Understanding Your Own Unique Needs
Creating a checklist of ideas and deciding on important must-haves for any new project is crucial for your home to feel like home. If you are working with an architect, communicate your ideas and get feedback. The size of the home will be important as you will want to consider the number of people who will be living there.
Everyone wants and needs their own space. Get ideas from the architect in order to avoid costly mistakes like having excess rooms that make the house more expensive to maintain and build. If you work from home, add that executive study to cut business expenses. Also, position it where you can have a quiet space that will inspire new ideas and strategies.
Plan on having friends and family over for long luxurious weekends? Consider adding guest bedrooms to accommodate them comfortably. Utilities like the laundry, pantry, basements, or sunrooms for extra entertaining space are also necessary.
Include a large backyard that can be used for entertaining and storing extra items. A storage shed or garage is ideal. The garden is an important need as well, so plan a space where you can grow your own food and keep the animals.
A large family room is an important need as well, allowing you to keep your family together for easier communication. It also makes it easier for guests to feel at home when they come over, as well as having a place to have wedding celebrations with friends and family.
The space should have enough room for everyone’s needs, even if it isn’t big enough to fit the entire family into it. If you have children and pet dogs, consider having extra rooms in case of emergencies or accidents.
Have fun with color! Whether it be bright colors or neutral tones, you’ll make your home more comfortable for everyone in your house. Make sure that all of the rooms are in one color scheme so that they blend into one another.