Since you will not build a new house too often; the decision to build should not be taken lightly. Therefore, it is very important that you take the time to enjoy the process. Enjoy every moment as you put together your home design and plan ideas, and then be delighted with the result.
The first step is to take your time in the early stages of building a home. If you rush the process, the result may be less than satisfactory. Some people like to invest in a scrapbook. Divide the scrapbook into living spaces, sleeping spaces, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor living. Then you can add newspaper and magazine clippings about the ideas you like best. You can also search architecture websites for structural features that interest you and look to interior design sites for inspiration; be sure to write down the links to these sites in your scrapbook. A scrapbook will help you stay focused on the topic or result you want to achieve.
Next, spend time with your architect and interior designer. Give them their ideas and learn about the range of design options available for your budget. Also, spend time at your construction site at different times of the day. By getting a feel for the land, light, drainage, and how it relates to other properties, etc., you will be able to properly consider how you want to place rooms and outdoor living spaces. For example, on a sloping site, consider a two-level home, with the living spaces on the highest level for the best views and sunshine.
Then consider the design and structure. High ceilings and extra height windows will add a feeling of spaciousness and add extra light to a room. Open-plan living allows you to flow through a home and also makes it feel more spacious. Consider a game room or additional sitting area for young children to play and teens to hang out. This room can also be used as a computer space, an entertainment center, a home gym, or an area for guests to stay. Keep sleeping areas private for peace and quiet. And consider a beautiful dressing room and then add a touch of luxury. Don’t forget the exterior of your home, consider adding covered outdoor areas for year-round entertaining. The additional garage is also a great idea for family cars or the boat.
When considering interior design, look at the latest technology in appliances and lighting. You will be surprised how much technology can change in just a few years. For example, green products are more affordable and efficient than they used to be. Also, take a look at the latest wallpaper designs and paint colors on the market. There are some amazing advancements in paint and wallpaper, and the design and colors available are truly impressive. This also applies to lighting. Don’t limit yourself when choosing lights for your home; Visit a specialty lighting store to be inspired by the variety of lights available.
If you need more inspiration, visit a showhouse. Here you can visualize what your dream home would look like, allowing you to better understand the layout, space, light and colors. Keep in mind; You will be spending a lot of time living at home, so you might as well take the time to get it right.
Along with your scrapbook and your architect’s design expertise, your new home should bring your dreams and ideas to life with a combination of functionality and innovation. No matter what the design is, remember that you are building more than a house, it will be a home.