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Deciding to build your forever home in Southwest Florida is a major step. Gulfstream Homes is well versed in building home’s in the area, and we are prepared to walk with you through every step of the process.  

Naples and the surrounding communities are home to pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, and a bustling entertainment scene, all of which attracts those seeking a luxurious lifestyle. But when it comes to crafting your custom haven, even the most exquisite base model can be elevated perfection with strategic upgrades. Here, we explore the top 5 custom upgrades to consider for your new home from Gulfstream Homes that blends hurricane protection with creature comforts and enduring style.  

Hurricane Preparedness:  

Hurricanes are a way of life in Southwest Florida. Gulfstream Homes adheres to the most up to date building codes which increase a homes ability to withstand hurricane force winds. If you are new to the Florida lifestyle there are some options you can select that will help increase the protection of your home from damage during a storm such as: 

Backyard Paradise: 

Create an outdoor living space that will extend the footprint of your custom home and be a place to gather with friends and family while you enjoy the balmy Southwest Florida weather. Here’s how to create a seamless indoor-outdoor connection: 

  • Expansive Lanai with a summer kitchen 
  • Space to place a table and chairs or comfortable furniture 
  • Infinity or Zero-Edge pool and spa 
  • Heated spa 

Smart Home Technology: 

Embrace technology in your new custom home with a high-tech smart home system that allows you to control everything from lighting and temperature to security and entertainment with just a touch or voice command. Options include: 

  • Home Automation: lighting, thermostats, pool equipment and even appliances can all be controlled from the touch of a button for ultimate convenience and energy efficiency. 
  • Smart Security System: this option is a smart investment if you will be splitting your time between homes. Investing in a robust security system with remote monitoring and integration with smart door locks, cameras, and motion sensors will offer you the ultimate peace of mind when you are away. 
  • Customizable Entertainment: Home theater systems are quite popular in custom homes as are whole house audio systems. The possibilities are endless when you are building your home from the ground up. 

Luxury Kitchen: The Heart of Your Home:

The kitchen is the heart of the home, even more so in Southwest Florida’s social climate. Enhance your culinary haven with these high-end touches: 

  • Top-of-the-Line Appliances: professional-grade appliances make cooking far more enjoyable. Consider a high-end gas range with a griddle, and a double oven for effortless culinary adventures. 
  • Custom Cabinetry: upgrading your custom cabinetry built from high-quality materials like solid wood or natural stone will increase its lifespan. Adding options like pull-out drawers and soft-close mechanisms helps increase the user-friendliness of your kitchen. 
  • Walk-In Pantry: consider adding a walk-in pantry for the ultimate in kitchen organization and entertaining ease. This dedicated space can house extra appliances, store food and other kitchen essentials. 

Master Suite Sanctuary: Your Private Retreat

  • Your master suite should be a space of tranquility. Create a spa-like bathroom with a large soaking tub and walk-in shower with multiple showerheads. Finish the space with high-end fixtures and countertops to complete the spa-like look. 

When you build your custom home with Gulfstream Homes, you will get the home you’ve always envisioned. Customizing your home from the ground up allows you to build a home that you’ve not only been waiting for but a home that you will enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to get started on your journey to your new custom home!