03 Sep Building Your Forever Home
The Corona Virus has triggered a mass exit from New York City into the Connecticut suburbs and people are thinking more long term as they are planning the designs for building their forever home. Covid-19 has changed how we live our day-to-day lives and. Things that were second nature to us only months ago have been turned upside down—From how our children get an education to how we shop for groceries and what we do for recreation.
There are many things to consider when you are working on designing your forever home. What are your needs? How much space does your family require? What features are important to you? Will you be adding energy efficient elements, such as geo-thermal or solar panels? What kind of overall design speaks to you? As people spend more time in their homes, they will develop and appreciate finding ways to conserve energy through thoughtful design and added technology. Other things to consider might be smart home features. Once you figure out what you need you can add in all those dream home options that are unique to you. After all, if this is to be your forever home, why not have it exactly how you want it from the very beginning.
Bring On The Space
The number one thing on people’s minds these days is space. Space for working and space for playing. With more and more time spent at home, people are yearning to make their house a sanctuary. Adding in designated home office space can help separate work life from home life. Having a unique entertainment or game room area, allows a place to kick back, relax and escape the daily grind while staying at home. It is important to consider how you might weave together indoor and outdoor elements to maximize space efficiently. While some might enjoy outdoor balconies and covered terraces to spend time outdoors, others might consider floor to ceiling windows and an open floor plan to brighten your house with natural light and take advantage of framed views.
Homes are beginning to serve multiple purposes simultaneously and are no longer focused on solely providing shelter. From home offices and conference rooms to golf simulators and gyms, everyone has a unique purpose for their home. The pandemic has given us an opportunity to really think about the daily functionality and comforts that are important to us as we approach a new home design. Home is where you seek asylum from the world—a place of peace, joy, and connection. With proper use of space, natural lighting, quality materials and innovative design, your home has the power to deliver those things and more, regardless of how many functions it must serve.
If you are ready to discuss designing a new home, please reach out to the team here at Robert A. Cardello Architects. We proudly serve clients in the Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Greenwich, Rowayton & Westport, CT areas. We look forward to hearing from you.