When it comes to finding the right home for your, or building it yourself, there are a number of challenges to overcome on the way to discovering or creating your perfect dream home. Perhaps especially when building, or remodeling, your own home, it can be tricky to pin down exactly what you want and need in a home, and that’s a shame. After all, it’s incredibly important to us to have that dream home that perfectly suits us and reflects our inner workings and personality. We’re deeply invested in this idea of a perfect sanctuary to retreat to at the end of the workday or simply during a period of duress. Therefore, it’s a good idea to give your dream home plenty of thought before you make any hasty and regrettable decisions that will affect you moving forward. Here are a few things to consider.
First and foremost, there are some somewhat gimmicky, no offense meant, types of homes you may want to consider. For example, a “tiny house.” The tiny house movement is a new trend focusing on building your own home of a modest size as a sort of minimalist home with a corresponding lifestyle. One potential benefit of this a home on wheels, a true mobile home, that you can take from place to place as needed or to allow for traveling without ever technically leaving home. As with most minimalist endeavors, of course, this is a great choice for people who aim for simple living, and I think there’s a part of all of us that desire this kind of life. Another great idea is a house boat. House boats provide a similar sort of benefit as a tiny house, both because they tend to be below average size compared to a landlocked house and because the home, itself, is travel ready. You could stock up on West Marine gear and camp out on the sea or go fishing on a whim. It’s hard to beat for the adventurous type, and for the simple living type.
Another factor to consider when building your dream home is the feel you want your house to evoke, and there are a few ways to accomplish the feel you want. For starters, consider a theme for you home, or even for a single room, or several themes across several rooms. This can bring your home to life by giving it a cohesive feel. One great theme idea is an oceanic theme. For this theme, you want to start with a palette of cool colors like blues and greens, as well as some particularly aquatic shades like turquoise, teal, and seafoam. You would also want to add to it some thematically appropriate decor such as seashells, anchors, retro diving helmets, etc. Let’s not forget the power of simply hanging paintings, posters, etc. that are on theme This type of theming also accomplished, at least in part, one of your major goals, which is creating a home that speaks to your unique personality.