So you’ve made the decision to get your luxury home custom-designed and built. The sky may be the limit on how you’d like it to look, but where can you find inspirations to help you narrow down your choices?
Your dream house
The very first place you should look is none other than the house that stands in your dreams. Everyone has one; some may be foggy while others may be as bright as day. The point is that looking for inspiration in your dream house first means that you’ll eventually come up with a design that resonates with you.
Take a good look at your dream house. What features make it amazing to you? Those dream features would then solidify into must-have features you can ask your design-build contractor to include.
Favourite houses or buildings along your daily commute
Travelling to and from work may seem boring after a while, but the brain can pick up a surprising amount of information even when you don’t notice it. Next time you’re on your way to work, pay attention to what houses or buildings always make you take a second look. What is it about them that stood out to you?
If you pinpoint the architectural details that you liked about them, those can also be filed away as details you may like to have in your luxury custom home.
It’s fascinating how far architecture has come along since our cave-living days. If you’d like to ground your home with specific architectural styles, this is the way to do it.
Look at the evolution of different architectural styles and either re-imagine them or mix-and-match elements from each that can work together. The result may end up being a pleasant surprise beyond imagination.
Published works from architecture experts
You can also get ideas straight from the experts. Architecture trends are constantly changing and you can read the latest from books, magazines like Architectural Digest, or a whole host of architecture design blogs.
The great thing about getting inspiration this way is that you’re learning from the best of the best. And that would be a big plus if you want your custom home to be top-notch.
Once you know what you want, the easy next step is to communicate that to your design-build contractor.