Your dream home should look just as stunning on the inside as it does on the outside. Custom fixtures allow you to integrate your vision and practical needs, marrying function and form. Whether you’re overseeing new home construction or facilitating a grand renovation, these tailor-made features can breathe life into your humble abode. 

But First—Brain Mapping

When it comes to home renovations or ground-up construction, there is no shortage of possibilities. Still, browsing Pinterest is only fun and games until you have to put the planning stages into practice. 

Allow your list of custom features to accumulate, then begin paring down. Segregate fixtures according to what you need and what is merely nice to have. Then, move from room to room.

A Culinary Masterpiece

For an amateur chef, the kitchen is the focal point of all social gatherings. The contemporary kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, ample counter space, multi-functional storage, and seating. 

Wood flooring is currently making waves in modern kitchens, as they are statement-making and can accommodate high foot traffic. 

An Airy Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor space makes for an excellent way to unwind after a long day. Here, you can gather with family over a Sunday seafood boil or summer barbecue. 

Equi your outdoor kitchen with a grill, icebox, and comfortable seating. If you live in a chilly region, consider incorporating a fire pit for roasting smores and popping open a beer. 

Add luxe to your outdoor living area with rustic cypress beams and ceilings, equipped with built-in stereo speakers. 

Dedicate a mudroom with cubby holes for the tots to store shoes, backpacks, and outerwear after a night outdoors. 

A Walk-in Master Closet

If you’ve long been dreaming of a spacious walk-in closet and now have the square footage to do so, you don’t have to limit your space to storage. Create ample space with complementary drawers and cabinets, leaving room for some seating to create an expansive and comfortable retreat. 

A Cinematic Home Theater

No more dull movie nights crowded over the television—a custom home theater with an HD projecture and on-trend surround sound may save you on cinema tickets!

A Soaking Tub and Walk-in Shower

Nothing says relaxation like a spa day. However, heading to the salon after you’ve collapsed into your memory foam mattress can be a drag—why not bask in your home sanctuary? 

Install a standalone soaking tub and walk-in shower complete with jets, a rain shower, and steam. 

A Hidden Safe Room

If your area is prone to natural disaster, you can secure your valuables in a hidden safe room. Consider a space behind a bookcase or full-length mirror installment. You can also utilize your safe room as a bunker, stocked with food and water in case of emergencies. 

A Refined Wine Room

Are you ready to take your wine habit to the next level? Why not custom-build a temperature-controlled wine room fit for a Chardonnay aficionado? 


What defines a dream home is entirely subjective. What defines yours is achievable with stunning custom designs that will wow your future guests. 

Let our Indianapolis custom homebuilders in on your property needs at Duke Homes. With over 30 years of experience, we know the ins and outs of a custom home and strive to breathe artistry and excellence into every fixture.