A newly built home can be just about anything you want, but this is where many of us may have second thoughts. Faced with an overabundance of choices, we play it safe and end up designing something that — whisper it quietly — we might’ve been able to buy for less.
There’s nothing wrong with a conventional approach to home design. There are good reasons why most housing trends exist, and we don’t see more people living in octagonal buildings where the kitchen is in the attic.
However, when you have the freedom to build from scratch, you should think less about the design and more about yourself. What are your interests? How can your home help you accomplish these? This is where things start to fall into place, and where good ideas are born.
Here are a few suggestions on how to allow your new home to help you accomplish your dreams.
1. Family Time, Family Room
If you’re planning to raise a family in your new home, think about how you’d like to interact. Yes, you want spacious bedrooms for all your kids, but the most appealing room should be where you can spend quality time together. It’s important.
A big, attractive lounge can encourage family time and make communal spaces your kids’ favorite place to be. Big bedrooms are always recommended. Making your space ‘your own’ is crucial for development. But make sure the main space is the best space.
2. Don’t Forget the Garden
Our outdoor spaces say a lot about us. Popular favorites include:
- Beautifully manicured lawns and tasteful pot plants
- Extensive decking with plenty of room to entertain
- Earthy gardens designed for growing your own delicious produce
You might even wish to go all-in on the garden. Remember, this may be your best opportunity to make a dream come true. One option is a water garden, with elegant pathways and bridges. These could lead through a purpose-built pond full of fish and exotic water plants.
Bring your wildest visions to life. Work with the best contractors and curate your new home down to the last detail.
3. Love to Entertain? It All Starts in the Kitchen
If you’re a fan of cooking and entertaining, you’ve probably envied the kitchens of TV chefs. Rows of gleaming copper pans. Counters big enough for a wrestling match. Multiple ovens (how much easier would Thanksgiving dinner be?)
This is your opportunity. Cooking is an everyday task as well as a great chance to show off to your friends. If you invest in your new kitchen, it’ll pay you back every day for years to come.
4. Get Creative
Whether you like tinkering with classic cars or painting oils, you should keep your creative instincts in mind when building a new home. You could:
- Build an extended garage for DIY projects
- Add a room for painting
- Design a library room if you love to read and write
- Add a shed — you can use it for anything!
A house that has everything you need is wonderful. A house that gives you what you want is truly a home.
Conclusion: Build for the Future
Whatever you want to achieve, our team of designers and builders can help you to achieve it. Be personal. Be bold. Be yourself. Get in touch today to discuss how we can make your vision a reality.