The Ultimate Guide for Designing Your Dream Home
Can you picture your dream home? What does it look like? Whether your perfect home is a spacious, open-concept rambler with a vaulted great room or a little craftsman-style cottage with a cute porch, a cozy wood stove, and gorgeous hardwood floors, your dream home can come to life with the right planning and a little creativity.
The process of building a custom home is exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming before you’ve got your feed under you. So where do you start?
Create a Vision Board
What does your dream home look like? Is it light and bright, with lots of windows and airy furnishings? Is it an artsy craftsman with unique built-in woodwork and ornate hardware and fixtures? Is it a rural cabin oasis filled with cozy structural details and decor?
A great first step when you’re in the process of generating ideas for your ideal living spaces is to create a vision board. You can either do this the old-fashioned way by pinning pieces of fabric, paint swatches, and clippings to a bulletin board or you can do it digitally with an app like Pinterest or Instagram. The goal is to gather all your ideas in one central location to get a sense for how your designs will all come together.
Save everything you love, from the big-picture to the small details! This will help you get an overall sense of what you like and give your designer a great starting point. Here are a few ideas of things to save to your vision board:
- Room layouts
- Furniture pieces
- Color swatches
- Wall art
- Kitchen cabinets
- Light fixtures
- Window coverings
- Photos of finished rooms
Choose a Floor Plan
A vision board is a great place to start when you’re gathering ideas. But you’ll want to think about how you want your new home to be oriented and laid out before you start finalizing the design details.
When you’re browsing home floor plan ideas, think about your family’s lifestyle and needs. Do you need extra closet space? A big open kitchen? An awesome finished basement? A large deck overlooking your backyard? Jot down the three or four most important spaces in your home, and use those areas to begin designing the perfect home layout.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re considering home layout ideas:
- Orientation with respect to the sun and surroundings
- Number of bedrooms and their locations
- Bathrooms and their locations
- Laundry room size and convenience
- Storage space
- Kitchen size, layout, and location
- Outdoor spaces
- Garage and basement space
Find the Right Home Builder
The best home builders will work with you on your project from start-to-finish. At Kamanski Construction, we’re with you each step of the way, so you can rest assured you’ll complete your project with the same company you started with. We work with the best local interior designers and architects in South Carolina to help design the perfect custom home for you and your lifestyle.
Then, we handle every aspect of the construction of your new home, from the foundation pour to the finishing touches. We use the highest quality materials and our craftsmanship is unmatched. Our goal is to build your perfect home — a home that meets all your needs, suits your design preferences, and becomes a place you’re proud to call home and fill with your memories for many years to come.
Develop a Detailed Plan, Timeline, and Budget
Any time you undertake a remodeling or building project, but especially when you’ve decided to build a house that you’ll call home for years to come, planning is key! A good home builder, especially one that offers design-build services, will work with you to develop a careful plan that works with your timeline, budget, and lifestyle.
Working with one company on your project from start to finish streamlines and simplifies the process, saves you money, and shortens your timeline.
Ready to get started designing and building your dream home?
We’re here to help you every step of the way! We have a tried-and-tested, streamlined process to build custom homes. Our design-build approach ensures you’re not left in the dark with any aspect of the design and construction process. Our mission is to help you design and build your dream home from scratch in a way that accommodates your lifestyle, preferences, schedule, and budget.
Browse our portfolio and blog for inspiration, and don’t hesitate to reach out online or by phone at (864) 800-9912. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and we can’t wait to hear your ideas!