Making Your House a Home
Building a house isn’t the same as building a home. A house is a physical building. A home is a comfortable place where you and your family can relax, play and build memories. Crafting a comfortable home starts with a good foundation. Making your house a home is something your Jordan Ranch builders can help with.
What Makes a House a Home
Start at the Front
The term “curb appeal” gets thrown around a lot, but it really is important. If the elevation of your home is welcoming, you will feel happy to come home every day. From all-brick to a farmhouse style with wood siding, builders offer a variety of elevations. Add a porch, paint the door a cheery color, surround your home with beautiful plants and roll out the welcome mat.
Let the Light In
Humans need plenty of light and fresh air to feel comfortable. Jordan Ranch builders understand this which is why their architects have designed homes with open floor plans, high ceilings and oversized windows. Covered patios allow homeowners to sit outside with coffee to enjoy the sunrise.
Color Your World
When you hit your builder’s design center, you will be asked to choose your paint colors. Natural colors such as cream, taupe, blue and green help create a relaxed environment. Yellows are cheery. Some red shades can be energizing. Think about how you plan to use the room and choose paint accordingly.
The Heart of the Home
Families spend most of their time in the kitchen so it’s worthwhile to splurge when you are choosing cabinets, countertops and fixtures. A kitchen with an island is automatically welcoming. Add some bar stools so kids can enjoy a snack after school or guests can converse with the chef during get-togethers. All wood cabinets can be warm and welcoming but if you decide on painted cabinets, choose colors that make you feel happy. To keep stress-inducing clutter to a minimum, make sure you have plenty of storage space.
Bringing natural elements into your home and backyard can be comforting. Choose wood floors or stone floors. Extend the patio so you have an outdoor living and dining area. Fill your home with plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, buy fresh, cut flowers once a week. Choose soft, textured fabrics for furniture. A fountain indoors or outdoors is a great stress-reliever.
Create the Ultimate Bath
Who doesn’t like going to the spa? If you design the primary bath carefully, you can almost imagine yourself in one. Choose a deep soaking tub or an oversized shower. Dual vanities make it easy to get ready in the morning. Dual sinks separated by a make-up area can make you feel glamorous. Underfloor heaters are cozy in the morning.