Let Your Inner Child Design Your New Custom Home

For those adults who never want to grow up...

By Lana Bingham

Much like Peter Pan and Geoffrey the Giraffe, some of us never want to grow up. Building a custom home is the perfect opportunity to let your inner child run wild as you design with creativity and imagination.  These 7 custom home features will please your children, while also allowing you to live like a kid again.

Margarita-villa: The best part of living in Tampa Bay is being able to utilize your backyard year-round.  In addition to palm trees and outdoor living areas, why not build a spectacular pool with a swim-up bar? Create the full Jimmy Buffet experience with a frozen drink machine and talking parrot.

Where The Wild Things Are: Transform a bedroom into an enchanted forest with storybook wall murals and Anthropologie’s Forest Canopy Bed. Both your children and your house-guests will enjoy sleeping in such a fun and imaginative room.

A Whimsical Wine Cellar: Just because you think like a kid, doesn’t mean you have to drink like a kid. Guard your liquid treasures inside a mysterious and mythical wine cellar. Complete the design with stepping stones and a motion-censored waterfall entrance. It’s enough to make Indiana Jones and The Goonies jealous.

Fun By The Fireside: Creepy campfire stories never get old, and neither does roasting S’mores over an open flame. Tampa new home builders recommend a fire pit or outdoor fire place to create fun for the whole family all year long.

An Indoor Sport Court: Whether your passion is baseball, tennis or ping pong, bring the competition indoors so you can play rain or shine. No need for a full on court, just make enough room for you to get in a quick one-on-one game or practice round.

Just Ask Alice: The magic of the Mad Hatter’s tea party never gets old, and it’s the perfect theme for a child’s playroom. To mimic the enchanted rabbit hole, utilize wonderland-themed wall decals and larger-than-life furniture. Complete the look with the Mad Hatter Porcelain Collection. It will be a great place to host a very merry un-birthday party for your children.

Slides, Swings and Starry Nights: There are tons of other kid-inspired additions for custom homes. Incorporate a fun twisty slide for an alternative to stairs; hang swings in bedrooms and playrooms; or build a game room complete with antique pinball machines. A mini movie theater is another popular option. For a neat illusion, install mini lights into your theater ceiling for a movie night under the stars. Just don’t forget to have your Tampa custom builder install appropriate sound insulation.

For those who never lose their inner child, building a custom home can be a fun and exciting opportunity. Custom homes in Tampa Bay provide comfort and efficiency, but they are also designed to match your lifestyle. To learn more about how we create one-of-a-kind homes through innovative design, comfort and efficiency, contact us.

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