Designing your dream home is one of the most exciting processes you’ll ever go through, simply because you’ll be able to paint a perfect picture of the home you’ve always dreamed about living and have legitimate professionals bring that dream to life!
At the same time, this is of the kind of process that too terribly many people go through all that often in their lives (if they are lucky enough to go through it once).
You’ll want to be sure that you really knock this process right out of the park, and aside from working with the best home designers in your local area (or working with the best of the best regardless of where they may physically be located) you’ll want to be sure that you make the most of the tips and tricks we highlight for you below.
Look closely into the portfolio of the designers and architects you’re working with.
When you are designing your dream home, you need to be sure that you are working with designers and architects that are capable of bringing your dreams to life – and that means working with experts that have a track record and a history of creating the kinds of homes that you’ve always wanted to live in.
Some designers and architects are able to create amazing projects across a variety of different styles and aesthetics, but others have “wheelhouse” styles that they really knock right out of the park. These are the kinds of architects and designers you’ll want to work with, experts that have experience working with the kinds of homes in the kinds of materials that you want implemented in your project.
Do your research and bring plenty of examples to design meetings.
The more “legwork” you can do for your designers and your architects as far as design inspiration and examples are concerned, the better off you are going to be and the faster your project is going to move.
Look into home magazine, jump online, dive headfirst into the world of Pinterest (with a lifeline, off course – it’s easy to get lost in all that inspiration), and bring all kinds of Instagram posts that show exactly the kinds of elements you want implemented in your home for your designers and your architects to work off of.
Try and paint as accurate a picture as you can with your words and your descriptions, but don’t hesitate to fall back on inspiration from other home and design elements that you’ve fallen in love with.
Don’t be shy about speaking out regarding any of the details you aren’t in love with.
At the end of the day, the odds are pretty good that your initial home design project is going to go through a number of different iterations. Regardless of how experienced and how highly recommended your designers and architects are, the nature of this project is that they are going to lay down “Bones” that you’ll want to shift, maneuver, and adjust or completely omit sometimes.
Appreciate the process for everything it is – a process, first and foremost – and never be shy about speaking out regarding any details you may not be in love with. This is your dream home, after all.