Build Your Dream Home 101: Custom Features | Brunswick Crossing

Building a new home is an exciting journey to crafting the living spaces of your dreams. After all, purchasing your house is a big investment and the end result should enable you to live your life to the fullest. New build homes come with a wide array of flexible options that allow you to customize your living spaces to fit your specific needs and lifestyle.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the incredible features available at your fingertips. The first step to building your dream home is to understand your priorities and family needs. We’ve prepared a list of popular custom features that can help you organize your thoughts.


While this is a relatively standard flexible feature among new build homes, it’s an absolute necessity when ensuring that your house meets your needs. If you have a large family or are planning to grow your family, then you’re probably already thinking about how many bedrooms you need. However, you’ll also want to take into account other factors such as guests staying over or grandparents moving in. Some models also offer main-level living options, which may be ideal for family members who want to limit their use of the stairs or want privacy away from the other occupied bedrooms in the house.


Ever since the pandemic kept us at home and made remote working a common occurrence, we’ve recognized the delicate balance between work and life. More than ever, a home office has become essential to creating a divide so that these two aspects don’t blend together. If you’re someone who works from home often, then ensuring that your new home has a dedicated office space is a feature you should be on the lookout for. Instead of having the kitchen in the background of your video calls, you’ll have a private, flexible space that you can decorate to reflect your personality.

Kitchen finishes

For many homeowners, the kitchen is the focal point of the home. A new build home gives you the opportunity to design it based on how you utilize the space. You can customize the design, including cabinetry, countertops, backsplash and flooring, but the options extend beyond just the look and appeal. Lighting fixtures, breakfast area, walk-in pantry and additional appliances are flexible features that help you design a kitchen that fits your family and lifestyle.

Owner's suite

You put the time, effort and money into the building you call home. You should enjoy every square inch of it, including the owner's bathroom. Many new build homes come with a variety of options to personalize the space to meet your needs. Potential features include a separate shower, double sinks and upgraded surfaces.

Outdoor space

Maryland is a state that enjoys all four seasons in all their splendor. While the winters are chilly and the summers are humid, the state also enjoys a plethora of mild days. Thus, it’s important for homeowners to maximize their outdoor space as well as indoor, whether it’s for entertaining or simply enjoying a beautiful day in the sun. When selecting a model and its flexible features, consider your outdoor living options, such as a sunroom, covered deck or extended patio.


A bigger garage is never a bad idea, whether you want to use the extra space as equipment storage or a workshop, or simply to get your car out of the elements. Models, such as the ones offered by Richmond American Homes, offer a variety of options, including a three-car garage, a two-car garage with shop, and a two-car sideload garage.

If you’re ready to build your next home, check out all that Brunswick Crossing has to offer. With a variety of models and resort-style amenities, your dream home awaits. Take a virtual tour today and explore the plethora of opportunities right at your doorstep.

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