We all want what’s best for our children, and there’s no denying that a suitable family home is important for family life. A place where we can rest, grow together and spend quality time. An environment that makes us feel happy, calm and inspired. If you’re in a financial position where you can finally make your dream home a reality, here’s how you can go about it.
Buy Your Dream Home
If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a home that’s already perfect for you. Something in the right area and with the right layout. The correct number of bedrooms and bathrooms that you need, and ready to move into. Definitely the easiest option, and ideal if you’re looking to move right in. Maybe a bit of redecoration and cosmetic work, but something that’s ready to go. You’ll need to decide on your budget and relentlessly scour properties until something suitable comes up. If you’re looking for a home in a popular area, anything that comes onto the market will get snapped up very quickly. Enlisting the help of a good estate agent can help.
Renovate An Existing House
If you can’t find exactly what you’re after, another option is to renovate an existing home. Providing its the right size and in the right area, you can strip everything back to the bare bones and design it exactly how you want it. Despite this being an incredibly big job, you’re likely to save money still compared with buying a house that’s already finished. Most people charge a premium for ‘move in ready’ homes as they know it’s what a lot of buyers want. So renovating could be an excellent way to customize everything and save you a chunk of money too. The only problem with this method is old houses can throw up potentially significant problems- asbestos, dodgy plumbing and bad wiring. These will be expensive to fix, and so always get a full survey done before putting in an offer.
Build Your Own Home
The most extreme way to get your dream home, but definitely the most rewarding. Having your own home built means you can get it exactly how you want it. You get to make every decision in the designing and planning process and have a huge influence on how the finished thing looks. Unlike renovating an old house, there’s no worry of uncovering expensive problems since everything is started from scratch. You could either get the help of an architect, or visit the House Plan Shop to decide on how the overall structure will look. From there you can design and plan every room to exactly your taste. Building your own home is something most people dream of, so if you’re ever able to go for it, it would make for an amazing experience.
So there you have it, three ways to obtain your dream home. While something like this can be years in the making, it’s an incredible thing to aim for. And for now, you have the likes of Pinterest and blogs to inspire you with their swoon-worthy, immaculate decor ideas!
Do you live in your dream home, or are you in the process of saving up?