What is your house to you – Is it a place to sleep and eat, just bricks and mortar? Or is it a place where you can truly feel relaxed, somewhere you look forward to returning to after a hectic day? This is the difference between a house and a home.
A dream home takes this level of comfort, and turns it up a notch. A dream home is a place that meets – if not exceeds – your every need, and even needs that you didn’t know you had. It reflects your personal style, and fills you with a sense of calm.
Dream homes are bespoke, luxury spaces that are unique to the owner. Are you ready to make your dream home a reality? We’ve put together this guide to show you how.
The building blocks of your dream home are the things you can’t live without, the first pictures that come to mind when you imagine luxury. Acres of green space? A home cinema system? A temperature controlled wine cellar? Whatever the non-negotiables are for you, make sure they are factored in first. Consider what things you absolutely cannot live without, and build up from there.
A dream home is more than just the things inside the house – location is a crucial consideration. Your dream home in the UK might be set among rolling countryside, or you may prefer waking up to crashing waves and the sound of the ocean. Or, perhaps you want to be right at the heart of things, with a city property surrounded by culture and buzz and energy.
The setting provides the inspirational backdrop to your dream home, so think about the life you lead – and the life you want – when choosing your ideal location.
A house becomes a home when it is easy to live in. Dream homes should be free from the stress of little details, just like dreams themselves. The potential for customisation in a luxury home allows you to create a space that works in-sync with you.
Bedroom insulation and temperature controls allow you to create a sanctuary away from the busy every day. Transform the bathroom into a spa by installing body jets and a home sauna, as well as little must-haves like a double vanity to make mornings run smoothly. Seamlessly integrated kitchen storage can hide the latest appliances behind custom counters, while hands-free controls promote cleanliness and convenience..
A dream home both looks and feels good, so pay attention when choosing your decor. Natural hardwood flooring and Italian marble counters can add easy luxury, while elaborate light fixtures bring elegance and a fresh feel to functional spaces. Finish with the soft warmth of natural fabrics for a modern farmhouse vibe, or the fresh modernity of metallic elements to bring an industrial edge.
Of course, you want the space to reflect you. Dream home designs should always be perfectly curated to your tastes. For particularly large artworks or furnishings that you already own, or are purchasing specifically for your new home, think about them in the initial design phase, so they can be seamlessly incorporated into the property.
Create a dream home by letting your imagination run free. In particular, entertaining and leisure spaces are where you can really allow yourself to explore the opportunities of a bespoke home. Let how you prefer to spend your me-time guide your unique choices.
Upgrade your home gym with a ballet barre and steam room. Add depth to your pool to practice diving for your next trip across the globe, or install a squash court to promote some healthy competition with family and friends. Create a luxury home cinema experience with a popcorn bar and reclining seats. Or gather the family for a night in the game room, complete with nostalgic arcade games and bar-style pool table, or maybe a custom bowling alley so you can sharpen your skills.
There is no standard, cookie-cutter way to transform a house into a dream home. Your dream home is unique to you, and your own imagination supplies the possibilities. With Aspire Luxury Properties, we can make your dream home a reality. Get in touch with one of our friendly team to discuss your home must-haves today.