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Building your own home
One of the first things that you could consider is building your own home. It could be the most expensive way to get your dream home, but think about it, every decision made is down to you. From the choice of materials, the layout, the overall design, everything. Creating your dream home can literally happen by doing that. It may take a lot of work and patience, and require you to find the perfect plot of land, but it could be the perfect way to create your dream home. There are ways you can do it on a budget, and you can consider different materials as well that could be more sustainable. There is so much to consider and it is certainly one for the bucket list.
Changing the layout of an existing building to work for you
Maybe you are already a home. You love the location, you love the street, it’s close by to everything, its; big enough, but it’s just not perfect. Maybe the layout just doesn’t work for you. This could be resolved by changing the layout. Turning a room and giving it a different a use. Maybe knocking a wall or two down and making it open plan. There are options that you have that can turn a house from just being your home into your dream home.
Adding an extension
Perhaps you love the location of your house right now. It’s on a sizeable plot, it has great neighbours, its close to shops and schools, but maybe it just isn’t big enough. This is when an extension could solve all of your problems. You could look at a one story extension, where you extend a dining area, a kitchen, or a living room. With the addition of bifold doors it could be a great feature to your home and make it such a lovely and usable space. The next thing you could consider is an extension when it comes to bedroom. A second story extension can be a great way to add value when it comes to bedrooms.
Making use of loft or basement areas
Maybe you are lucky enough to have a loft area or a basement that you could utilise. These could easily be turned into bedrooms and living areas. It is a great way to add value to your home and also make your home a more usable space when it comes to your family. It is another way of adding more space to your home, especially if you have a growing family, and it can be a cheaper alternative to an extension.
Decorating your home is your prerogative
The way you decorate your home can turn your dream into a reality. Perhaps you love a particular style of decoration, or maybe you have a favourite colour. How you decorate your home is your prerogative, so take the chance to decorate it exactly how you see fit. Have feature walls, change the paint colors, showcase all of your favourite pictures. Do whatever it takes to make it work, and just enjoy the process. It can be a great experience to source things for your home, especially furniture that you love and that matches the style you have gone for.
Minimise the clutter
Clutter can be a hard thing to overcome in your home. Sometimes we just can’t help it, and that we can end up being in a situation where there is too much of it around the home. Take some time to declutter and minimize your living spaces. Simple things like using five minutes a day to get rid of things, or even just taking the time out to spend time on each room and only keeping things in your home that you love, want or need. It can make a massive difference to how your home looks.
Think about your outside space
The outside space can make a massive difference tohow your home looks, so it might be time to invest some money and your efforts into the garden. Buy some new furniture. Create zones such as a dining area or a patio, and make use of the space you have. You will utilise it as an addition to your home instead of seeing it as a separate entity.
What about the kerb appeal?
The kerb appeal is really important when it comes to your home. First impressions count for a lot. Simple things like cleaning the windows, clearing the driveway and paths, and making sure the front yard or garden is kept neat and tidy. This your dream home, so you will want people to see how proud you are of it.
Embrace the seasons and holidays
Finally, maybe you want to embrace the seasons and holiday periods. Decorate your home with lights for christmas, put up a spring or autumn wreath on your door. Think about different flowers and how you decorate and present your home. It can be so much fun as well as adding to the decoration of your home.
Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to creating your dream.
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