Looking for more ways to feel in control in an uncontrollable world? We’ve got you covered! While it may be impossible to regulate what happens outside, there is good news: you can control your home environment. Custom home design gives you ample opportunities to create flexible living spaces and make your home more comfortable to live in. Check out our top three ideas below!

1. Zoom Friendly Offices

The majority of the population began working remotely back in March. While some have gone back to working in-person, many homeowners have found flaws in the home office setup. In addition to needing a more functional office space, a good chunk of remote workers found their offices weren’t set up for virtual meetings. When designing a Zoom friendly home office, it’s important to be thoughtful. Consider things like the layout, including what people will see in the backdrop during a video call, and privacy. It’s also a smart idea to incorporate tech and other elements, such as lighting to ensure virtual meetings go off without a hitch.

2. Distance Learning Spaces for Kids

Distance learning has thrown a lot of parents for a curve this year. While equal parts challenging and rewarding, the experience is often much better when there is a quiet space carved out for kids to learn — and we’re not talking about at the dining room table! Creating a kid-friendly, distance learning space is a great addition to your home and can help limit distractions. Better yet, it can be a designated study room once kids return to in-person learning.

3. Outdoor Activity Areas

All that time spent cooped up at home is a lot more fun when there are outdoor recreation spaces to enjoy. From pools to outdoor kitchens and lounge areas, outdoor living areas provide extra square footage and ways to keep the family entertained. Our clients are taking advantage of the many acreage lots we have available, which creates amazing opportunities for building a custom home.

If you’d like to learn more about building your dream home with Morning Star Builders, get in touch with our team. We’d be happy to tell you more about our home designs, available homes and lots, and the wonderful communities we build in. We can’t wait to hear from you!