When it comes to designing the look and layout of your home, you will no doubt run into a variety of questions to answer—and making a decision can be tough! In order to help you simplify the process, we’re taking a look at some of the most common questions regarding home design. We hope that these questions can give you a better idea of what you want your home to look like.
Carpet or tile?
When it comes to deciding the flooring for your home, you may find yourself torn between soft carpet or hard options like tile or wood. The answer really depends on your needs, lifestyle and cleaning preferences. For example, carpet may be a better choice for growing families where young kids can be expected to play and, sometimes, tumble and fall on the floor.
Pink or blue?
Are you trying to decide the paint color for a child or soon-to-be-born child’s room? While many may feel like the only options are pink or blue, you can also opt for a third option—a slightly more neutral color like yellow or green.
Guest room or home office?
If you have a spare room in your home, you may be stuck trying to decide whether it should be a guest room, home office or something else entirely. Think about your needs and decide what would serve you best in your day-to-day life. If you often work from home or need a quiet place to ready or work on projects, a home office might be right for you. You can always add a futon to your office to double as a bed for guest should they ever need a place to stay.
Pool or garden?
If you have a limited amount of outdoor space to work with, you might be deciding between adding a pool or designing your own garden. If no one in your family is a swimmer, and you simply want a serene place to work, plant and relax in, a garden might be right for you—however, you don’t need to settle for one or the other if you don’t want to. You can set aside space for a pool and plant flowers or vegetable on its borders or in planters on your patio space, for instance.
Kitchen island or table?
When designing your kitchen, the question of “kitchen island or table” may come up… so which do you choose? An island is a great way to anchor your space and provide for valuable storage and organization, and many island setups also include space for a couple of bar stools for light meals or entertaining. A table might be right for you, however, if you prefer having a comfortable place to sit down and eat at, and don’t necessarily need the extra storage space.
Deck or patio?
Not sure how to proceed with your outdoor entertaining space? A patio is a convenient way to anchor your entertaining space and add outdoor kitchen elements if you choose to do so. A deck might be the option for you if you want to elevate your entertaining or showcase a particular outdoor view.
Blinds or curtains?
If you have bright, expansive windows and aren’t quite sure how to dress them, you may be wondering whether to opt for blinds or curtains… or both! Blinds can provide more substantial and flexible coverage, while curtains can provide for an airy aesthetic effect and can help you filter in light, even when they’re closed. Another option is, of course, to go bare with your window dressings—this might work in areas where you don’t need lots of privacy, such as a sitting room.
Did our questions help you gain a better understanding of the look you want for your home? By paying attention to your answers and the motivations behind them, making decisions (both big and small) about your home should be at least a little easier.