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3 Features to Include in Your Custom Home August 13, 2019

Waiakea Ahupua`a, Hilo
3 Features to Include in Your Custom Home, Hilo, Hawaii

The best part about building a custom home is that you can design it any way you want. Preplanning your new home can save you money later—you won’t have to tear down a wall to add an outdoor barbecue down the line, for example. To help you envision your home, here are some common features you may want to consider.

3 Custom Home Ideas

1. Outlets

Picture this: you move in and find the perfect spot for your favorite lamp, only to realize there’s no outlet. Outlets are easy to install during the building process. Place outlets plentifully in the home, garage, and outdoor area. Under-cabinet outlets in the kitchen retain both beauty and functionality. Outlets built in bathroom drawers help prevent clutter and create extra plug-in options for gadgets. Planning ahead also provides the contractor with details on how to set up your breaker box, assuring that the breaker will not overload.

2. Smart Home/Entertainment SystemCustom Home

Preplanning is required so that speaker wires can be installed in any part of the house for music to play; this can double up as an intercom system. Making your home into a smart home can add a number of options to easy-to-use central controls, including security monitoring, temperature controls, wireless appliances, lighting controls, and much more.

3. Hookups for Emergency Appliances

A backup generator and water filtration system are great additions in case of a natural disaster. The appliances don’t need to be purchased immediately but a contractor should prepare the wiring ahead of time as a preplanning measure.


If you’re in the market for a custom home, get with the experts at Carlson Homes in Hilo, HI. With over 23 years of experience, they can build you a home that meets all your family’s needs. This full-service company will help with lot selection, design, landscaping, and interior design. View their house plans online, or call (808) 933-3077 to schedule an appointment.

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