Let's Stay Home

Here, you’ll find some considerations to keep in mind when planning for at-home time in your future abode.

Home has been the place to be these past few months. We’ve swapped movie theatres for movie nights at home and relied on takeout or home cooking for meals.

All that extra time at home might have made you think about what you need to feel comfortable in your space, especially if you’re looking to build a new home.

Here, you’ll find some considerations to keep in mind when planning for at-home time in your future abode.


For movie or gaming buffs, an at-home theatre or media room gives you a designated space for your hobbies. With a high quality, automated sound system and all the popcorn you could want in the comfort of your own home, you might want to forego the big screen altogether.MediaRoom1 S2

The rec room is another great space for family bonding—and competitiveness—over board games or a round of pool. Mood lighting can be set with a touch of your phone and built-in storage means more space to collect the games and puzzles your family enjoys doing together.

If you have little ones at home, finding a space just for them can keep them entertained and keep the rest of your house free from the toys that can easily overtake it. A playroom, or even a den off the main living area, can help contain the chaos with extra storage for all those big and small toys.

Kitchen and Dining

Whether you enjoy trying new recipes or new takeout, your kitchen and dining area can be as simple or elaborate as you can dream it. Pull-out drawers and a pantry keep a home chef’s essentials at hand, while adequate storage, counter space and lighting make cooking or serving a breeze.

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Beverage aficionados might appreciate a space for their drink of choice, whether a coffee bar stocked with the necessary supplies to make the perfect cup of java, a wine cellar to showcase your collection, or a wet bar with plenty of room to make an at-home brew.


An outdoor living space extends your home immensely. Enjoy meal or game time on your deck, or simply relax outdoors once the day is done.

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From decks and gazebos to storage and cooking, the possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to how your outdoor space can be built and used.

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Find more details on these ideas on our blog, or talk to your builder about how to make them work for your lifestyle and budget.

Kaila Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

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Kaila is the Marketing Manager of Sawlor Built Homes. She continuously updates our profile on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and is focused on all marketing initiatives.

A third generation family member of Sawlor Built Homes, Kaila joined the company in 2011. She is an active member of the Canadian Home Builder's Association - Nova Scotia Marketing Committee and she continues to update her education and training, intent on becoming an industry leader in new home marketing.

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