When Thinking About Interior Design for Your Los Gatos Home there is ONE Thing to Keep in Mind
As you consider interior design options for you home in Los Gatos, you head will likely be swimming win a vast sea of options and opinions. Over the years, I have heard people talk about trends in design: Smaller houses, kitchen at the back, master suite at the back, great rooms, no formal spaces and on and on… And on! Someone else is always ready to jump in with their two cents about what you “should” or “must” do.
Yet the most important design is what YOU want. How do you live your life? Do you spend most mealtimes outdoors, grilling everything all summer long? Does your family host Game Night once a month? Do you entertain or would you rather cozy up to a warm fire? Are you planning to retire in this house? The answers to these types of questions will help determine what is the best design for you.
For instance, I could never do without a family room AND a living room. My kids love to have their friends over to play games and I don’t really want to be holed up in my bedroom until they leave! And we’ve always used a formal dining room…OK, not because we always ate in there, but because that’s where the kids had their Monopoly tournaments or spent days painting their Warcraft models – and the dining room became the gift-wrapping room during the holidays. We do like to have friends over for dinner, though, so a formal dining room is a ‘must’ for me.
Consider Marketability win Making Interior Design Choices for your Home
Another important item to be considered is whether or not what you want is something that will be marketable when you eventually decide to sell your house.
Building a house larger than any other house in the neighborhood or having 5 bedrooms and only 2 bathrooms could mean you won’t recoup as much when you sell the house. Or maybe you don’t care about that and you really, really have to have a Jacuzzi tub in the kitchen. Well, OK, its your decision…as long as you’re sure…
Rick Hartman – Hometec Architecture, Inc.