Unique Features to Consider When Building a Custom Home

Elevate Your Custom Home with Unique Features 

Building a custom home offers the opportunity to create a living space that is uniquely tailored to your lifestyle, family, and personality. From architectural design to interior finishes, every aspect of your home can be customized to reflect your vision. After three decades of custom curating, we understand the importance of incorporating unique features that add character, functionality, and value to your home. We are sharing some of our favorite distinctive features to consider when building your dream home with McNeill Burbank. 

Harnessing Natural Light: Skylights and Clerestory Windows 


Maximizing natural light can significantly enhance the ambiance and aesthetic appeal of your home. Skylights are an excellent way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside while providing ample natural light and ventilation. No matter where they are placed, skylights can create a sense of openness and connection to the environment, making your home feel brighter and more inviting. Skylights into your home’s design in a way that maximizes natural light while minimizing heat gain and energy consumption.

Clerestory Windows 

Clerestory windows are another innovative feature that can enhance the architectural appeal and functionality of your custom home. These high windows are typically positioned near the ceiling, allowing natural light to penetrate deep into interior spaces while maintaining privacy and security. Clerestory windows are particularly effective in areas where privacy is a concern, such as bathrooms and bedrooms, as they allow for natural light without compromising comfort or seclusion. 

Incorporating clerestory windows into your home’s design can also create visual interest and elevate the overall aesthetic. Whether used as a design accent or a practical solution for maximizing daylighting, clerestory windows offer versatility and style that can enhance any custom home. 

Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living: Covered Patios and Outdoor Kitchens 

Covered Patios 

Expanding your living space outdoors is a popular trend in custom home design, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty and climate of the Carolinas year-round. Covered patios provide a sheltered retreat where you can relax, entertain guests, and connect with nature in comfort and style. Whether furnished with cozy seating, a dining area, or a fireplace, covered patios offer endless possibilities for outdoor living and entertainment.  

At McNeill Burbank, we specialize in designing custom outdoor spaces that seamlessly integrate with your home’s architecture and landscape. From expansive verandas to intimate courtyards, we’ll work with you to create a covered patio that complements your lifestyle and enhances your enjoyment of outdoor living. 

Outdoor Kitchens 

Transforming your backyard into a culinary oasis is another unique feature that can elevate your custom home to new heights of luxury and sophistication. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners seeking to enhance their outdoor entertaining experience and make the most of the region’s mild climate. 

From built-in grills and pizza ovens to outdoor refrigerators and wet bars, outdoor kitchens offer all the amenities of a traditional indoor kitchen in a stunning outdoor setting. Whether you’re hosting a casual barbecue with friends or a formal dinner party under the stars, an outdoor kitchen provides a focal point for gathering, cooking, and enjoying the company of loved ones. 

Personalized Wellness Retreats: Home Gyms and Spa-Inspired Bathrooms 

Home Gyms 

Prioritizing health and wellness is a growing trend among homeowners, and incorporating a home gym into your custom home design allows you to stay active and fit without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Whether you prefer cardio workouts, strength training, or yoga, a dedicated home gym provides a convenient and private space to exercise on your schedule. 

At McNeill Burbank, we understand the importance of creating a home gym that meets your specific needs and preferences. From state-of-the-art equipment and specialized flooring to ample natural light and ventilation, we’ll design a home gym that inspires you to reach your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Spa-Inspired Bathrooms  

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation and pampering experience with a spa-inspired bathroom that rivals those found in luxury resorts and spas. From luxurious soaking tubs and steam showers to heated floors and mood lighting, spa-inspired bathrooms offer a tranquil retreat where you can unwind, rejuvenate, and escape the stresses of everyday life. 

At McNeill Burbank, we specialize in designing custom bathrooms that combine elegance, comfort, and functionality. Whether you envision a sleek modern spa or a rustic retreat with natural materials and textures, we’ll work with you to create a bathroom that reflects your personal style and enhances your well-being. 

Building a custom home is an opportunity to bring your vision to life and create a living space that is truly one-of-a-kind. By incorporating unique features such as skylights, covered patios, home gyms, and spa-inspired bathrooms, you can enhance the beauty, functionality, and value of your home while reflecting your personality and lifestyle. 

At McNeill Burbank, we’re committed to providing exceptional craftsmanship, personalized service, and innovative design solutions that exceed your expectations. Whether you’re building a coastal retreat in South Carolina or a mountain getaway in North Carolina, we’ll work closely with you to design and build a custom home that is as unique as you are. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin the journey toward building the custom home of your dreams with McNeill Burbank. 

McNeill Burbank

Request More Information

  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.