Once you’ve managed to find the house that suits you, avoiding the pitfalls produced by tunnel vision no longer seems quite so straightforward. Historic homes, existing homes, and stick-built homes call for different approaches. What would an interior decorator do in this situation? It’s time to apply some of their wisdom!
The first time you see a set of blueprints, it’s easy to get caught up in the small details. Picking roofing shingles, siding materials, and where every last electrical socket should go can quickly get out of hand. Define your budget and stick to it as closely as you can. The numbers you devise will guide you and help dictate your choices in terms of materials and aesthetics.
What furniture would you prefer to have? Do you have kids and pets? Would multipurpose rooms make sense for your lifestyle? Start here and come up with some quick answers to get the ball rolling.
These days, curating an ideas-collection board is easier than ever before. While you had to organize scrapbooks of magazine cuttings in the past, now there are multiple smartphone apps and browser websites that can handle that for you.
Watching home improvement shows on TV and parsing through Internet blogs and articles can give you an extra boost of inspiration when you’re feeling discouraged or stuck.
This so-called “mood board” will change as the home construction process continues. After all, even your best-laid plans could be affected by unpredictable variables such as bad weather, labor shortages, and supply chain delays.
One more thing: we advise you to exercise some flexibility. Going with the flow is one of the easiest ways to minimize stress during each phase of the home building process. New homes won’t take shape overnight; sometimes, they’ll take months.
Write down realistic measurements as more of the interiors come together. That way, you can get a better sense of the amount of floor space you’ll have for furniture, appliances, and fixtures.
Don’t ignore the importance of taking vertical measurements as well, either. Without these figures, window curtains, bookshelves, and wall art will end up being placed incorrectly!
Here at Gnu Homes, we want to give you a fresh home buying and home building experience. We are focused on design, and our homes are designed to be lived in as soon as possible. Are you ready to get the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to Join the Herd! We’ve got a contact page where you can reach us! You can also get in touch with us by phone at 443-212-8218. Are you social? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!