5 Professional Tips on Building the Luxury Home of Your Dreams

More than 9.5 million Canadians own a house, with many of them seeking to build their ideal custom home.

Being a homeowner means having the ability to upgrade and modify your house to make it more suited to your needs. Alternatively, it might imply starting from scratch and designing your dream house in a bespoke construction.

Custom building your house allows you to have it look, feel, and function exactly the way you want it to from the day you move in.

Follow these five tips to make designing your ideal house a dream come true; as if you’ve arrived.

Define a List of Luxury Must-Haves

Designing a home from scratch or from an already existing space can be exciting. It gives you the opportunity to create the perfect home with all the extras you dream of in luxury construciton.

It’s best to take a step back and figure out exactly what you want your dream home to have.

Making a list of things you absolutely must have in your home will first help you check off the more important aspects. For example, you may want a large kitchen to cook for your friends and family, or a cozy fireplace to enjoy during the cold winter months.

Using this list as a starting point will help you decide what to include in your design and what things are less important. This can help speed up the process and give you a clear idea of what you want from your home. Regardless of what your needs and wants are, the team here at Homes By Hendriks is ready to help you every step of the way.

Choose a Style

Choosing a theme, or style, such as farmhouse or Victorian, can help to guide your design choices. Having this starting will bring your design together and help you to find appropriate inspiration to view with our designers.

From there you choose great colours, d├ęcor based around the theme that you choose.

One of the easiest ways to come up with a theme is by looking through Pinterest for inspiration. There are endless home design ideas there to help you narrow down the design choices. Do know that not all of the ideas you’ll find here are build-worthy! Use this startning point as exactly that: a starting point. Design is multi-faceted and design elements need to have appropriate building code standards, function, and quality for our luxury home to come to life. Don’t worry – we’re here to take care of these finer details for you.

Make Functionality a Priority

After you have your theme decided, it’s time to think about how your home will actually function.

You want your design to incorporate everything you will need to live in your home, from entertaining guests and hosting dinner parties to everyday activities like laundry and cleaning.

We also suggest thinking about future uses for your home, such as a nursery for a new baby or the office you would like to prepare for your growing business. This will help make your custom home your forever home.

Check out this post our team created for luxurious customization ideas for your upcoming build with Homes By Hendriks.

Determine Budget

It’s important to know what you can afford before starting the design process. Proper budgeting will make the design process easier and allow you to focus on the things that are most important for your design.

Costing out a new home build is complex, and variable. We answered the most commonly-asked questions about the cost of building a custom home in Ontario in this recent post. With materials, preferences, unexpected changes or circumstances, and a slew of other variables, it’s important to know an appropriate range for your build rather than a single number.

Our team will work with you to create a unique design for your custom build that also mirrors your budget. Knowing and having experience with the above custom home pricing variables allows our team to do so with accuracy.

Don’t Forget the Details

When you are designing your dream home, it can be easy to focus on the big details. But it’s important to remember that the smaller details can really make or break your design.

Think about the lighting, for example. It can have a huge impact on the overall theme you are trying to achieve, and different types of rooms or room uses can impact which types of lighting you should choose. Lighting can also help you save on energy costs!

The design team here at Homes By Hendriks can guide your decisionmaking when it comes to choosing appropriate lighting, and enjoys working with your vision to make it a reality.

To take it a step further, think about the flooring and the finishes for the walls and furniture. Don’t forget the small items either like kitchenware or decorations. You want them to all work together and complement each other with similar finishes and colour palettes.

Create Your Custom Build in Luxury

Designing your dream home can be exciting! It’s one of the best times to try new things and create exactly the home you want.

Don’t let the process overwhelm you. Think about what you want the home to include and how it will function. Develop a theme and work with a trusted designer and contractor to bring that vision to life.

Most of all: have fun! We love helping to bring your ideas into realities.

If you’re looking for a custom home builder in Niagara that you can trust, look no further! Homes By Hendriks is on a mission to build luxury homes for extraordinary lives. We are honoured to have been recognized with many awards from local, provincial and national home builder associations. Book your luxury custom home consultation today!

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