So you’re thinking of building a home. Maybe you just can’t find the house you’re looking for in the spot you’re looking for, and maybe you just like the idea. Whatever your reasons, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to build your ideal dream home.
Whether you’re looking at simple log house designs or the high tech smart home you’ve always wanted, the design will play an important role in your home’s look and feel. There are two main things to focus on when you’re designing a home. Interior design, the floor plan and layout, will largely be driven by your needs. How big is your family? What amenities are you looking for? The exterior design will be driven by other factors, including the surrounding area and your personal preferences.
Location is an important factor when designing the exterior of your home. You will want your house to fit in with your neighbor’s homes, as well as meeting any HOA standards that apply. Location really is everything when it comes to real estate. What is the neighborhood like? How close are you to things like the grocery store or the city? Where are the nearest schools and what are they like? Most important of all: do you think you’ll fit in there? Do you think you’ll be happy?
If you aren’t happy, then you won’t love your new home, and if you don’t love your new home, then what is the point? You don’t need something fancy in exactly the right location, you need something that will keep you and your family happy. You need a place that you can love, and then it will feel like home, no matter how imperfect it may be in the eyes of others. It may sound corny, but it’s true. Design and location can help you love a place more, but love is the ultimate goal and the most important key.