Imagine living room with a high ceiling and crystal chandelier, window walls that allow natural light to pass through to brighten up your living room, and luxurious furniture similar to the one recently bought by Angelina Jolie for her Italian home.
We can dream endlessly about owning our dream home, but then reality knocks and you see yourself not even capable of buying a house with a patio or a garden.
Despite this real-life challenge, this should not be a hindrance to having the home of your dreams. Your budget may only allow you to buy a small home and do some minor improvements, but this should not stop you from holding on to the hope of living in a grandiose residence.
Real estate professionals understand this scenario perfectly, and that’s why lifestyle searching has emerged as one of the latest trends in the industry. In this technique, people working in real estate look for the perfect place to match your lifestyle and budget.
If you are a first-time buyer, your first house may not necessarily be your dream home. Having said that, never try to buy a property that is way beyond your budget. A dream home is a place where you can be at peace and not experience nightmares about mortgage bills piling up.
If you have found a house that fits your budget but may need to have some tweaks here and there, here are some tips on how to turn the property to something as close as possible to your preferred living conditions:
Play with colors
Basic white is a perfect color for small homes to make the space look bigger. However, if you are the kind of person who prefer other colors, then you may play with contrasting colors through wall paint, furniture, carpet and curtains. Think of a color palette that would make the house more vibrant.
Use complimentary colors as accent on pillows on your sofa. You may use carpets with patterns to break the monotony of a plain wall. Changing the interiors to follow luxury design standards can make your home stand out.
Make a wider open space
Tearing down walls may make your home look bigger. Consider have an open space concept wherein people can have direct access to the dining area and the kitchen area from any point in the house. Creating this kind of design makes it much easier to move around especially in small houses.
Be creative with available space
For professionals who might want some extra space to work when at home, you may want to maximize the available space in the area. Start by using the corners of a certain part of the house, because more often than not, these are empty spots waiting to be used.
Change the ceiling design
The living room ceiling does not have to be always flat. You can spice up your home by using different ceiling designs such as corner moldings. You may get your creative juices flowing by using different patterns matched with stunning ceiling lamps to make your living room completely different from what other houses may have.
There are endless ways to make your house the perfect home that suits your lifestyle, only if you give much attention to small details. Don’t be afraid, because those parts of the home that need uplifting may not really hurt your budget that much.