Published at Friday, February 15th, 2019 - 14:40:16 PM. Dream Home. By Austin Lagi.
What Makes A Dream Home : Homes are unique in that although for many of us, it is the largest purchase well make, we may buy several over the course of a lifetime. Sometimes we outgrow our homes and sometimes our homes outgrow us. Defining a dream home is a personal exercise, but whatever makes a home a dream home, there are certain universal considerations. A dream home isnt a dream if its not in your dream location. Some people prefer a downtown condo, with nightlife nearby. Others prefer a gated community in the suburbs with strong schools. There are homes along riverfront property or zero-lot lines to choose from as well. Before you can find your dream home, you must know your dream location and community. Find an area that has your requirements: up and coming vs established, full of young families or retired couples or both, near good schools and parks or an easy commute to work. Think about what you want the entire home experience to be like before you commit to a home or offer. Once youve decided on what makes your dream neighborhood, think about what is driving you to purchase? New family? New job? Retirement? Job transfer? Just married or just divorced? Answering some simple and easy questions at the beginning of your search can eliminate hassle later. Know your square footage requirements, what you must have in a home and what you cant stand. Some people want to buy an existing home and others want a custom build. Even when working with a builder, know what elements make up a dream home. Whatever the reason you are buying a home, there is always one key factor: location. Whether you are buying based on the schools, the commute to work, proximity to a golf course or want a gated community, the location of your home is the first part of making your dream come true. Know what you want in regards to location and what that means. A riverfront property or a downtown loft, both bring out different aspects of home ownership. As you continue to look in your desired location, think about the layout and design of the houses you are viewing. Will your current furnishings and décor look good and fit in the space? Or does buying a new home mean all new furniture? Also consider your lifestyle, if you enjoy hosting events in your home, think about the guest friendly attributes. For those who are downsizing, ensure your treasured items fit in the new smaller space. If you love to garden, a zero lot line home may not be for you. Lastly, make sure that your potential dream home fits your budget. Its not easy to continue to host events when your mortgage has eaten into your entertaining budget. Every dream home will have some need for repair and maintenance, make sure that you are able to build and keep a savings account for such events and emergencies. A broken water heater or blown air conditioning system on the first day of summer can happen in any home, dream or not. By being able to articulate what makes your dream home, you are one step closer to finding the home of your dream today!.
A Guide In Building Your Dream Home : Have you ever wanted to live in a house which you always desire to have? Despite the challenges in our economic capacities, building our dream homes is still not close to impossibility. If youre not sure how to do it, we compiled some tips to guide you. Read on to know how to get started in building your dream home. Stay future-oriented. If you currently running low on budget, that is just fine. There are a good number of house plans which can make building of your dream home possible. Also, you need to consider those which are possible to architectures you would love to have. Looking at the house plan, is it possible to add another story later? How about porches? Seeking professional opinion from a builder is also encouraged. Spend more in some areas, save on others. Decide on what materials to use in different spaces of your room based on your preferences - like hardwood floors or just laminated wood works. Also, if you wish for a granite counter top but you lack the budget for it, consider those materials which will do the trick of making it look like granite. Decide on how much space to occupy. For modern homes, home builders usually recommend wise spacing in building a house. Lower the square footage on rooms which you dont use too often and stick with an open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings are also something to avoid as they make the space less comfy and sacrifice the energy bill. Ask help from friends. Home construction are usually very expensive especially for home that seems more like a luxury type. If you want to save on labor costs, ask some friends who has experience in home construction and make a deal. Choose those friends that you have helped in the past because they are most likely to respond. Throw in some personality at your interiors. You can paint each room one color and different on the others depending on who stays there. Research on the internet about good color combinations as well as stylish items for sale in online warehouses to complement the space. This is the fun part so make sure to unleash your artistic side to make your home looks like what youve always dreamt it. Other tips to remember. When it comes to handling your budget, you need to know how to save in construction costs as well as in operating costs. Exercise proper bidding to get the best deal on your choice of materials. Stick with the conventional construction techniques and always remember to use safe and environment-friendly materials. Making use of these tips will enable you to build a cost-effective dream home. It may be tricky, but building your dream home on a budget is still possible. There may be times that you go beyond what allotted but it still counts at your advantage at the end of the day. Good luck!
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