We all dream of our future home, do we not? What it might look like, what we would change in our current home, and what we avoid / push for in our next abode.
I am always day dreaming of our next home. Always wondering what our next home will look like and whether it will tick lots on that all important wish list. And a big thing that will be different from our first purchase is that wishlist.
Purchasing our first home was a little bit of a whirlwind. We didn’t seem to have any idea what we wanted, much rather wanting to get the best we could for our first home. We found our apartment, walked in and just loved it as is. But after 4 and a half years, being on the first floor and without some make or break elements, my wish list for our second home has grown considerably.
So, realistically, what would I want from our next home? After all my daydreaming, I’ve managed to slim my wishlist down to the ultimate five of musts. I’ve considered everything I love from our current home, and those bits I would change in a heartbeat. So stick around and be nosy for my ultimate wish list for our next home.
High on my priority list for our next home is a good entrance hallway with sprawling stairs and maybe toughened laminated glass balustrades! The Dream. We have a long hallway in our apartment, offering a sense of space across our home. Many new properties now lack a traditional hallway, and I’m desperate to nab one again. For me, I really want to avoid the walk through your lounge to access your kitchen, or vice versa. I feel homes with that layout can often feel smaller and lack wall space.
Hallways, big or small, offer that buffer between the cooking in the kitchen, and the snuggle movie zone in the lounge. Plus, if children pop along, I really want some doors to close during late night netflix binges as not to wake the little ones.
A Kitchen Diner
The modern home certainly looks different from even when I was a little one. Kitchen Diners have grown hugely, offering a great space for the whole family to spend time together. If you’re lucky, they can often merge with family living spaces that include a comfy seating area for family TV evenings. Our next budget doesn’t look set to offer us that desirable, large family space just yet, but I certainly want to adopt a kitchen diner. After having our lounger diner in very close proximity, I really want to avoid the same space. I have grown to hate having dining spaces in the lounge and would personally prefer it left in the kitchen, along with the dirty dishes.
The dream has to be that sweet spot to nestle down in front of a fire. Although, a faux fireplace beautifully styled will do me. Having had a lounge without a fireplace as a center focus, I am desperate for one in our next home. Just think of the gorgeous Christmas stockings and wreaths!!!
They’re so easy to incorporate into the right living space, and can be ultra modern with built in space for your telly.
Okay, a garden will already be a step up from our current first floor flat, but I just love sleek, modern decking in a outside space. Paired with deep black fence panels and you’ll have my perfect garden. Whilst decking doesn’t have to be already at the property, a garden with opportunity to install a sprawling deck a beautiful fire pit can center on would be just perfect.
Plenty of storage
How much crap do we all hold onto? And yet, as much as I try to cut it down, just somethings are too sentimental, or hold purpose but need hiding away ( Christmas decorations, suitcases, Wedding mementos). I am desperate for some proper storage in our next home, more notably a loft to store most bits away, and make use of those other, in home, storage cupboards as much as possible.
I have day dreamed our next home from the moment we bought our current. Interiors and homes in general are of such interest to me, I think even when we make the next step on the ladder, I will be eyeing up our next.