Building A Dream Custom Home?

What I would like in a dream home is a nice, big spacious 2 storey home, double car attached garage, that starts off with a living / dining room in the front off the foyer / entrance. It is very important that the living / dining room for guests is away from the kitchen and family room. That is for guests and entertaining, the latter is for you and your family. One half bathroom / powder room for guests and for emergencies when you are at home too. At the back of the house I would like a large kitchen with center island, large freezer /fridge, beer fridge, double wall ovens. I would love to approach a custom home builder for this. Also ensure that you have the appropriate building permit for it.

One nice room as a den / office where I have my computer, dvd/bluray collections and various Star Trek and other Scifi models on display. A pantry area and a butler’s pantry too. A nice deck out back with a large green yard confined by picket fences on the left and right sides and a grill at the back – which overlooks a small lake. 2 dogs and 2 kitties that play in that yard. One smoking hot wife who is totally in love & lust with me and vice versa. Above a master bedroom with 5 piece attached bathroom and 2 large walk in closets. 2 additional bedrooms with bath attached and a single room which will be converted into a library.

The basement will have a large tv room, pool table, Foosball table, a small wine cellar, one half bathroom, an additional bedroom with batch attached and a storage room next to the facilities room. And it has to be a walkout basement leading to the backyard. That’s all I ask for!

Getting New Furniture?

In a couple of years, fingers crossed that I have enough savings, I will be changing the furniture in my apartment. The first thing that I want to change is the sofa in the living room because the one we have is really old (it has had some repair and a the upholstery redone) and I want a change in decor. I will be reaching out to a modern furniture store or two to check and see what options I have to get the look that I am thinking of.

I could go the online route but I still prefer to go in person and check out the furniture for myself. When I bought my current chair for my home office setup, I could have opted for online options which were about the same in price but I preferred to go check out a couple of chairs in person, sit in it and check it out. Ok, I confess – I also did a 360 swivel in glee when the salesman wasn’t watching. You gotta check those out as well! So once I was happy and saw that the price was just below my budget, I happily paid for it and the delivery charges so they could bring it to my apartment a couple of days later.

When it comes to comfort vs style, comfort will always win out but if you want to make them really stand out you can always look at some luxury options as well. But I will be frank, I have seen some really awesome looking furniture that is very posh but they weren’t very comfortable. If you are thinking of upgrading take these things into consideration.

Sprucing Up Your Windows

“Outside the window is a world that beckons and inside the window is a world for which the outside yearns. Windows hold a different dream for each of us.” ? Anthony T. Hincks

Those are some amazing quotes about windows. I like well designed windows on houses and apartments because it makes the house look amazing. If you want to get some windows and doors in your home replaced, you can take a look at options here.

The windows at my apartment are the very ordinary looking basic type. It is what it is, just rectangular gaps in the walls of the building to let in sunlight and fresh air. And we ofcourse have metal bars and drapes so that is there. But I do love the view from my windows that I get of the sunrise and mainly the sunset. Sunsets here are really awesome, especially during this time of the year.

When doing some renovations to your home keep a few things in mind as to how long do you want them to last and therefore you may want to spend a bit more in order to achieve the best outcome. But yes if you can change the window bars or dress up your windows with some nice drapes they will add a lot of charm to your home.