Everyone has a desire to buy/build and live in his/her dream home. Easily getting a home that matches one’s desires and dreams is a rare case. Therefore, many home owners decide to design their dream home by their own. If, you too could not find your dream home and have decided to design it by yourself then the guidelines presented below will help you a lot to achieve this goal of yours.
Checkout designs of homes in your favorite neighborhood
You know how your dream home should look like but you will still need inspiration to design your home to perfection. That’s why, you should check out houses on sale in your favorite neighborhoods and get inspiration from the houses you find appealing and attractive. Note down the features that you fell in love with and want to add in your home. If, it is possible take photographs of the houses from both inside and outside that stunned you. Photographs will help you remember details that you might otherwise forget.
Select a land to build your home
It is to be noted that design of a home depends a great deal on the place (landscape) where the house is being built. Design of a house that is being built on flat ground is different from the one being built on a hill.
If, you are going to build your dream home in isolated rural locations then you don’t have to care much about acoustics. But if your plot is near areas where there is too much noise then you have to give a great deal of attention to acoustics when designing your home.
It is a better idea to take help from real estate professionals for choosing your plot.
Buy a computation book
Buy a computation book and note down names and numbers of contractors in it. You can paste photographs of your favourite homes in it. You should dedicate the initial pages of this book to things that you want to have in your dream home such as 2 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, room for kids to play wooden flooring in lounge, etc. This book should also include information such as type of construction technique you require. Keep this computation book with you till the end of your project.
Draw your home design on a paper & consult it with an architect
You must remember two important points; you are not a professional architect and you are going to invest a large amount of money for building your dream home. It is recommended that you should make a sketch of your dream home and consult it with a professional architect. You must share the amount of money you can spend on your dream home. A professional architect will guide you about strengths and weaknesses of your home design. He/she will tell you on which features of your home you should spend more and on which to spend less so that your dream home does not exceeded your budget. He will also guide you regarding flood plans, drainage and structural integrity. He/she will help you mould your vision about your home into a practical home design.
Once you have finalized the design of your home with an architect, the next step is to hire an experienced and reliable contractor who can build your dream home successfully.