The most important things to consider when building your forever home?
There comes a time in life when you just want to settle down and raise a family and you think that building your forever home makes more sense than ever. Since this is one of the biggest investments you will make, you don’t want to look back and regret spending large amounts of money on something you’ll eventually outgrow. So make sure you consider these guidelines to build your own ‘happily ever after’ home.
What makes a ‘forever home’?
Most of you probably tend to say that there is no such thing as a forever home. How can it actually last forever? While this term used in the home building industry and real estate may be bold and subjective, there are some homes that are indeed built to last.
From quality materials and finishes, great location and facilities, a smart mix of spaces and a sense of community, you may feel the time is right to make a final move to that ‘forever home’. This would be that place you and your family will call your own for the best years of your life.
Are you looking for a custom designed, quality built home? Contact Adam Mason Homes and explore the possibilities today!
Be in the right place at the right time
You probably hear this a lot but it’s the first and most important condition when building your forever home. Location, location, location…that’s what most of the architects/real estate advisors and home builders would tell you from the very beginning.
That is why you should think of that perfect spot that fits your needs and lifestyle. Whether it’s in the proximity of your children’s school, shopping malls or public transportation, you should always choose your location wisely. But how would you know you found that perfect location? It always comes at the right time in life.
Choose the right expert to bring your ideas to life
Furthermore, once you chose that great piece of land for your forever home, work with a specialist to make your dream a reality. Choose a home builder you can trust, one that keeps your best interests at heart and guides you in the right direction. Once you have met with your builder, they can begin to develop an understanding of your needs and what you’re looking for in a forever home.
Therefore, speak with your custom home builder about your budget, the key features you’d love to incorporate into the design and how these can be appropriately transformed as the years go by.
Less is more when it comes to interior design
Next, it’s time to look at the ‘software’ of your home: interior design. Most of the architects would say that, when building a forever home, timeless design would be your best bet.
At Adam Mason Homes, we believe in flexibility and versatility. When choosing the colour palette for your forever home, we recommend you to set some boundaries to keep the design manageable and realistic. Bold paint choices for your walls may not be the best option for a forever home. Instead, consider incorporating bright pops of colour with easily interchangeable décor items, such as wall art, rugs, cushions or throws. This way, you can easily alter the style of a room with little expense or effort, whenever you like!
Never compromise on quality
Moreover, you should pay close attention to material selection. Sit down with your designer or builder to discuss your options, as well as the durability of the materials available. You’ll need to ensure they will stand the test of time, with the ability to be easily modernised.
For instance, you can use floor-to-ceiling tiles in your bathroom and select a timeless neutral colour that will be easy to keep. Opting for engineered-stone benchtops and quality vanity cabinets made from moisture-resistant boards will ensure your bathroom remains beautiful for years to come.
Let there be light!
Finally, lighting is another important element to consider when building your forever home. From ambient lights to accent lights, they can make or break a space. Plus, lighting changes the mood of a room in an instant and creates a welcoming atmosphere when implemented correctly. Choose LED downlights with cool-white globes to create a clean and bright feeling. Or install cosy warm-white lighting that will make your house feel like a home.
Thoughtfully selected outdoor lighting is equally important when planning your forever home to ensure the safety of your family. Sensor flood lighting, for example, should be used to illuminate all access paths and driveways for added security. It also ensures the paths are visible during the evening and will turn on automatically if any movement is detected.
If you need any home building services, call Adam Mason Homes at 07 3170 3770 and tell us how your dream home looks like.
Stay tuned for our next blog post to find out what other important things you need to take into consideration when planning your forever home project.
Your friend and home building expert,