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Designing Your Dream Home

Designing Your Dream Home

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Designing your dream home might seem like a daunting task, but it’s also really exciting. Doing this, you get to create the house you’ve always wanted to live in. Somewhere perfect for you and your family. Somewhere you can enjoy living in for years to come! But how can you go about designing your dream home? What should you include? Here are a few tips that will help you.

Make A List Of Things You Absolutely Have To Have

When you’re thinking of things to fill your dream home with, make a list of things that you absolutely have to have. Things that you just can’t compromise on. Then, when you’re shopping and looking for things to buy you know exactly what to get. You could even go about making a list of things that might be nice but aren’t essential. Then you could make a list of dealbreakers. This can help you find a home you’d like to build on, or know exactly what you’re going to do to an existing property. It could also just give you something to give an architect to get designing your home from scratch.

Research Contractors And Builders

Contractors and builders will help you to create your dream home, whether you’re doing work on an existing building or starting completely from scratch. Doing thorough research is so important, as this is the only way you’ll get the job done to a high enough standard. You should be able to see portfolios, evidence of insurance, and things like that to protect yourself from making a mistake. Meeting with them and discussing your plans should give you good feelings. You do need to get along with them, to a certain extent. Make sure you’re nice to them too though – don’t be the client that barks orders at them! You’ll know when you’ve found the right team to help you. Just make sure you’ve researched all of the laws and regulations in your area so you don’t step on any toes and make a mistake.

Get Somebody To Design It For You

If you’re unsure of how to go about designing your dream home but have a rough idea of what you want, you can always get somebody to design it for you. In this case  you’d need an architect or somebody similar to put your ideas on paper and make a plan. Then you can give these designs to the other labourers you’ve hired to get the job done. There’s a lot more to it than that, of course, but this should give you a rough idea of what goes into it. If you have the money to spare and want to make sure you start as you mean to go on, hiring a team of people to do everything for you is probably the quickest and most efficient way to get your dream home.

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Buy Furniture You Can Curl Up In

Buying furniture you can curl up in is a must for any dream home. Take a look at sites like http://www.sackdaddy.com/collections/loungers to see what you could have in your home and work out if they are right for you. Make sure you have enough furniture for the amount of people to live in your house too.

Don’t Worry About Anybody Else’s Tastes

Don’t worry about what your mother, best friend, or the guy off the decor channel likes. Worry about your tastes and what you like. What are your favourite colours and patterns? What do you like best? Have a good think about it and use what you come up with to continue putting together your plan.

Use Apps To Help You

There are so many apps that can help you with designing your dream home, you may not need to pay for much help at all. There are apps to record measurements, see furniture before you buy it in certain rooms, and so much more. Take advantage of these apps and you’ll come up with something brilliant! Simply search for them using your smartphone and you’ll get plenty of options.

Think About Where You See Yourself In The Future

Where do you see yourself in the future? With a dog? Or even kids? Make sure you design your home with that in mind! If you don’t, you’ll end up in a pickle maybe having to undo work you’ve done, or change things after spending a fortune. You don’t want that, so make sure you consider the future as you come up with your plans.

Sketch It

If you want to start off really simply, just sketch your ideas on paper if you like. You can then show these to the people you’re working with, or just use them to give yourself a nudge in the right direction. An architect could build on them to make sure they work.

Beautify All Areas Of Your Home

Beautify all areas of your home, from the basement to the garden. Don’t neglect any areas to truly make this place your dream home. How will you make the garden your dream garden? Will you add your favourite flowers, and a hammock? How will you make even the most boring and dull areas of the house seem exciting? Make a plan so that the entire home is beautiful from all angles. There are probably all kinds of things you can do yourself for a fraction of the price, so don’t necessarily think you need people to do everything for you.

Designing your dream home should take you a fair bit of time if you do it properly. You don’t want to miss anything important, or it could mean spending a lot more money and starting over again. Take your time and find people you can work with well to get the job done properly. Eventually, you’ll be able to live in a property you consider to be your dream home. What could be a better feeling than that? Enjoy the process and  you’ll have an amazing place to live!

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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