Welcome back! In our last Five Elements post we discussed ways to make an impact in your custom home build by incorporating elements that are special to you and your lifestyle. When starting with a blank page in front of you, it can feel overwhelming and oftentimes impossible to remember all the things you would like to include. Our first piece of advice is to write everything down. Make a list of each part and piece that you wish to incorporate, even if it is a tiny detail. New York Times Bestselling Author Bobby Estell said it best: “The small details are the essence of big dividends.” We here at Tyner Construction make it our mission to help you weed through the thoughts and concepts that encompass design development and utilize our years of practical experience to further enhance function and aesthetic. With this, we have compiled five more elements that may interest you on your journey to establish your wish list.




1. Dog Wash


Tile by Crossville Studios Asheville, Models Include: Tino, Emmy, and Louie

What is more practical (and precious) than the perfect place to bathe man’s best friend? With function and comfort in mind  – for both humans and dogs  – we typically elevate the wash basin off the floor by a minimum of twenty-four inches to prevent the backache caused by crouching down and bending over for extended periods of time. The mudroom, laundry room, and garage are common locations for the dog wash and can also double as a boot wash which is quite handy here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.


2. Murphy Bed

Murphy Bed by More Space Place Asheville

Have you found yourself in a situation where more guests are staying than you have beds to accommodate? Do you have a flex space in your home that can double as sleeping quarters should this situation arise? Could you use additional storage for those books or craft supplies? Voila, insert a Murphy Bed. This space-saving solution combines storage with a real bed for overflow sleeping. The bed folds away when not in use while the shelves help to keep the space neat and tidy.


3. Wine Room

Architect PLATT.US

Wine Racking by Cellars South Greenville, Concrete Floor and Faux Painted Walls by Ennisart Asheville, and Glass and Steel Doors by Elite Metalworks Asheville

This may look familiar; we published a blog in February highlighting this awe-inspiring feature. It does not matter your aesthetic or architectural style; we can customize wine storage to fit any look and function. It can be as simple as pins mounted to the wall to hold bottles or illuminated racking to display your collection. This personalized element will elevate your home design and keep your spirits organized.


4. Shower Niche

Tile by Crossville Studios Asheville

Shower niches are nothing extraordinary, however function can vary greatly depending on how you design it. For instance, a typical twelve-inch-wide niche does not hold anywhere near the amount of product as a twenty-four-inch-wide niche installed in a horizontal orientation. One way to spice up this detail is to allow it to span the entirety of a wall, giving way to a grand look and optimal functional space.


5. Coffee Cabinet

Casework by Custom Cabinet Works Asheville, Cabinet Hardware by Rocky Mountain Hardware

For many of us, morning coffee is a special time of day. Then at some point it becomes no longer relevant until the next morning. One method of tucking coffee components away is to create a cabinet to house the parts and pieces with the ability to close it up when finished. This well-planned hiding place streamlines the look and feel of your kitchen, pantry, or wet bar. For an extra dose of convenience, consider incorporating a pot filler water source to refill your carafe!


Your dream home should reflect who you are and function at the highest level for your way of living. We are prudent in our quest to establish and attain pointed goals with each and every home and homeowner. Stay tuned for our next installment of feature ideas, set to be published in August of 2024.

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