Many little girls and women dream of their wedding, but I prefer to daydream about finding, who can design and decorate a house to my exact specifications. In my custom dream home, I would never have to say that I hate the way something looks or where it was placed in relation to other spaces. Can you imagine?
I’m the type of person who loves dreaming about my ideal home, searching and browsing online for ideas and inspiration, and even drawing out some of my dream-home-plans. I remember a solo airplane trip when I was in my teens, where I spent most of the flight with my little ruler and grid paper, drawing out elaborate houses, complete with indoor pools, lots of bedrooms and a huge kitchen. While my ideas surrounding what I consider to by my dream home have changed since then, I do still have a picture in my mind of where and how everything is laid out.
A large, welcoming entrance or a smaller, more intimate one?
That is just one area of the house that you can customize. For me, the most important areas of the home would be the kitchen (as it would be for many people), the entertainment room/great room, and the office/studio. I’d want to have room to spread out and work on a variety of creative projects in my office/studio, and I’d want it to be on the main floor with lots of windows and a view—maybe one of the backyard. I’m not as concerned with the size of the master bedroom or other bedrooms—but for resale value I would be sure to make them a decent size, still.
The scrapbook, virtual tours and videos on the SchumacherHomes.com site make it fun to daydream and plan all the features that could go in to your dream home. I like that they have real houses that you can tour to get an idea about scale and how the rooms flow from one to the other. House plans on paper are great, and fun to look at, but seeing how the house has materialized from the drawing is magical.
What areas of the home are most important to you? What do you like about your current home that you’d want to emulate in your dream home?
I wrote this article on custom homes for SchumacherHomes.com. I only write about what I believe in and all opinions are 100% my own. All photos are from the SchumacherHomes.com site.