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Where To Start When You’re Building A Dream Home

Where To Start When You’re Building A Dream Home

Building your dream home will always be an incredibly exciting experience. From the beginning, you will have total freedom over the way your place looks, feels, and comes together, creating some entirely unique to you. Throughout this process, you will have loads of little jobs to do, and a lot of decisions to make. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring one of the most important parts of your home; the outside. Along with this, though, it will also help you to plan your build from start to finish.

Starting with the outside of your home makes sense for a lot of reasons. In most cases, a lot of people will have thought mostly about the spaces inside, and might not have any idea of what they want from the exterior. To make sure this goes smoothly, it all has to start with a plan, including all of the features and design elements you will have on the outer portion of your house. Below, you can find some examples of the areas to consider.

The Walls of Your Dream Home

Bricks, concrete, or wood? These are just a handful of the choices you have when you’re looking at the walls of your new home. In most cases, going with stone or wood will be best, as this will create the most natural and wholesome look. Alternatively, though, you could go for something a little more wild, as long as the rest of the place will match it, and it will only take a little bit of paint.

Dream Home (credit: dreamhomelottery.com)
Dream Home (credit: dreamhomelottery.com)

The Doors/Windows

For an architect or designer, doors are one of the most exciting parts of a home to choose. Older style options will make a place feel rustic and homely, whereas modern examples can make a home look sleek and sophisticated. The most import thing to consider with this is time. If there’s a chance your door could be out of fashion after a few years, it would be worth looking for an alternative which has been around for longer. Likewise, windows have the same power, and should be chosen to match the door.

The Roof/Chimney

Finally, as the last area to consider, it will be time to think about the roof. Most homes us standard tiles for this sort of job, making a lot of houses look very similar, and taking the life out of suburban areas. To avoid this, using an option like slate roof tiles can make a big difference. Not only will they look different to the homes around you, but they could also be harder wearing than the conventional approach to a roof, ensuring that they will last long into the future.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start doing some research into the work you will have to do to improve the outside of your home. A lot of people spend years working to perfect their place, doing small DIY jobs here and there for a long time. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, if you’re willing to put some work in.

(cover image credit: © 2017 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved).

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