At Mills Custom Homes, we work with our neighbors in the Iowa City, Iowa areas to produce house plans that work for the busy city dweller and the person seeking to retire to the country. Whatever your dreams may be, we can personalize a floor plan to function for your lifestyle while looking forward to the future.
Determine Your Ideal House Plans
When you have decided that a custom home is the way to go, you really should take the extra time to decide how your home should work from the curbside to the farthest parts of your property. Selecting the first floor plan and placing it in the middle of your acreage may not end up providing all the perks that you need.
At Mills Custom Homes, we will sit down with you for an interview and determine what your expectations, wishes, and changes in your life will demand in a living space now and during the years down the road. We will ask you about:
- Preferred transportation
- How you entertain
- Vision for your future
- Love of luxury or simplicity
Your house plans will provide a place for you and your entire family with the room and amenities that your budget allows.
Match Your Style to Your Preferences
During the building boom of the ’90s and early 21st century, you may have noticed that many of the larger homes erected looked much the same. Your house plans will not look like anything found in a cookie-cutter subdivision. We offer a huge variety of floor plans and home styles that will complement the location and your taste. Our catalog of house plans include:
- Modern design
- Country and farmhouse styles
- Spacious ranch and single-floor options
- Traditional floor plans
- Mediterranean and Spanish influences
- Smaller footprints
- Cozy cottages
Add Privacy if Necessary
For our clients who work in the city but are seeking the privacy offered on a large estate in the country, we can help you design a spacious home on a smaller lot that has the quiet and comfort you most desire.
A Street-Side Garage Adds Privacy to Your Living Space
In an urban home, when you position the two-car garage at the front of the property, it allows your living areas upstairs and downstairs to face the back of the home. Using fencing, mature trees, hedges and large picture windows, it’s possible to create a private retreat that looks down onto your yard and leaves the suburban bustle near the road.
Add large French or sliding doors and decks to give you the sense of a premier retreat. Your spa suite will include hot tubs, walk-in showers and every feature that helps you leave the stress of work at work.
Added insulation can minimize street noise. Adjust your house plans to eliminate windows on the side of the home that faces your neighbors.
Your custom home is constructed with your every need placed at the top of the design list.
Country Living at its Finest
Perhaps you are looking to leave the hubbub of the city behind. Ask us at Mills Custom Homes about the house plans and property we are developing that will create the ultimate escape on a large private lot.
Many of our contemporary designs blend the comfort of a country or farm home with the intelligent function of modern appeal. We can help you create a home with:
- Main floor master suites
- Vaulted great rooms with large kitchen islands
- Double bedroom wings that face onto the courtyard pool
- Three- or four-car detached garages
- Additional pool or guest houses
- Private in-law apartment
- Private bath with each bedroom
By working with our home design experts, you can create a home that exceeds your every desire. We are also able to work with other quality area contractors to add fencing, gates and mature landscaping that will complete your country retreat.
Take Room Usage into Consideration
More people than ever are working from home in our growing online economy. When working with us on your custom house plans, ask us about adjusting the floor plan to include a home office that allows clear separation from your living space. Your home office design can include:
- Separate private entrance and parking for your clients
- Included bathroom suite for your comfort on all-nighters
- Kitchenette for coffee service and snacks
- Prewired media wall for constant updates
- Open or private connection to your living quarters
- Unique design elements using color and trim to further separate work from living
If you are spending more of your life on your private property, we encourage you to also consider your physical health. Your house plan can also feature:
- Indoor pool
- Exercise gym
- Jogging paths
- Tennis or basketball courts
Once you retire for the day from business demands, think about how you wish to enjoy your home with:
- Chef-quality kitchen
- Home theatre
- VR gaming room
- Outdoor kitchen and dining area
- Private garden gazebo
Partner Up with Mills Custom Homes
While you are working to create the ultimate house plans, Mills Custom Homes also helps our Iowa City, Iowa clients think beyond their current needs. If you are building a custom home with the intention of retiring, ask us how we can include easy-to-adjust accessibility features such as:
- Landscaped ramps to front entry
- Wider doors and halls
- Walk-in showers
- Single-floor living potential
- Voice-activated technology
- Housing for live-in assistants
Whether you have an unlimited budget or need to keep the costs under control, there is a house plan with the right mixture of bed, bath and entertainment able to cater to your family’s needs. We build in town or on newly developed rural areas. When you are building your custom home for the city or the country, Mills Custom Homes offers all the expertise, creativity and personal attention needed to exceed your expectations. If you have more questions about our collection of ready-to-build house plans or those with greater flexibility, give us a call to schedule your personal consultation today.