5 Tips For Designing Your Dream Home

If you have just purchased either a lot of land or a home that needs a lot of fixing up then it can be hard to know where to start in terms of creating your dream home. The best thing to do is to break things up into some steps to begin. Here are some helpful hints on where to start. 

Visualize the home in your mind

The first thing you want to do is to imagine what style you want the home to be. Might this be ultra modern? Or perhaps more craftsmen in its design? For some, they want the home to reflect themselves so pick something that you feel will fit best and resonate with you.

Consult with a Designer

Once you have decided on a direction for the look and feel of your home, then it is helpful to hire a designer. A professional will help you with more of the fine details and cohesiveness of what you are trying to execute. It can be helpful to select a designer that has experience with the style of home that is of interest to you as well.


The next helpful step is to map out room by room for what you want each room’s function to be. Create a list of what you want to have and even collect images of rooms that you’ve seen either online or in magazines to help land on a final design direction. 


Lighting is crucial and can really make or break a room. From natural light to paint colors to actual fixtures they can all play a significant role in making each room feel warm and inviting. Natural light is always the best kind so consider playing on that and having your design benefit from it as much as possible. 

Outdoor spaces

Especially here in Fort Lauderdale, outdoor spaces are extensions of our living areas all year round. Not only do you want to consider what you want to plan on having outside, but you will want to make sure that the design flow carries outside as well. Similar themes, colors and design elements should be consistent throughout both indoor and outdoor spaces. Stay in close touch with your designer as you progress with your planning. They can also often be a resource for what you can and cannot do structurally as well as what’s allowed with local building codes.