If you are finally working with a contractor to design that custom home you have dreamed of building for your family for many years, then you may have began the process extremely excited to begin browsing the home fixtures at local home showrooms and online retailers to find those special items with designs that are just perfect for your family's needs. However, your excitement may have come to a halt after you realized that there are fewer ready-made design options for those home fixtures out there than you thought there would be. This can feel disheartening, but you may cheer up when you realize you can truly have any item in your home you would like to when you have the pieces custom made! Here are just a few examples of the custom items a fiberglass-manufacturing company can make for your new home so that you never have to compromise on your dreams when building your dream home!
1. Custom Fiberglass Pools Give you More Pool Options
One great item to have custom made is your pool. Your pool is one of the larger investments you are making in your new home, so you don't want to settle for one that you think is "suitable" for your family and doesn't have all the special touches you would love. While pools can be made from lower-quality materials, fiberglass is a better option because it is a very durable material (some fiberglass pools even come with warranties that last for decades!), naturally repels algae (fewer chemicals are needed to keep the water in a fiberglass pool sanitary due to the algae-inhibiting properties of the material) and it is the most low-maintenance pool material available today. No liner is needed in a fiberglass pool. Not only do liners need to be replaced every few years, but they are prone to tears and algae build-up.
Now that you know why fiberglass itself is a great option for your pool, you likely can think of many features that you would love in your perfect pool. Do you want an exact size and shape to fit in a specific small area of your backyard? Do you want two built-in staircases instead of just one? Do you want the shallow end of the pool to very gradually become deeper, like at the beach, and only be a specific depth at its deepest end to keep the little ones safer? All of these options are possible when you have your fiberglass pool custom made, along with any other feature you consider part of your "dream" pool. If you truly want a beach-like pool experience, consider a salt-water pool!
2. Custom Fiberglass Doors Open Your Door Size and Design Options
A standard interior home door is 80'' high and from 28'' to 32'' wide. If you have browsed home warehouses and noticed that all doors are this size, then you may think that you have to forget about your dream of having taller or wider doorways in your home to allow family members and friends of differing heights and sizes to move around your home with ease. Or you may just love the look of tall doorways and how they draw the eye up and down to make a room look taller. No matter why you want a non-standard door size, you can have interior doorways that are the exact dimensions you would like when you have your doors custom made! Just be sure to follow the international building code guidelines, which outline minimum heights and widths of various types of doors in your new home, so you can keep your home stylish and safe.
The standard front-home entry door is 80'' high and between 30'' and 36'' wide. Like interior doors that differ from the standard sizes, you may not be having much luck finding entry doors that stray much from these measurements. However, when you have custom fiberglass doors created for your home, the sky is the limit with the height of your door, and you can make it much wider. A tall, wide door can add great curb appeal to your home and make it stand out from all the rest.
Don't think you will like the look of a fiberglass door? It is a common misconception that all fiberglass doors look the same. However, that is anything but true, and many special finishes are now available for fiberglass doors. They can even be produced to look just like wooden doors. Fiberglass doors are also very energy efficient and keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Do you have other home items you would like custom made to your exact specifications? While custom-fiberglass manufacturers can create custom pools and doors, they can also create many more home items exactly how you would like them made. When building your dream home, you should never compromise and settle for any home fixture that is not perfect for your family and your style!