Saturday, 4 November 2017

Building From Scratch: Making Your New House Awesome

The chances are that when you were a child, on more than one occasion, you drew how your dream house would look. You most probably took inspiration from Barbie’s dream house and created home designs that were very pink and pretty. Today, however, your dream home probably looks very different to the images you created as a child, but nevertheless, you still have ideas of what you would like your ideal home to look like - don’t we all!

While some of us dream of having a heated pool and complimentary hot tub, others of us aspire to own a home that is completely sustainable or built with many natural elements to it. Regardless of what you would like your dream home to look like, designing and building a home from scratch would be a dream come true for most of us. That’s why, if you have the opportunity to build a home from scratch, taking advantage of it is so important.

If you have the choice to build a home from scratch, naturally you want to ensure that you build an awesome property. After all, you have the opportunity to build a home that is a perfect fit for your needs, which is why ensuring that you get the design and features just right is so important. For a few ideas and pieces of inspiration, read on.

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Choose a theme or style

When it comes to building your home from scratch, one of the most important steps that you can take is to choose a theme or style. You may already have an idea of the type of property that you would like to live in, such as a beautiful redbrick house, an ultra-modern wood and glass combination, or a building that is completely unique. You may want a normal house shape, or you may prefer the idea of a building that is totally revolutionary. Take the time to sit down and think about what you want your new home to be like - this isn't something that you want to rush, it’s a process that you need to take seriously. After all, once you have picked a style for your home, it’s not something that is easy to change. Make sure that you think practically when selecting a design style, and choose something that will stand the test of time.

Be clear about the important things

Don’t make the mistake of purely thinking about the design and features that you want your new home to incorporate. It is also important that you take the time to think about the different aspects of your new home. Things like what central heating you will have in place, and whether you will need to install oil tanks, for instance, is important. Will you be having a fire and chimney built in? Then there are the electronics to think about - what approach do you want to take? Do you want to consider having a home that’s run partly on solar power, or wholly on solar power even? There’s also the water pipes to consider and where your bathroom and kitchen can be situated within the property. These are all the kinds of things that it can be beneficial to discuss with a professional contractor and property designer, to ensure that you have thought every aspect of your home’s creation through.

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Think about room designs

Another aspect of building your home from scratch that you need to think about is room designs, including sizes and layouts. There are some incredible ideas for unique rooms online, from bedrooms with glass floors to bathrooms with walk-in bathtubs, there are some amazing ideas out there. Whether you want to incorporate a spiral staircase and slide into your property, a treehouse bedroom, or a staircase with pull out storage, taking the time to think about your new home’s design is vital. You don’t want to rush the process and miss out anything important, do you? Which is why taking the time to ensure that you get each room design perfect is vital. For ideas and inspiration, Pinterest is an amazing tool to use.

Be selective when choosing features

Remember, when it comes to choosing features for your home, it is important to be selective about what features you opt to incorporate. A mistake that you don’t want to make is choosing features that look ‘cool’ now but will be outdated and look strange in a few years time. Think long-term when it comes to the design of your home, and ensure that you select features that you know will continue to look good, and be practical, for many years to come.

Don’t forget your outdoor space

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking purely about the home that they are building and not about the outdoor space that comes with it. So it is important to ensure that you take your outdoor space into account when designing and building your new home. Because the fact is that you want to ensure that you have plenty of garden space to play with and that your home doesn’t overtake the entire plot of land. As for what you can do with your garden, that will depend on the size and shape of it. Think about what you’ve always dreamed of having, such as a swimming pool or hot tub, for instance, and find a way to incorporate those ideas into the design of your garden.

When it comes to building a new home from scratch, it isn’t easy to come up with a design for it. Sure, you may have some ideas about the type of place that you want to create, but that doesn’t mean you know how to create an amazing space. Coming up with a house design is a process that takes time, and shouldn’t be rushed. Hopefully, when it comes to designing your home design, the tips and ideas above will help to make the process easier and less stressful.

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