Colorado Springs Custom Home Design Blog

Having a custom home built in beautiful Colorado Springs is just as stressful as it is fun. How do you decide the number of rooms, floors and entertainment spaces, not to mention figuring out the details of every part of your home. Having a pre-designed floor plan can help to alleviate some of the pressure that comes with having to build a home from the ground up. Bella Vita Custom Homes boasts four floor plans that act as great springboards for a new home design. Have your home built identical to the models or make changes to add a personal touch. Either way, the home design process will be easier for you and your custom home builder if you have a floor plan model to work from.

It's always a lot of fun watching a project come together. We have some great photos of some of our builds in process that we thought would be great to share. We always post fresh photos on our Facebook so be sure and follow us if you want ideas for your custom luxury home design.


Spring is still in bloom in Colorado Springs and it can be great inspiration when it comes to designing and decorating your new home in the Flying Horse community. Although it isn’t spring year-round, the season can be great inspiration when it comes to some of the design elements you’ll want your custom luxury home builder to use. Things like bright colors, many windows and natural lighting, and areas to entertain outside of the home are all exceptionally useful during the spring and summer months, but can also be a great element to your house during the fall and winter months. Here are some ways for your new home builders in Colorado Springs to take advantage of the city’s weather and views.

As the design of your Colorado Springs custom home comes together, you’ll have to start planning the details for the exterior of your house. It’s likely you already worked with your house contractor to sketch up an idea of what the outside will be like, but sometimes it takes inspiration to really plan out those final details. European architecture is popular among many custom built homes, and taking an Old World design and using it as inspiration for your house could be a great way to incorporate beautiful, timeless details into its style. A Tuscan style house is one that gives off warmth and will make you feel comfortable at home and feel welcoming for visitors.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Home Design: Balcony vs. Terrace

Designing a Colorado Springs custom home isn’t always just about the interior space. Especially in a beautiful state like Colorado where views of the Rocky Mountains are abundant and the weather is almost always picturesque, it’s hard to justify a home that doesn’t have outdoor living space. But how does one decide what type of outdoor living space is right for them and their family? Will a terrace work, or should a balcony be the way to go? Is there even a difference between the two? Both a terrace and a balcony are spaces that connect the interior and exterior living areas, but they are not interchangeable terms. Their size, location relative to the building and even the way they are constructed all are differentiating details between a terrace and balcony.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Our Featured Floor Plan: The Avanti

Having a custom home built can be a blessing and a burden. It’s so exciting to choose a floor plan, features and details for a home that you’ll love, but it can also be overwhelming to pick what will be right for you and your family. How do you know which floor plan you’ll love? What if you build a Colorado Springs custom home that isn’t what you expected it to be? The best way to know that the home you’re building will work out for the best is to work with a custom home builder to talk through exactly what your home needs. Bella Vita Custom Homes has a variety of floor plans for different lifestyles, and an Avanti home is great for a large, active family who likes to spend time together, entertain and enjoy life.

Colorado is one of the sunniest places in the United States to live. In fact, most people like to say that Colorado has 300 days of sunshine a year. While only 115 of those are completely clear days, that is still a lot of sun. With a custom home you can use a design that is easy to take advantage of the sunshine. A great way to do that is to have your Colorado Springs custom home builder design and build a sunroom. Most times people think of a sunroom as a feature in a house that is somewhere that’s always warm, but in Colorado Springs we have breathtaking views, sunny skies and we love the outdoors, so why not bring the landscape inside with a sunroom?

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Build a custom staircase for your home

If your home is multiple levels, the way you move from one floor to the next can be a huge part of the design process when building a custom home. Stairs are the main way to get from one floor of the house to the other and are a huge part of the functionality of the home. They are also an important style factor - especially if the home is more than two or three levels.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Ways to Customize Your Fireplace

Building a custom home allows homeowners to add in their own unique touches to rooms throughout the house. Often times details are what can make or break a space and adding in windows for natural light or crown molding to give a room that upscale feel can make a living room or space in your home look much better. One way Colorado Springs home builders choose to customize homes is by adding fireplaces throughout the house. Especially in a place where weather gets to be freezing during the winter, having a fireplace can create a cozy mood and have use during the colder months. Fireplaces don’t just have to be in the a common living space either - fireplaces are beautiful additions to master bedrooms, offices and reading nooks.

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