What's trending for custom homes in Michigan


A mudroom is a necessity in northern Michigan, where each season is prominent. With rain and debris in the spring and fall, snow in winter and dirt and grass in the summer, a custom mudroom built right off the garage will protect your home from outside elements.

Gourmet Kitchen

A large, elegant kitchen is a must for those who take food preparation seriously. Northern Michigan offers area-specific vegetables and herbs, making it a haven for chefs and food connoisseurs. Add a large island countertop and one will be sure to entertain guests while creating a memorable meal.

Floor-to-ceiling fireplace

Great rooms are a trending customizable area to relax and entertain. Since these rooms typically have high ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace adds interest and timeless beauty. Not to mention it’s a great way to warm up in the northern Michigan winters!

Custom built-in shelves

Built-in shelves are a great way to make any room feel homier and more practical. Whether you want to build a custom wet bar, a home library, or just have extra storage for shoes, hats and scarves, customizable storage is always a safe and smart bet for any home.

Heated floors

Radiant floor heating is a must in northern Michigan. Between the chilly summer evenings and the brutal winters, this is an energy-efficient amenity you can’t live without. The most popular area in the home for heated floors is the bathroom. Heated floors also warm your home evenly without the stuffiness of standard heating systems.