Prepare to Build Your Dream Luxury Home!

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All of us crave living in dream luxury homes. How could we not?! We grow up with an image of a perfect architecture that defines us and makes love happen within our everyday space. If you are finally ready to take the plunge your dream house can come at varying costs and there are many hidden factors you should consider before embarking on the process. So to help you with the process, here is a guide to some of the crucial hidden factors that you should be prepared to consider before building your dream home!

Hidden Factors to Consider Before You Build Your Dream Luxury Home

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Interior by Caroline’s Design

#1 The Fallacy of Design

The recent developments in the world and the climate crisis have moved us to take greater responsibility for the environment. Our homes must resonate the same. Increasingly, people are opting for sustainable, environmental options for their homes. Most of the construction companies are reviewing their plan to counter such problems. You must understand the importance of prioritization before designing your house. Your needs and wants must be reflected in your house and not the other way around. And you must allow yourself creative flexibility at all times, in accordance with your changing taste and preference over the years. 

#2 Lighting 

One often overlooks the question of lighting in their home. This happens to be a detrimental component in setting the tone for your home. Lighter, brighter colors are known to bring happiness and cheer, whereas certain somber colors are more sophisticated. The texture of the paint and the color chosen for the walls, also play a vital role in the lighting arrangement of your home. Further, you are able to modernize your home with automation of lights and certain electronic items. These three interrelated factors play an important role in ensuring the aesthetics of your home and its home feeling. And don’t forget about outside as brighter outdoor spaces create a more luxurious look; thus, consider adding landscape lighting and solar-powered post lights.

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Interior by Irinia Kuzina featuring KOKET Lighting

#3 Budget

Budget is perhaps the most significant factor to be considered while building your dream house. To facilitate the process further, you can consider breaking up the budget components and allocating the resources accordingly. The opinion of an expert home inspector will help you find the best prices and properties. Some features that are often disregarded when budgeting are furnishing, pavement, decking, and landscaping. It is advisable to consult your financial advisor and the bank before taking home loans to ensure that your chosen policy covers all these details. An estimate of these expenses will prepare you and provide you ample time to channelize your resources according to the need. 

#4 Government regulations

Every state has its unique set of rules and regulations regarding real estate and construction. Familiarizing yourself with these rules will help you in the longer run. Failing to adhere to certain regulations often cost heart fines and multiple rounds to the administration. Having a holistic idea about the authentic set of rules and regulations will save you from all the ado. Further, you can consult a lawyer to simplify the complicated legal lexicon to better understand and clarify the rules and regulations. 

#5 Insurance

People tend to skip this question of insurance, only to repent later. There is a certain set of insurance that helps you regarding any financial crisis regarding your luxury dream home. These insurances act like a cushion against any financial mishaps. It is crucial to have these insurances. For instance, liability insurance is one such insurance. A quick search will unveil the whereabouts and your requirements. You must find out what does liability insurance cover through primary research of your dream home. 

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Design by Paul McClean

#6 Investments

You must not overlook investments while building your home: an efficient architect, lawyer, financial consultant, tax consultant, insurance consultant are some great examples. You must hire them to help with a smoother process of planning and promote sustainability. On the surface, these investments might seem irrational. However, it is the expert’s advice that is likely to save you in the long run. Their professional advice will cover the hidden nitty-gritty that is unknown to the common folk. This additional investment will ultimately result in saving you a lot more money down the years.

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#7 Resale value

This last pointer might seem to be in a pessimist tone. Whatsoever, one must always keep in mind the uncertainties of the future. The real estate market adds to the unpredictable nature of the future. It is wise to have a dialogue with the local real estate agent to understand the locality’s market condition and avoid any upgrades that might severely hike the prices of your house. Resale value should be analyzed before pouring money into a project that might turn out to be a bad investment.

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NR House Designed by NA Architects (See the full project)


When building your luxury dream home, you must trust your intuition and plan very carefully. Because the consequence of making mistakes can turn the investment into a bad project. Hence, one should be mindful of all the mentioned factors. 

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