Functional Home Design Ideas for your New Build

Building a new home is one of the most exciting ventures life has to offer, and we don’t blame homeowners for getting carried away in the design part of the new construction process. Before you get too carried away, however, we think it’s wise to consider all the options to make sure your home is as functional as possible.

Once all your belongings are moved in and life starts in your new home, you’ll be happy you went with functional home design ideas that make each day more convenient and comfortable for your family.

Office/Learning Space

Many of us have switched to working from home or have adapted a hybrid in-office, remote work schedule. This has caused a new need for office spaces at home. When designing a functional new home, it’s important to include spaces like this if needed. If the kids are home full or part-time, it might be a good idea to design a multi-functional office and learning space.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor living has become the new norm as homeowners spend more time at home. Having an outdoor space that feels like an interior space is a desirable new home feature. Outdoor dining, firepits, outdoor living rooms, and outdoor-indoor living spaces are much more common than they used to be.


Make your entryway as functional as possible when designing your new home. It’s not only the first and last room you see as you arrive and leave the home, but it’s the landing area for most of the items you bring in and out of the house. Plenty of storage and hooks should be included in your entryway design.


A functional layout means your home works for you. For many families, that means an open concept living space with good flow between rooms. For some families, it means bedrooms go upstairs to create a separation of living vs. sleeping. Work with our designers to find a layout that suits your family’s needs.


An organization system is a must have in functional home design. Whether it’s custom built-ins, walk-in pantries in the kitchen or custom his and hers closets, find an organization system that makes your new home as functional as possible.


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