If you have just purchased either a lot of land or more commonly a home that needs a lot of fixing up, Cervone Deegan + Associates knows it can be hard to know where to start in terms of creating your dream home. The best thing to do is to break things down into some steps to begin. Here are some helpful hints on where you can start.
Visualize the Home in Your Mind
The very first thing you want to do is to imagine what style you want the home to be. Might this be ultra-modern? Or perhaps more craftsmen or Victorian in its design? Some people want the home to reflect themselves so pick something that you feel will fit best and resonate with you.
Consult with a Designer
Once you have picked a direction for the look and feel of your home, then it is helpful to hire a designer. A professional designer will assist you with more of the fine details and cohesiveness of what you are trying to execute. It can be helpful to pick a designer that has experience with the style of home that is of interest to you as well.
The next helpful step is to map out each room for what you want its function to be. Make a list of what you want to have and even collect images of rooms that you’ve seen either online or in magazines to help land on a final design direction.
Lighting is so important and can really make or break a room. From natural light to paint colors to fixtures they can all play a critical role in making each room feel warm and inviting. Natural light is always the best kind so consider playing on that and having your design benefit from it as much as you can.
Outdoor spaces are extensions of our living areas for a good part of the year, weather permitting. Not only do you want to consider what you want to plan on having outside, but you will want to make sure that the design flow carries outside as well. Choose similar themes, colors, and design elements so they are consistent throughout both indoor and outdoor spaces. Remain in close touch with your designer as you progress with your planning. They can also be a resource for what you can and cannot do structurally as well as what’s allowed with local building codes.