Considerations for choosing your dream home

November 15, 2021 4:23 pm


What does your dream home look like? Is it a city apartment or a country cottage? If you’ve been planning a move to a dream home, there are many things to consider. Here we look at some of those considerations before making a decision that will have a big impact on your life:

  1. Buy or Build?

Does your dream home already exist or do you have a concept in your head that you want to turn into a reality? Finding a home that perfectly meets the needs of you and your family is a goal for many and you need to decide if you can settle for a close match with a property that’s already been built, choose a fixer upper to make your own or start a build project from scratch. There are pros and cons for all of these options and a lot will depend on how much time and money you have to pour into the dream.

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  1. Budget

Making your dream a reality will depend in large part on the size of your budget. During the planning stage, it is important to spend time analysing exactly what your budget is and how much different options are going to cost. Remember to factor in costs such as remodelling, labour, planning permission, appliances, decorating and materials.

  1. Location

Families may wish to choose to live in an urban area with lots of facilities, such as play areas and good schools. Whereas those looking for a retirement property might opt for an out of town or edge of town more rural and quiet location. For more information on Park Homes for Sale in Gloucestershire, visit www.parkhomelife.  Location is key as you’ll need to have access to transport options and amenities. However, you might dream of escaping it all and being more self-sufficient. Whatever your dream home looks like in your imagination, make sure it’s situated somewhere that will make you happy.

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  1. Maintenance

The amount of upkeep required should be a big consideration when choosing a home. There is no joy in finding your dream home to then end up unable to afford the upkeep of it. This includes both the interior and exterior of the property. Don’t be in a rush to find your dream home. A bit of patience can pay off for finding the right home that won’t cost the earth to maintain.

  1. Layout

In terms of the design of the property, think about your lifestyle and how the layout fits in with this. Do you want open plan living? Are there enough bedrooms and bathrooms in convenient places? The kind of layout that will work best for you depends a lot on your personal circumstances, for example, whether you have young children or you’re looking to retire.

  1. Privacy

This is a big selling point as most homeowners wish to enjoy their property and garden spaces without being overlooked. Consider how much privacy is important to you when choosing your dream home.