Your Go-To List of Popular Custom Home Features

It’s finally time to build that dream home, retirement home or family enclave, and ICI Custom Homes is ready to help.

We at ICI Homes have built new custom Florida homes all over the Sunshine State for more than four decades, but when it comes to the one-of-kind abode you’ve always wanted, our ICI Custom Homes division is your first stop.

You know what you want: that four-vehicle garage for automotive toys. A freeform swimming pool that matches your alma mater’s logo. Perhaps your dream home simply means enough private spaces so that visiting family members and friends won’t have to bring sleeping bags!

Whatever’s on your wish list, ICI Custom Homes can tackle it. But if you’re still in the planning and visualization stages, we’re glad to offer some ideas.

Here’s a go-list of popular custom home features that might be perfect for your dream home.

Outdoor kitchens

Also known as summer kitchens, these are timeless staples of Florida living and can be designed in all sizes and configurations.

Get that meal-sized gas grill, but be sure to consider a few pointers. One is to site the outdoor kitchen near the real one indoors. Makes retrieving the mayo a breeze.

Also decide how you’ll use your outdoor kitchen. Counter space, a mini fridge for condiments and drinks, shelves for storage, and a bar sink are key. Also consider adjacent space for lounging and dining.

Outdoor LivingOutdoor living features

Love the summer kitchen? Combine it with your must-have list of backyard amenities.

This can be anything — swimming pools, spas and fire pits are top-of-list for many customers. You might want comfy seating, perhaps sunset vistas, or lanai space for a container herb garden.

As with the outdoor kitchen’s proximity to the real kitchen, it’s helpful to include an entrance to an interior bathroom (a cabana bath) to keep folks in wet bathing suits from traipsing across the living area.

Spa BathroomsSpa bathrooms

Treat yourself, especially if you’ve done with cramped showers and a built-in whirlpool tub that doubles as a laundry hamper.

As with summer kitchens and outdoor living features, dream big for your spa bathrooms. Choose a soaking tub and tuck it in an expansive wet room with a waterfall shower. Designate space for potted plants that love humidity

Mirror a bathroom wall to make checking your dinner outfits effortless. Put a chandelier in your spa bathroom, or attach the bathroom to a home gym for easy wash-ups.

Home offices

Increasingly a necessity in today’s remote-work and gig economy. Even if you have one in your current home, this is the opportunity for bespoke cabinetry, file storage and lighting.

Customize like crazy

That’s what ICI Custom Home professionals do. We’ll design a fresh floor plan, riff off yours, or help you choose one from our award-winning library. We’ll even find a lot for it or build on your existing lot.

Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Custom Homes here.