Of course, your builder will have some kind of input; they’ll be able to tell you what’s feasible and what isn’t. And they will also be able to give you some aesthetic ideas. But the more you think about the topic yourself, the closer your home will come to being a dream home. Here are some things to consider:
What’s Your Idea of Luxury?
To some people, luxury means having a big house with many rooms. To others, it’s not the size of the house that matters but the size of the grounds around it. Yet others might prefer to have a penthouse in the middle of a city even if it’s smaller than a rambling country house. So think about what constitutes luxury for you.
Consider the Upkeep of the Home
Yes, you may think that a 10-bedroom mansion with a library, a gym, a pool and various other amenities is luxurious. But how happy are you really going to be in a home like this? Remember that you also have to consider the upkeep of the house.
You may have to hire quite a few people to get involved with the cleaning/cooking in such a home, and you’ll have to supervise them all. At the very least, you’ll have to get a housekeeper/manager to take care of these things.
If you have someone reliable, then you won’t have to worry about the upkeep of your home. On the other hand, if you have to keep track of everything yourself, it might turn out to be quite difficult. So just take all these things into consideration when planning out your custom home.
How to Find a Happy Medium
You might eventually opt to have a medium-sized home with a few luxurious amenities—the ones that mean the most to you and which you know you will enjoy. So if you love reading, by all means get that library. But if you’re not much of a swimmer then forego the swimming pool
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