Make Your Dream Home a Reality
You might think that your dream home, whether it’s a huge mansion or a comfy family home is out of your reach, and you’ll have to settle for a property that doesn’t tick all of your boxes and give you all of the features like marble countertops and lots of land, that you would like, but you’d be surprised.
Here are some of the ways that you can make your dream home a reality:
Scale it Down
If you have a long list of features that you would like your dream home to have and you want it to be huge, you might have to compromise by scaling it down a little. Just by reducing the square footage even slightly the cost of new home construction will go down significantly and you’ll still be able to build the dream house, and unless you’re a really huge family, you won’t notice the slight loss of space anyway.
Design Your Home More Efficiently
One of the most infuriating things about designing a home is the waste. Many building materials are sold in very specific sizes, and if your home doesn’t meet these dimensions, you will end up paying more, wasting materials and just getting less for your money. It makes sense then to design your home with building material efficiency in mind. This won’t have to alter the way your home looks too much, but it will make a big difference in what you can and cannot afford to have in your dream home.
Concentrate on High-Traffic Areas
If you just love slate or marble and you want to have it in your home, instead of trying to put it everywhere from the kitchen to the laundry room, concentrate on putting the expensive stuff only in the most important places, where they will be appreciated, like the bathroom, kitchen and living room. After all, you really don’t need expensive fixtures and fittings in the small downstairs bathroom or the laundry room – that’s just wasteful and might mean that you can’t do something else that would benefit you more.
Spend to Save
If you think that you can create your dream home on a cheap budget, switching out expensive siding and high-quality windows for cheaper versions, you’re kidding yourself. Sure, it will cost you more for better materials upfront, but here’s the thing, those more expensive materials will last longer and require less maintenance, which means you’ll save money in the long term and your dream home will stay looking like your dream home for longer too.
Hire a Professional
Even if you think you know exactly how you want your home to look, you simply must hire designers, architects, and other professionals to work with you and make your dream a reality. If you try to take on too much yourself, and you don’t have all the skills you need, you could end up creating a home that is more of a nightmare than the home of your dreams.
Have you created your own dream home? Do you have any tips for readers who are embarking on their own project right now?