Seven Step Guide to Creating Your Forever Home

16.09.19 03:30 PM By Luke Davies

It’s time, to build the home that you have been dreaming of for all of those years. Not sure how to go about building your forever home? We are here to answer all of the unknown questions and supply some helpful tips that will save time, headaches and a whole lot of trouble.

1. INVEST IN SOFT FURNISHINGS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOO SCARED TO GET

Your nest is empty, the kids have left home so there will be no more parties, spilled food and drinks or accidents that will ruin the carpet. Splash out and buy the couch you have always wanted but been to scared to get, it’s all about making it a place to retreat, share memories and relax.


Fall in love with your home again.

2. COMPLETE YOUR HOME WITH QUALITY FINISHINGS

Quality often results in sustainability and durability. There is nothing worse than going cheap and then five years later having the hassle of replacing finishings. Choosing quality that will last a lifetime in the long run is going to be more economical. Tasmanian Oak Floorboards are completely indulgent that also comes with a hefty price tag, but they stand the test of time and look great. Often cheap finishings also look dodgy, we’re not saying you have to choose the marble bench top but select a few things you really would like to see last.

3. NAIL YOUR LAYOUT

Really think about what lay out is going to suit your lifestyle. How much storage do you need, how much time will you be spending in the kitchen or the living room, how many time and how many people will be paying visits.
Customised designs are really important for this reason alone, every household has different needs and that’s why a cookie cutter approach should never be used when addressing home design. Positioning? Do you want morning sun? The reasoning behind your home design should always have a lot of thought, especially if you don’t want to move again!

4. ENTERTAIN WITH EASE

Entertaining is one of the greatest pleasures, enjoying quality time with friends and family in a home that can host just as well as you can. If you are a big entertainer, big outdoor and indoor dining facilities should be considered, use your home to its full potential. A butler's kitchen is always a wise investment for food and wine storage, or maybe a full wine cellar would be put to better use? Another big consideration to create the ultimate entertaining house is party lights. Lighting your outdoor area appropriately will keep allow you to fully utilise the space you have thoughtfully created. 

5. LOCATION LOCATION

This is as simple as asking yourself the question, where do I want to live? If you haven’t secured a block of land yet that matches your criteria, consult with a company that provides house and land packages, it streamlines the process leaving more time for things you love to do. Like seeing the grandchildren, playing golf, wining and dining or travelling.

6. LANDSCAPE WITH LOW MAINTENANCE

Speaking of doing things you love, time spent slaving away in the backyard mowing grass, pulling weeds, raking up leaves isn’t always time well spent. Choosing plants that don’t require ongoing support, minimising the pot plants that need watering, and creating a low maintenance yard can create a relaxing home, knowing that there are little to no chores to tend to.

7. NEVER MOVE HOME AGAIN, ENJOY AND RETREAT


WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DAVIES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION?

We offer House and Land Packages, communication applications throughout the whole process in addition to a virtual walk through of your home pre build to share with your friends and family. 

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