Are you excited to build your dream home but you’re also terrified that you’ll make design decisions that you might later regret? Good news … I’m sharing the crucial first step to designing your dream home.
Making sure to complete this first step will give you much more confidence in your ability to get to the end of your home build and feel great about your design decisions.
THE FIRST STEP TO DESIGNING YOUR DREAM HOME
First of all, I’m here to tell you that you DO have what it takes to design a home that you and your family LOVE! You don’t need a design degree or an architecture degree … you just need to make sure your very first step (before you design your home) is to CLARIFY YOUR VISION for your future home.
Developing a clear vision for your home is the *key* to making design decisions you won’t later regret. Your vision will serve as your beacon and guide as you make decisions throughout your home build.
Also, without a clear vision of your future home goals, it’s really difficult to communicate these goals to your builder.
And without clear communication of your goals, your builder will have a very difficult time bringing your vision to life, as well as developing an accurate quote for your home.
BREAK THIS STEP INTO MINI STEPS
Clarifying your vision might seem like a HUGE task, but it’s much less overwhelming when you break it down into small steps. I’m sharing the first step toward clarifying your vision in this blog post. If you want to dive deeper and learn my entire strategy/process for clarifying your vision, you can do so inside my Building Your Foundation (BYF) Program.
THE FIRST MINI ACTION STEP (IT’S FUN!)
The first action step toward clarifying your vision is to create a ‘home build’ board on Pinterest (or several home build boards divided by category).
Spend a couple of days just scrolling through Pinterest and save (to your home build board) any (and all) home design inspiration that grabs your attention.
Don’t worry about details yet and don’t filter your choices. At this point, you’re just gathering overall design inspiration to see what themes emerge. Simply scroll and save … don’t stop and think about what (or why) you’re saving an image.
When you save all of your design inspiration in ONE spot (which is Pinterest, in this case), you’ll begin to see patterns and themes emerge.
You’ll start to notice common design themes across your images that will clue you in as to how you envision your future dream home style. When you identify the common themes, you are well on your way to clarifying your vision for your home.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION
You CAN design a home that you love. You CAN get to the end of your home build without regretting design decisions that are too costly to change.
Simply start with the first crucial step … clarifying your vision. Take one baby step forward and start gathering inspiration for your future dream home so that you can begin to clarify your overall vision for your home.
If you want to learn all 5 steps toward building your dream home without design regrets and without blowing your budget, download my *FREE* Custom Home Build Prep Guide.