There are many things that can stop you from achieving your dream home including the cost and the availability. However, there may be surprising ways to get around these obstacles, allowing your dream home to be in reach. Below are just a few ways in which you can make the home of your dreams a more realistic goal.
Does Location Matter?
For many of us, location is a big deal. It may be essential that you have certain amenities on your doorstep and it could be essential that the area is safe and friendly.
However, by making certain sacrifices when it comes to location, you could find that you are able to afford a lot more for your money. While you probably do not want to sacrifice a safe neighborhood, you may find that you are willing to sacrifice small perks such as having easy access to a shop or good public transport links – perks that might otherwise push the price up.
An area with a lot of local job opportunities or social opportunities can often be more expensive. If you are retired or you work remotely and you are not a social butterfly, a remote location could suit you down to the ground. What might get you a two bedroom apartment in New York or San Francisco could get you a four-bed house in rural Mississippi or West Virginia. You may have more chance of affording luxury features such as a large yard, a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom, or a kitchen with an island.
Can You Build Your Dream Home?
If the issue is finding a home that ticks all your boxes, the solution could be to design and build your very own home. This could allow you to create a home containing all your dream features.
A custom home builder company will be able to handle design and construction for you. You simply tell them the key features you want and they will work with you to build a home that meets your specs.
The most difficult part is likely to be affording it all. While building a house can sometimes be a lot cheaper than buying an existing house, you have the added cost of buying the land. Land prices can vary widely – ideally, you want to invest in decent buildable land that is not going to restrict your plans.
Can You Achieve Your Dream Home By Renovating?
What if you could turn your current home into your dream home? By renovating your home, you may be able to incorporate some of those dream features.
There will definitely be certain limitations – no matter how much work you do, you can not turn an apartment into a mansion. However, you could be surprised by what you can achieve by rethinking the layout, converting, and extending. Even if you are not able to extend your home, think about the ways you can transform your interior. You do not have to buy a new home to achieve granite worktops or a walk-in shower.
Final Thoughts About Your Dream Home
Whether it be by remodeling or building your dream home, the biggest thing to take into consideration is the location. Being in the right place has a lot to do with being totally happy with your dream home and making it a reality. However, you may not be able to get everything you want close by and some sacrifices may have to be made.
As far as building or renovating, the choice is yours. Just make sure you pick a reputable and dependable contractor or builder to complete the work.
Tell me, have you built your dream home or had your current home turned into one by remodeling?