If you’re designing your own home, you’ve reached an exciting landmark in your life! There are so many decisions to make and so many great options ahead of you as well. But, it can be a confusing process if you’ve never done it before. What should you give the most consideration towards when you’re designing your own home?
When considering the style of home build, it’s much like choosing a style of clothing for yourself. Just because something fits another person, or works for their aesthetic, that doesn’t mean it’s going to fit yours! You need to choose a style both within your budget and also which suits the architectural and interior style you prefer. A farmhouse or ranch would require a different exterior and interior design than a modern mansion. Knowing yourself, and what you personally like, makes a big difference when deciding.
Knowing what size home you need is also important. While McMansions were popular in the nineties, thankfully modern builders are interested in giving you the best format for what you need, not just vast open spaces to clean. Your bedrooms and bathrooms determine the final design and size of your home. If you’re downsizing, consider whether you need an office or space for visiting family and friends. Just because estimates say you need more square feet doesn’t mean you can’t make do with affordable rent!
Especially if your company now offers remote work, you are less bound by your current location than ever before! Figuring out where to build matters a great deal. Within each state, and even town, there are places that are growing in size and seen as desirable for builds, and those less so. More, though, you want any home you build to be on the property which will be good for you both now and later. You want it to be accessible to physicians, stores, and other things which you will need. Choosing your location, if within a neighborhood, might limit or dictate your options for design style and size, also.
You have a beautiful home in mind, and are pinning down what else you need to fulfill your dreams! Consider the basics, and let your chosen architect and contractor help guide you. Determine where your best options are for location, and what size home you need. Then you’ll better know what style you need for your beautiful new home!
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