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6 Design Components for a Vacation Style Home

In our view, understanding of client's needs and focusing on how they want to live is the essence of a successful design. Over the years, we have used our team’s skills to redesign homes so that people can really enjoy. The following 6 concepts will help you take the mystery out of building or remodeling and create a fully functional dream home that makes you feel like you’re on vacation all year round. A Vacation Style Living home is a home that.....

1. Is in balance on all sides, like a sphere with "no sides". Too many times we see homes that are great from the front but lack design on the back or its sides.

2. Has spaces that are multi-functional and multi-generational and feel like an open concept plan. Too many times we see homes where half of the main floor is not used.

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3. Has clean views to the outdoors and multiple indoor/outdoor transitions spaces that connect you to the site. Isn’t' that why you bought that house? Because of the neighborhood or the property it sits on?

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4. Offers lots of natural light with many openings and views to enjoy the setting of the home. One should also pay extra attention to architectural lighting and its benefits to accent the feel of a Vacation Style Living home.

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5. Has a design with simple lines and details that make us feel happy and relaxed. Too many times we see too much detail and "busyness" that clutters the home and makes the spaces feel smaller and darker.

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6. Includes natural materials that are genuine and authentic. Natural materials are beautiful to look at, to touch and feel and appeal to our senses. Stone, brick, hardwood, glass, fabrics, metals, etc...They are rich in texture and make us feel good.

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Polished and rock face marble in bathrooms.

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Pebble rock, hardwood floors and ledger stone by a gas fireplace. Everything will appeal to your senses.

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When these 6 components are aligned, you will have a home that gives you the sense of freedom and casual living that we all desire and live for. In sum, a Vacation Style Living home should be designed - or re-designed - around a simple theme: Your Needs, Your Life. Your Home!

With these clever tips, careful planning and great execution, you can redefine the home you already have to be your sanctuary and retreat. And if you want to start from scratch and design your dream home from the ground up and the inside out, we can show you a great strategy for how to do that too.

For more advice on how to create your dream home from these radio interviews:

Choosing the Details for Your 360 Home

Choosing the Right Materials for Your Outdoor Spaces