Your home is likely the most intimate place in your life, and there are a few good reasons for that. For one thing, home is where an individual spends their quiet moments, beginning and ending each day among the people they love. For another, a home is a special kind of building — the one site in the world that represents you.
For better or worse, every home says something about the people living there. A home personifies its owner like a work of art expresses the artist. As is the case with virtually all art, it’s plain to see when a masterpiece was made with love.
At VPC Builders, we treat each custom home as a canvas upon which to paint the owner’s vision, and we’d love to share with you some of the ways we do it!
How Authentic Custom Homes Can Become Works of Art
If you have an appreciation for the beauty of authentic custom homes, you’re among friends. At VPC Builders, we see potential in every home, and we work hard each day to ensure that the homes we build showcase the character of the people who will live in them.
One of the benefits of building custom is the vast landscape of options that are made open to you for personalizing your home. Here are five of our favorite ways to express yourself through your home’s design:
Location of the Home
You can tell a lot about a homeowner by the area where they decide to settle down. Unlike buying a used home, building new gives you a chance to carefully select a location that suits you, your family, and your visitors. There are many options to choose from in the southeastern United States.
Do you prefer a busy, community-driven environment, or something more secluded? Perhaps your family loves nature as much as you do. Why not live somewhere beautiful, either by the ocean or on a wooded mountaintop? Only authentic custom homes can open up these choices to you.
A person can be known by more than just what they do for a living. The way you spend your leisure time is a pure expression of your values and desires.
As a personal work of art, your custom home should be suited to your recreational needs. If your family is extra active, it may be worthwhile to invest in a custom home gym. If your family loves the water, your home could include a pool and spa. Maybe your family simply can’t get enough of the outdoors — there’s no better way to scratch that itch than a comfortable deck or patio, complete with a grill and fire pit.
No matter the lifestyle of your family, a custom home can express you through functionality.
There are few ways to know someone better than by the people they love. If you’re especially connected with your friends or extended family, you may want your home to accommodate this.
Express yourself and your care through hospitality. Your custom home can include guest rooms with space for large beds and full baths. The best way to make your visitors feel welcome is a home that was built for it!
One of the most artistic qualities a home can have is the way it makes you feel when you step inside. Authentic custom homes lend themselves particularly well to this because of the extra available structural options.
A special atmosphere can be crafted in a number of ways. One of the best is through lighting. Is it moody, lit throughout with warm tungsten light bulbs? Or is it cool and sophisticated, lit brightly with overhead fluorescent lights?
Another way to express an atmosphere is through the floor plan. Will it be open and airy, with high ceilings and wide windows? Or would you rather your home feel cozy, close, and safe with low ceilings and sturdy features?
When you build custom, the choice of atmosphere is yours.
The feeling of a home goes beyond its interior design. There’s so much character to be had in the style in which your custom home is built. This character, which speaks to the personality of its owner, can be found in everything from the structure’s shape down to its little details.
For example, a home with vast columns will feel different from a home with ornate, spired turrets. Likewise, a home’s tall archways will communicate something different than its wide bay windows. The options are endless.
What style of home have you always dreamed of? Would you prefer something classical and asymmetrical like a lovely Victorian-style home or something clean and sophisticated like a colonial-style home? Would you want to live someplace rustic like a Tudor-style cottage, or would you rather live somewhere beachy like a lighthouse-style home?
Every one of these styles comes with different features that might just speak to your vision, and there are countless more styles to choose from.
Discover Your Authentic Custom Home with VPC Builders
At VPC Builders, we put more than just our backs into our work — we put our hearts into it as well. We see each custom home as a chance to explore, improve, and express with every brick we lay.
If you’re looking to make your next home into a tapestry that reflects the values and love of your family, you’ve come to just the right place. VPC Builders would love to help you make your dream a reality.
Ask about our authentic custom homes to find out how VPC Builders can help you craft your masterpiece. Want to know more about our artistic process? Contact VPC Builders today!