If you have recently purchased either a lot of land or an existing home that needs a lot of fixing up then it can be tough to know where to start in terms of creating your dream home. The best thing to do is to break things down into some steps to start. Here are some helpful pointers on where to start.
Visualize the home in your mind
The first thing you want to do is to picture what kind of style that you want the home to be. Might this be ultra modern, perhaps more traditional in its design or somewhere in between? For some, they want to have their home reflect themselves so pick something that you feel will fit best and resonate with you.
Connect with a Designer
Once you have picked a direction for the look and feel of your home, then it is handy to hire a designer. A professional will assist you with more of the fine details and cohesiveness of what you are trying to achieve. It can be helpful to hire a designer that has experience with the style of home that is of interest to you as well so you really hit the ground running.
The next helpful step is to map out each room for what you want its function to be. Make a list of what you want to have and even gather a collection of images of rooms that you’ve seen either online or in magazines to help finalize your design direction.
Lighting is very important and can really make or break a room. From natural light to picking paint colors to the right fixtures they can all play a significant role in making each room feel warm and inviting. Natural light is the best kind so consider capitalizing on that and having your home’s design benefit from it as much as possible.
At the end of the day our outdoor spaces are extensions of our living areas weather permitting. Not only do you want to consider what you want to plan on having outside, but you will want to be sure that the design flows outside as well. Keep similar themes, colors and design elements so they are consistent throughout both indoor and outdoor spaces. Remain in close touch with your designer as you progress with your planning. Designers can also often be a good resource for what you can and cannot do structurally as well as what’s allowed with local building codes.