Building a custom home is exciting – you’re finally able to choose the exact dimensions of each room, you can have the built-in shelving you always wanted, and you get to pick the little things that make a big difference.

While you may intend to live in your Middle Tennessee dream home forever, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead. If recent statistics are any indication, there are four simple things you can do right out of the gate to increase your home’s value.


A Gourmet Kitchen

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You don’t have to have the skill of a master chef to enjoy your kitchen like one. Statistically, homes with the following kitchen features tend to sell at higher prices:

  • Ample counter space
  • Plenty of room for the whole family
  • An island
  • Roomy, strategically placed cabinets
  • Stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances and granite or marble countertops

A Spectacular Master Bath

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A large, spa-like bathroom is a must in today’s custom homes, and for good reason: it’s not only comfortable, refreshing and relaxing, but it can add value to your home should you ever decide to sell it.

Comfortably Roomy Closets

The days of folding closet doors are over, and ample closet space is often cited as a make-or-break deal with homebuyers. While your master closet doesn’t have to be as big as your bedroom, there should be plenty of space for his-and-hers professional wardrobes. Remember that kids’ rooms and guest rooms can have larger-than-normal closets, too.

Energy-Efficient Building Materials

Aside from ENERGY STAR appliances, you can choose energy-efficient windows, solar panels and skylights that can make your home work hard for you (and so that you’ll enjoy lower utility bills each month).

Design Your Dream Home with Carbine & Associates

At Carbine & Associates, your home is just that: your home. If you have a vision, we’d love to hear it. We create some of Nashville’s most beautiful houses when our designers and our clients brainstorm together.

If you’re ready to design your dream home with Carbine & Associates, let’s talk. Call us at (615)661-9995 or contact us online.