Pretty vs Practical Home Design

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While it can be easy to get carried away when designing a custom home from scratch, it is important to keep in mind the overall functionality of a space rather than just focusing on the aesthetics. If you are interested in designing your own home but are unsure about how to properly balance pretty and practical home design features, the team from Alderidge Construction can help.

How to Balance Pretty & Practical Home Designs

Even though out-of-the-box and avantgarde designs might look amazing, chances are that they will not be very practical or functional for everyday living.  When trying to decide which pretty vs practical design elements you would like to include in your home, make sure to take cost into consideration. In most cases, beautiful design elements—pretty tiles, solid wood, matte black and gold plumbing fixtures, etc.—are often priced a lot higher, but you do get what you pay for. These items can also be more labour intensive to install, which means higher labour costs overall.

Taking the time to properly balance both the practical and pretty design elements in your home design will help ensure that you and your family will love your home for years to come. Some of the ways that you can balance pretty and practical home design are:

Create Functional Spaces

When thinking about the elements that you would like to include in your custom home design, make sure to take into consideration how well a space will function for you and your family in addition to what you want the space to look like. By starting with a practical design plan, you will be able to ensure that each room has enough space, as well as a logical floorplan.

Incorporate Visual Elements

Just because a space was designed with practicality in mind does not mean that it cannot also be beautiful. Once you have determined the layout of a room in your new home, think about how you can improve the overall aesthetics of the space by incorporating visual elements, such as bright colours, patterned curtains or rugs, unique hardware and light fixtures, or oversized windows. Make sure to choose a variety of different visual elements that reflect your own style and personality to make the space truly your own.

Plan for Overall Comfort

Your home should be a place where you can unwind and relax. Whether you are thinking about the different pretty or practical home design elements you want to include in your new house, comfort should always be at the forefront of your thoughts. Make sure to take the time to consider how each of the elements in your home will affect how comfortable the space will be.

If you are interested in learning more about how to balance pretty and practical home design, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Alderidge Construction at 1-844-RENO-453 or by booking a consultation on our website.