When you’re looking for your ‘forever home’ it can sometimes take a fair bit of vision. You might have a picture in your mind of exactly what you want from your dream house, but having the budget to purchase a move-in-ready property with all of the bells, whistles and finishing touches may not be possible.
For this reason, it’s important to go into viewings looking for potential. That way you know that you can move in now and make changes over time to achieve exactly what you want, but in a way that’s affordable for you. The great thing about purchasing a home that will be your ‘forever house’ is that you can spend what you want on it and upgrade it exactly the way you want to without worrying that you’ll lose money on a sale later down the line. Most people who have the intention of eventually selling a house won’t want to invest too much and lose out later, meaning they can never get their home exactly the way they want it. But when you’ve bought a place you never plan on leaving, you have more freedom to tailor your home to your wants and needs and spend the money in a way that makes sense to you, rather than to a potential future buyer. Here are some ideas for ways you can make it the best it can be.
Kitchen and bathroom
These are the rooms that will always cost the most money. Since you don’t intend on selling your home, why not really make these personal to you? After all, you don’t need to worry about pleasing a future buyer. Of course it’s worth bearing in mind that your tastes and preferences might change over time, so going with something you can style in many ways is never a bad thing (think things like solid wood counters and stone floors). But if you want to go with colour, pattern, bold fixtures or unusual designs then go for it!
In some parts of the world, air conditioning is essential. But for many of us it’s not, it’s more of a luxury purchase- so the perfect thing to add to your forever home! Most of us have spent hot and sticky nights during a heatwave wishing we had an AC unit, so next time the warm weather hits, you’re bound to thank yourself for investing. It can be pricey to have installed, you’ll also need to consider the hvac replacement cost over time too. But all in all, it’s an ideal addition to a forever home and one your whole family will thank you for during the summer.
Built in furniture
It doesn’t matter how big your home is, chances are you’ll find a way to fill it up with stuff. The best way to keep on top of this is to have good storage systems, and built-in furniture is a fantastic way to achieve this.
You can always change the doors and drawer fronts over the years to update the units if you need to. But having specific furniture built in makes the most of the space in your home and you can take into account the things you need to store.