There is no such thing as the “perfect” house, but there are elements of homes that can make them more ideal. The ideal home is one that functions well, satisfies all your needs, and simplifies your life. While that all may sound too good to be true, there are actually common sense features that provide satisfaction no matter where you live, as well as add value to your home.
Few houses are truly perfect, but if you are searching for a new home, or planning to remodel the one you are in, it is good to keep a few of these essentials in mind. And if you are planning to sell your home, it is good to know what potential buyers are looking for in their ideal home.
House styles suffer through building trends, some of which may come back into style while others may be one hit wonders. The single level house is coming back into popularity after its heyday as post-war housing. The reason for this can be noted in the rise of young adults entering the housing market, looking for a low maintenance and low stress dwellings.
Unlike their two story cousins, single story homes offer zero stair climbing and zero use for an extension ladder. Everything is in reach for repairs and cleaning, maintenance and chores can be performed quicker and more safely, saving time and money. Also saving you money, the temperature of single story homes are easier to regulate, reducing stress on HVAC systems and stress on the energy bill.
Following suit with lowered energy bills is the vital feature of maximized insulation. Advanced insulation products are keeping homes indoor air temperatures stable and clean. If you boost your home’s insulation, not only will you become more comfortable, but you will also increase your return on your investment should you choose to sell your home.
And while you are comfortable lounging inside your home, don’t forget to overlook your outdoor spaces. According to the National Association of Realtors, having or adding a patio or deck to your home gives you a 100% return on your investment. In terms of true value, patios, decks, and other outdoor living spaces are highly sought after by home buyers, and also add to your enjoyment of your home.
Of course there are other elements that come into play when considering the ideal home. Storage is something everyone needs more of, and there can be surprisingly simple ways of creating more of it. Think in terms of a closet redesign, or carving out nooks under the stairway, and even creating shelving in between wall studs are simple and affordable ways to boost a home’s storage capacity. Having a place for everything, and everything in its place does create a more peaceful home.
No house is without imperfections and quirks, and that can be a good thing. Our homes begin to reflect our personalities and individualities, which makes life that much more interesting. Aside from a few “selling points” to consider if you are selling or buying a home, it truly is about how the dwelling makes you feel. Ultimately, the perfect home is a subjective idea, loving where you live is all up to you.