Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream” had a goal of bringing forth change and freedom to the country decades ago. The country eventually got the kind of freedom and change that it has wanted, thanks to the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. decided to share to the American public and the rest of the world.
This just proves that dreams, no matter how big or small, and no matter where you are, can be achieved if one works hard. Most Singaporeans have the desire to achieve their dream homes. Although a speech is not needed to attain one, there are a lot of actions and decision-making from your part that you must do to achieve it.
You need not just buy furniture online or choose the right window shades and door type. There is more to building your dream home than just picking the essentials. Below are some of the least exciting things to first take care of to make sure that you get the house of your dreams.
Understand what your definition of a dream home is
One’s dream home might be another’s fantasy home. The home pegs that you see in magazines and online can be attainable for some but can be impossible for others. Thus, the first step in building your dream home is to understand what it really is.
A dream home should not be something that will leave you poor after you build it simply because you have exhausted all your funds. It should also not be something that you cannot maintain after you have built it.
Instead, a dream home should be something that you and your family have always wanted to achieve and has spent your life working towards achieving that goal.
Set a realistic budget
Budget is always a problem. Until and unless you are lucky enough to win in the lottery, you will find yourself making ends meet just to achieve the home of your dreams. To avoid such stress and burden, setting a realistic budget early on is something that you should do.
Again, your dream home is different from a fantasy home and having enough budget to work upon serves as a good foundation in achieving your goals.
Be flexible on the details
You will have to compromise on a lot of things to stick to your budget. You will have to let go of your marble countertops and settle for granite, and that is okay. Changing some things in your dream home will still allow you to have that kind of home that you and your family have always wanted, and that is what is important.
Challenges are inevitable
Expect challenges. Your timeline might get delayed because of some issues, workers might not work up to your standards, and you might have disagreements within your own family about how to build your home. But in the end, it is essential to remember that all these are part of the process and that it is normal.
Facing challenges calmly can help you make better decisions that will help you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Getting your dream home will not be a walk in the park. But with the right mindset and approach, you will be able to enjoy its comforts soon enough.