Designing Your Dream Home: Step Two

There are so many things to think about when designing your dream home. We have broken it down into four easy steps that will help you know you’re getting exactly what you need. Follow us to make sure you’ll get to read all of them. If you missed step one, you can find it here.

STEP TWO: “Ages & Stages” of Life: Where are we now?

Many people go through life with very similar stages, but may experience them in different timelines or at different ages. These different stages include, but are not limited to:

  • Single life or DINK (double income, no kids)
  • Young children
  • Teenage years
  • Empty nesters
  • Retirement

As you consider these different phases of life, determine where you currently are and what needs that creates. Also, it may help to talk to others who have experienced your future phases and ask them to describe it to you. Having a conversation about what may lie in store for you can better help you plan for your future needs. It is important to keep in mind at this point, that no two households live exactly the same and while one may be very similar to yours, the individual dynamics that each have will create individual needs. Always take the information you gain with into bits and pieces so you can digest what you feel will really make a difference to you.

Now you’re ready for Step Three.