After years of hard work, saving money every month, and dreaming both day and night, you finally have enough money to buy a piece of land in the area of your choice and build the house of your dreams.
Now comes the best, most exciting, and most rewarding part. You have to decide a style for your property, contact a reliable, well-experienced real estate or construction company, and start the incredible journey towards homeownership. Among other things, you should select an entry door, elegant windows, and a visually appealing roof.
But beyond that, it is a matter of looking into specific home designs and taking the time to choose one that fits your personality, that of your family, your wishes, and your needs.
If you are not quite sure where to start, here are a few great options to consider.
Minimalism and Elegance
As the word itself entails, a minimalist approach towards homebuilding is simple, efficient, and maximizes all available resources. It comes then as no surprise that this particular style is most popular in places with small urban areas and harsh weather conditions like Japan, Sweden, and Denmark.
Along with primary colors like white, black, gray, and a few shades of brown, a house or apartment built under the principles of minimalism utilizes clean, smooth materials like steel and some types of plastic. Furthermore, it makes use of a geometric design where natural light is enhanced, and everything appears to be in perfect order and balance. Lastly, it requires little to no decoration and is easily maintained.
Quirky and Unique
The concept of art deco is often described as a style that features vibrancy in color, a combination of both geometric and non-geometric forms, and a noticeable splash of individuality. In essence, it is something that doesn’t conform to existing norms and architectural assumptions but rather stands out in a crowd and isn’t afraid of being recognized.
If this definition matches who you are, what better way to express it than incorporating it into your property? Keep in mind that your house is your house, and thus, as long as what you are doing isn’t offensive to others, you are free to tackle this project as you please.
Remembering Your Childhood
First things first, not all of us were born in the countryside. In fact, some of us might not have even been there. Still, for many, visiting their grandparents’ house outside the city, enjoying barbecues with family and friends, or going fishing with dad bring back beautiful memories. They are memories of simpler times when everything seemed possible and happiness was achieved with ease.
Therein lies the beauty of building a home that resembles a cottage or farmhouse. Whether you live in the middle of the city or as far from civilization as humanly possible, there is no reason why you shouldn’t always carry with you a touch of nature and the remembrances of old.
The Old Country
There are many architectural styles associated with European cities and countries. For instance, if you see a row of white stone houses with a hint of green or blue, immediately you will think of Athens or other cities in Greece. Likewise, if these properties are townhouses with orange roofs, curved eaves, and a chimney, your will probably picture yourself walking down the streets of Amsterdam or a Dutch colonial town in the Caribbean.
Even though Europe is usually said to be an old continent, its houses never seem to go out of style for one reason or another. You can never go wrong, whether you choose German, Italian, Spanish, British, or French building techniques.
Back to the Future
In the last few years of the 20th century, everything that had something to do with the future was in full furor. From the clothes people wore to the cars they drove and the homes they lived in, human beings were keen on expressing their views on what the world post-2000 would be like. Needless to say, this trend faded as soon as people realized that Y2K was nowhere near the reality many feared.
Yet, there’s been a renaissance of all things technologically advanced in the past decade or so. Naturally, this includes the home industry and the way residential properties are designed. From smart alarm systems, speakers, and home appliances to buildings that resemble space shuttles, the future is here to say.
We have taken a look at five of the best home design ideas currently at the forefront. Whichever you choose, make sure it matches your personality and your views. But most importantly, build something you can see yourself living in for a long time and makes you happy.