Second Floor Laundry Room

Most homes have the laundry room in the basement. However, the bedrooms end up being on the second floor of the home. This means that when it comes time to do laundry, you end up lugging laundry baskets up and down the stairs to get this annoying task done. Consider building a laundry room on the second floor so that it is near where all the dirty laundry will collect. It doesn't have to be a very big room, since it can be in a closet hidden away off one of the hallways. Having the laundry room near the bedrooms will be a nice perk once you start using it regularly. 

Walk-In Pantry

You can never have enough storage for your kitchen, which is why you should abandon the idea of having more kitchen cabinets and add a walk-in pantry. This will help hide all of your food away from your kitchen shelves but give you the ability to see everything at once in a space that is hidden away. You'll find that a walk-in pantry is much more convenient than the alternative of making it all fit within the kitchen.