When it comes to homes, everyone has a picture in their mind of what they want. Maybe it’s a two-story craftsman or farmhouse. Maybe you want something contemporary and modern. Even more than the outside, your dream home has rooms you’ve always hoped for. Perhaps you’re looking for a spa-like bathroom. Maybe you want the perfect home theater room. Dream home want-lists vary widely from person-to-person. Here are three different avenues you can take to design your dream home.
Designing Your Dream Home
Out-of-the-Box – Find Pre-Designed Plans
A lot of times people have a general idea of what they want but are somewhat vague on the specifics. Pre-designed plans are a great way to alleviate this issue. You can find livable house plans that meet the needs and wants of every person’s tastes. Sometimes looking over pre-designed plans will show you a feature you never knew you wanted, but now can’t live without. Also, since these plans eliminate much of the design phase of the project, you can get a contractor working in record time.
Traditional – Hire an Architect
A more traditional path to your dream home is hiring an architect. You show them the build site, tell them what you want, and they design it for you. This is a great option if you know exactly what you want and can afford the added cost of hiring an architect. Using your want list and build site, they will apply their design aesthetic and give you a design. If it’s not what you want, you can work with them on a re-design.
Unpredictable – Remodel
The last option is to buy a house that has good bones and then remodel. Often you can find a house that checks off some of your boxes and you can use the remodel to build in what’s missing. Just be careful as remodels often cost more than you budget for and take longer than you expect.
If you’re ready to move forward on your dream home, congratulations! Whether you decide to go traditional, unpredictable or out-of-the-box, good luck on building your dream.