In the market for a new Florida home, yet don’t want it to look or live like anyone else’s? Sounds like a custom job! ICI Homes is Florida’s Custom Home Builder and we’ve delivered customized new abodes to thousands of happy customers for more than 30 years. Whatever specifications or requests you have, bring them. We specialize all day, every day in customizing our library of versatile, award-winning home plans. But, a few “greatest hits” continually pop up when customers describe what they’d like in a Florida home. Read on to see if one or more of these top-requested changes is a perfect fit for you.

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It’s exactly what it sounds like — rooms, nooks, specialty storage areas, decks and golf-cart and boat garages, among other possibilities. How you deploy your flexible space depends on your interests, needs and the home plan you target. One example is a second-floor loft that doubles as a study for the kids or a semi-private reading spot with built-in book shelves. Enthusiasts love this option. Think wine rooms, a crafting haven or a trophy room for the athletically inclined.

Outdoor Kitchens

We don’t mean a concrete patio for the grill. One of the many perks of Florida residence is living outside. Floridians love to live and entertain in fresh air, and no one wants to be stuck in the house assembling appetizers, roasting quesadillas or tossing salad when it can be done outside with everyone else. Most of today’s outdoor kitchens include weather-hardy appliances, storage and prep space. The grill master or mistress was made for a stage like this!

Cabana Bathrooms

If you want a pool outside your new custom Florida home, you might want a cabana bathroom. You do not want the kids attending your third-grader’s birthday party splashing through interior living spaces to heed Mother Nature or clean up to go home. Cabana bathrooms typically include an interior entrance to a hallway, and an exterior entrance to outdoor living space. Equip yours as a full bathroom — sink, shower and/or bathtub and toilet — and include storage for towels and other necessities. Cabana bathrooms are the best things since swimming pools!

Bonus Rooms

We know. You’re imagining a blank expanse of carpet and pieces of mismatched furniture in the finished space over your garage. You can do better than that! Bonus rooms are one of ICI Homes’ most popular customizable requests and for good reason: finishing that attic or unused space over the garage can net you as much as 500 extra square feet. Easy. Yes, it can function as a kiddie playroom. It also can be a home theatre, a mother-in-law suite or the ultimate sports bar.

Ready to customize your new Florida home? You’re in the right place. Contact ICI Homes here.