It’s important to consider that while many wish to live in their dream house, few actually focus on making that a reality. It’s not hard to see why. You need to be in a solid financial position to work towards your dream house, and before you even begin to consider how it should be built, you need to know where it should be built.
But let’s say that’s all taken care of, and accounted for. When building your dream house, it’s important to understand what markers you hope to hit. Furthermore, it’s important to understand how you will live in it. Do you hope to have two more children? Odds are you need to plan for more space. How about expanding your home in the future? Is that possible with the current zoning laws and enforced rulesets governed by the local housing authority?
For instance, you can live in an area of outstanding beauty, but this may mean fighting tooth and nail with the housing board for the right to extend your property in a protected area, which is unlikely to go in your favor.
So what does a dream house actually consist of? Let’s consider:
How can your family story, tastes, interests and experiences help you curate your home design? In many different ways. From the means in which you use architects to help you design your floor space and practical utilities, to the themes you apply in each room (for example, ostentatious wall art depicting your family can be the right choice for your home) all of this can work wonders in the best possible manner. Don’t be afraid of personalized taste – it can really help you define your space.
A home should be practical, and it should thoroughly allow for a range of design options that are the most appealing to you. For instance, do you require larger-than-usual kitchen space, with storage options for all of your potential ingredients and concoctions? That can be a worthwhile consideration to care for. Furthermore, it might be that your space curation is differently considered and cared-for when living in a rural or urban environment. Perhaps you wish to make use of a space by constructing a barn outside for an exterior office, or more. Consider the practical utilities you wish for; they can help design your space.
The long-term appeal of your household can also work wonders for it, if you know what you’re doing, that is. For instance, you might find that removing your artificial fireplace and restoring the wood-burning, timeless, chimney-led original can help your home value improvement, it is an eternally useful and appreciated fixture, and more than that, it can help your pride in your home. These metrics all apply to a successful dream house. For this reason, chasing worthwhile fixtures rather than the latest design trends can be appropriate for many, as then they can conform their needs to the design dreams they hold and wish to live within, unapologetically.
With this advice, we hope your dream house is possible, and not only that, but realised.