Must-Haves You Should Have in Your Dream Home

When we typically talk about must-haves for a new home, we’re talking about things like the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, outdoor storage, and the like. But, when we’re talking about must-haves in a dream home, the list is on a whole other level!

While bedrooms and bathrooms are important in any home, a dream home must-have list is about so much more! There’s no limit to the customizations that can be made to a newly constructed home when you choose a high-quality custom-home builder like Gloger Construction in Tampa.

Our favorite dream home must-haves include:


  • Wrap-around porch
  • Screened-in porch/patio
  • Covered patio
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor TV/media station
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool house
  • Spa
  • Pool slide
  • Outdoor shower or even a full bathroom
  • Outdoor storage
  • Athletic court
  • Greenhouse
  • Secondary entrance to upper floors
  • Custom driveway



  • Upgraded countertops
  • Custom cabinets
  • Soft-close cabinets and drawers
  • Farm sink
  • Pot filler
  • Custom range hood
  • Under-cabinet lighting
  • Recycling station
  • Hidden trash space
  • Walk-in pantry


  • Heated floors
  • His and her vanities and toilets
  • Steam showers
  • Spacious showers
  • Jacuzzi tubs


  • Ensuites
  • Outdoor access from bedrooms
  • His and hers walk-in closets
  • Dressing rooms

General home features

  • High or vault ceilings
  • Tall baseboards
  • Crown molding
  • Elaborate trim work
  • Wainscotting
  • Custom staircases
  • Hardwood floors
  • Brick or stone details
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-in closets
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Sunlights
  • Bay windows
  • Arched doorways
  • French doors
  • Transoms
  • Indoor/outdoor spaces
  • Pet spaces
  • Elevator
  • Extra-large family spaces
  • Built-in safe
  • Leveled electrical outlets (floor, ceiling, upper and lower walls)
  • Mantle outlets
  • Closet outlets

Smart home features

  • Remote-controlled everything, preferably via voice or phone apps
  • Intercom/speaker system for the entire house
  • Smart home lighting
  • Keyless entry
  • Wall outlets with built-in phone charging ports

Room and space ideas

  • Mudroom
  • Hidden room
  • Hidden storage spaces
  • Fireproof spaces
  • Separate laundry room
  • Home office
  • Library
  • Loft
  • Gym room
  • Theater room
  • Game room
  • Playroom
  • Separate guest quarters
  • Spacious garages

Utilities and appliances

    • Central vac
    • Attic lifts
    • Tankless hot water heaters

Make Your Tampa Dream Home a Reality Today!

Feeling inspired yet? Make your own list of dream home must-haves, then call Gloger Construction to start the process of making that dream a reality! We’ve built countless dream homes right here in Tampa Bay, and we’d love to get started on yours. Call us at (813) 732-8121 or contact us online to speak with one of our experienced new home sales staff today!

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