Now that you have made that bold decision to build a home of your dream, it absolutely important to get the best home you can imagine. For you and all of us, building the home of our desire is one time affair in our life time. As a consequence, the right home plan is very crucial in your scheme of things. One can’t build a home until a blue print is clearly drawn initially in the mind of the owner; perhaps the idea of a great home is planted in the mind, just like a seed is sown in the soil. Once the seed is nurtured in your mind, you can start laying the foundation; visualize how the home looks and the exact needs of your family. Just try to nurture the idea of that dream home in your mind.
However, to jumpstart building your home, you need to be extra careful. Just remember that it is a one time affair. You can’t just go wrong- ever. It will be too costly. Finding the “right plan” may be too difficult and confusing. How ever, it is the ultimate key to the success of constructing a new home. You probably have a vague idea of the type of design you wanted to build. Plenty of options beckon you- thousands of designs to choose from, single story versus multistory, home style with great decoration ideas, traditional or modern type, an out door porch or an attached green house. These choices can be bewildering; putting all those ideas together and taking in to account all those tiny bits of details that go in to your home, can be very daunting and some times exasperating. How ever, a bit of smart and right thinking can lead to a series of wise decisions leading to construction of a model home.
One important way to help explain what you would like to see in your new home is to make a list of all those positives and negatives of the house you used to live before. You and your spouse know by now, what you liked about that house, so just make a list of all pluses and minuses. Just sort out the most liked ones and come to a proper conclusion. Add to this list, all those minute things that need to go in to your future home. Take your spouse and children in to confidence; after all you are going to live with them in your home. Once the list is ready, prioritize them in to different categories. Just to lead you, here is a small check list, which can lead you to take some decisions:
First and foremost, ask yourself whether you are married or single. Requirements and specs do change just on this one single point. If married, do you have children in your family or planning to have some in future? If yes, are you planning to construct separate room for each child or will they be sharing the room? How many bath rooms are necessary to cater to your daily needs? Will you and your spouse frequently work at the home? Do your in-laws stay with you in future? Do you require separate formal and informal spaces for different occasions? Do you wish to add workshop and garage facilities adjoining the house?