We’ve all thought about our building our dream home one day. You may even have photos saved from magazines, browsed home plans online or have a special ‘Dream Home’ board on Pinterest. However there is a big difference between dreaming about, and actually being ready to build your dream home. For instance, have you discussed it with your family and picked out your ideal neighborhoods? Maybe you’ve already bought the land or started a savings plan to help you with a sizable down payment? If so, you might be closer to building that home than you might think. Building your dream home is, without a doubt, one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Here are 5 ways you will know when it’s time to make your move.
1. YOUR HOME IS TOO SMALL
Is your home so small that you feel nervous when your family or friends mention they are coming to town and you think they might ask for a place to stay? If your current space is cramped to the point that you don’t have
anywhere for guests to sleep when they come for a visit, it’s a good sign you need a bigger home. Are your kids constantly complaining that their rooms just aren’t big enough? Perhaps you will need more space for additional family members such as a baby or elderly parents. These are telltale signs that you’re due for a bigger home. Having enough space is important for everyone to be happy and comfortable, as well as giving you the extra room needed to entertain guests.
2. YOUR COMMUTE IS COSTING YOU TOO MUCH FAMILY TIME
You spend 3 hours on your round trip commute to work but only get to spend an hour of quality time with your family each evening. Sound familiar? This is a sure sign that it’s time for a change and that you could be ready to build your dream home. Living countless miles away from work or your kids’ school can be aggravating and
exhausting. Relocating to a new neighborhood that is closer to where you need to be every day can ease stress, and allow you to spend more time at home with your family.
3. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD DOESN’T SUIT YOU
Sometimes the location we once desired, just does not suit the lifestyle we want now. A newly married couple may have sacrificed space for a trendy address, a single person could have overlooked choosing a home with the best school district and a busy executive might not have cared about a home with a view. Nevertheless, circumstances change along with our wants and needs. The location of your first and second home can help you decide what is most important to have close by when you are ready to build your dream home. Do you love quirky local shops, playing golf, spending time on the water? Living in a community that fits your lifestyle is worth it’s weight in gold when it comes to your happiness.
4. YOUR HOME CLASHES WITH YOU
We’re not talking about things that can be fixed with a few minor renovations such as changing your cabinets, countertops or adding a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking about when you have already done everything you can to update your home, but it still is missing that special something. Say you’re living in a modern home, but long to be in a beachside cottage (or vice versa). This is a big sign it’s time to build your dream home. You may be able to change a lot of things in your current home but overall architecture and location are fairly permanent.
5. HOME DOESN’T FEEL LIKE HOME
We all want to feel like our home was made especially just for us. If you didn’t have the luxury of choosing the design or features in your past homes, you could have a strong desire to build your dream home to your exact specifications. Have you always dreamed of a customized workspace in detached garage? A big kitchen with all the upgrades and open floor plan for entertaining? How about a personalized space laid out just right so you can enjoy your hobbies? Maybe you love the outdoors and want that perfect area that will fit your family to a ‘T’. Whatever desires you have for your dream home, they can be built. A custom home is designed with you and your family’s lifestyle in mind and will help you live the life of your dreams.
6. YOU’VE PLANNED AND SAVED FOR YOUR NEW HOME
One of the biggest ways you know you’re ready to build your dream home is that you’ve actually planned for it. You’ve gone past the stages of talking about it and browsing photos. You’ve scouted the best builder in the area, picked the perfect floor plan and decided on the customizations you want in your new home. Not only this, but you’ve meet with a financial planner and have devised a plan to help you save for your down payment, and you are actually sticking to to it! Maybe you have cut back on going out to eat, the movies or concerts. Additionally you may have put off making any BIG purchases in lieu of building. Perhaps you picked up a second job or additional income. If you’ve made a major lifestyle change or done advanced planning it is a definite sign you are ready to build your dream home!
YOU ARE READY TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME!
Do any of the things from the list above describe you? If the answer is yes, you are likely ready to build your dream home. Want to be extra sure? Schedule a free consultation and learn more about the custom home building process with Sharrett Construction.