Do you fancy owning your dream home? Contrary to popular belief there are more ways to get it than just to go out and buy a new house. Of course, that is one we but we want to point out it’s not the only option. First of all, it depends on what you define your dream home to be.

For instance, you might think that your dream home is a tech wonderland filled with gadgets and gizmos that make your life easier. Or, it could be that your dream home has a massive master bedroom with walk in closets and a kitchen with a beautiful breakfast bar.

Then again, perhaps all you need for it to be your dream home is a private, indoor pool. We’re all different, and we all have different dreams. But we can each a achieve them in different ways. We think there are at least three different paths to owning your dream home. These are renovation, buying and building. We’ll go through each one in turn and help you decide which choice is right for you.

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Buying your new dream home is quite simple. All you need to do is find it. We suggest you have a look at sites like There you will find a list of plenty of homes on sale, available now to buy. Who knows, your dream home might already be on the market. The problem with buying your dream home, of course, is that it might not be in your budget. You may want it, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to afford it. The best way to deal with this is to first, save a lot of money towards a deposit. This could mean going without holidays for a few years, but it will be worth it to buy that beautiful home on the bay. After that, you should start to think about making the perceived value of your home more than it actually is worth.

To do this, we recommend you start by using a minimalist design inside your home. Paint the walls a cream colour to convey open space. As well as this, you should minimise the amount of furniture in each room. There should only be a few pieces around the home. Again this will make your home look more open but also give it a better sense of style. Once you have done this think about anything you can do to make the outside of your home stand out more. We suggest you begin by adding a unique feature to your garden. For instance, you could add a water feature. We suggest you make this low maintenance for two reasons. First, a high maintenance water feature will turn off some buyers. As well as this it’s quite easy to build one that’s low maintenance, and you can find out about that on

Once you have completed these steps you should find that your home will sell for a lot more than it is worth. This will give you the chance to buy your dream home.


Equally, you could simply consider improving your home, until you have it looking exactly the way that you want it. There are a number of big renovation projects people often engage in when trying to improve their home. You could start by improving the kitchen. We’ve already talked about that beautiful breakfast island, and it would look rather picturesque in your home. As well as this you could have marble floors in there. If you can’t afford the cost, you can use an aesthetic material that certainly looks the part. You may also be interested in the heated slabs that can fit under the floor. They will certainly make your kitchen a far more pleasant place in the winter months.

Or, perhaps you’re interested in improving your home while increasing the value at the same time. If you love this idea, we can think of no better option than a complete loft conversion. You’ll find a number of companies that specialize in this particular type of renovation. It usually costs between three and five grand. You can do most of the work yourself, clearing out the attic and then set about creating a plan. Let your imagination run wild in this instance with brilliant ideas of skylights and gorgeous wooden floors. It’s going to look stunning, and you may even want to make it the new master bedroom.

Don’t forget that buying a new home with a pool is expensive. Building one might be a lot more friendly for your price range. We suggest you start by looking at building companies that complete this job. Check online whether they are reputable and then find out whether they’ll work within your budget. If they will you could have your own private pool installed before the summer is out. Do be aware of big maintenance costs, though.

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Lastly, it is possible to think about building a home from scratch. There are two ways that you can do this. Either, you can search online for building jobs already in the process and buy one of the incomplete homes. Or, you can wait until the perfect plot of land goes on sale, jumping in early. You can then set about designing your perfect house, complete with any and all the features that you want. You will have to liaise with a building and designing team. They should work within your budget and take your ideas on board while making sure that they are practical.

Again, it’s important to check that the company you are using is reputable. If it isn’t, you could easily be scammed, particularly if you’re building in a place that you don’t know much about. You should also be weary about buying the land. You must get it fully checked out and inspected before committing to a purchase. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a whole mess of trouble.

That said, if all is well and everything goes smoothly we can not tell you how wonderful it will feel stepping inside your newly built home.