Currently, I’m living in a two bedroom flat and while I love the space and I’ve made the best of the area I do yearn to have a proper house. A place where I can make major changes to create the absolute perfect space exactly how I want it. Me and my other half have spoken about houses and while we know it’s a fair few years away it doesn’t stop me planning the ideal house in my mind. Here are a few things I really want in my forever home
A dressing room
I have a lot of clothes and I know between me and my other half we’d need three double wardrobes and some drawers, if not a bit more. The idea of having a bedroom engulfed in wardrobes fills me a little with dread as I like to think my bedroom would be light, airy and full of space so this is why I really want a dressing room. I’d even be prepared to knock through a small box bedroom to turn that into a dressing room if that was the only way. I’d love to have floor to ceiling wardrobes customized to have all the right fittings that we’d need for our clothes, shoes, bags and more.
A library area
I think the idea of a library must have stemmed from watching Beauty and the Beast a few too many times as a kid but I’ve always thought it’s something I want. A whole room as a library would be impossible within an affordable house – unless I win the lottery – but having a corner of a room with bookshelves right to the ceiling and a comfy chair to sit and read on is something I’d love to have.
An antique fireplace
Having come from a flat I’ve not had access to a fireplace for years but I remember when I was a kid I loved the warmth it brought in the winter so I’d love to have one fitted, especially some of these Westland fireplaces. The idea of snuggling up in the winter time with the fire going and a good movie playing fills me with excitement. I also want two cats so I know they’d love to lay in front of a fireplace in the colder months and warm their fur.
A space-saving kitchen
Now I’d like a decent size kitchen, none of this alley looking kitchens – in an ideal world I’d love an island – but whatever the size I’d want to make it super space saving and have every cupboard made to measure and utilized well. I’d seen so many gadgets which fit into corner cupboards which I know would be perfect to use up all the space and having larder and other cupboards with shelves the right height etc. I’m definitely one for using all available space and in the kitchen this is essential.
A man cave outhouse
I know that my other half would need a man cave, or a room for all of his items such as the 3D printer, games consoles, and PC and in an ideal world I’d love some sort of garage or outhouse so I can add some big blinds in such as these from Velux so it doesn’t get too dark and give him a space that’s just his. Obviously, I’d still like to play games but I think having a more minimal living area and a less cluttered office would work better for both of us.
What are your home must-haves?
*This post has been written in collaboration with Westland London and Velux but all thoughts and opinions are my own