Very few of us ever get the chance to see our dream home become a reality, and very few of us ever have the privilege to live in the kinds of homes we imagined when we were younger. This is a true mark of success, and one of the best ways to ensure we are genuinely happy in our own environment and have everything we could want.
As such, if you are in that position, and you are having your home built, then it’s very important for the sake of those living vicariously through you that you don’t squander it and that you create something you will be sure to be happy with.
When you can have anything you want though, suddenly it becomes quite hard to know what that is. To that end then, here we will look at where you can find your inspiration to help you design that perfect home for you.
Show Homes: Of course looking around show homes and department stores is a great way to get ideas for your own rooms. Here you will be able to find rooms that have been decorated with all the newest furniture and appliances and that are designed specifically to be eye-catching and desirable. At the same time, these are perfect examples of how things can be used together to maximum effect and how they should be laid out.
Childhood: Do you remember being young and imagining what your dream home would look like? Most of us had ideas for what we wanted to be when we were older, and what our property would look like. In many cases, these desires are still relevant and still buried deep down as things we want.
Read: In general it is a good idea to read on the topic of properties and what is possible. Read around kitchen designs for instance and you will learn about the L, U, and island layouts, or if you read about pools then you can learn about things like infinity pools and sloping beach entries. In short by learning what’s possible you can come up with many things you otherwise might not even have considered.
Watch: There are loads of great programs on TV about designing properties and that simply showcase desirable homes. For instance, there are shows that take camera crews around celebrity homes, and shows that oversee renovations to existing properties. This is a great way to get some more ambitious ideas for your property than what you might find in a catalog. You might even get some inspiration from fiction – if you want a Bruce Wayne manor or a Tony Stark-style penthouse for instance.
Visit: Try looking around the homes that your friends and family have and seeing if there is anything you would like that they have. At the same time look around some properties as though you were going to buy them. The estate agents will be happy to take you around and this way you can find a few different sources of inspiration.
Reflect: Finally, think about your own property – what’s missing? What aren’t you satisfied with? What would you do differently? This is highly relevant research that is tailored to you and it will ensure that your next home is a step up from your current one.
Rex Dooley is an expert in the home improvement field and a part-time writer who often shares various tips on building custom homes at affordable rates. In their professional life he works for a known home builder firm.