What Makes a House Your Dream Home?

Feb 20 2024

Hemali Ben

House and Home! Though they seem to be synonyms at first, they are more complex than that. 

A house is just a structure made of concrete, bricks, and furniture where people can eat and sleep. However, a home is more than just its walls, floors, and furnishings—it's a place where feelings and emotions are shared. After a demanding and long day, you can truly unwind there and look forward to returning. And in a dream home, this comfort level has reached new heights. 

A dream home is one that exceeds your expectations and meets all of your needs, even ones you didn't realise you had. It reflects your personal style and gives you a sense of serenity. Dream homes can be large and luxurious or compact and cosy, with unique interior designs created just for the homeowner. 

So, even though you're not sure what defines a dream home, are you still willing to make that dream a reality? Then, Brick&Bolt is here to help you. We bring the top 12 features that make your house your dream home. 

So, let’s start…

Top 12 Things That Make Your House Your Dream Home

The following are the top characteristics that turn your house into your dream home:

  1. Start with the Must-haves

  2. Natural Light & Ventilation

  3. Energy Efficiency

  4. Landscape

  5. Open Floor Plan

  6. Ample Kitchen Counter Space

  7. Separate Pantry Space

  8. Kitchen Island

  9. Master Bedroom

  10. Outdoor Entertainment Area

  11. Ample Storage Space

  12. Garage 

Let’s dive deep into all the features…

  1. Start with the Must-Haves

When you are building a home and thinking about luxury, the basic and primary things pop into your mind first. So, start with the must-haves, such as thinking about the things that are non-negotiables for yourself and your loved ones. 

The following are the first and foremost things to consider you can start with. 

  • Location of the home,

  • Size of the home, 

  • Requirements of units such as you need 2 BHK, 3 BHK or more.

  • A home design like an open floor plan, balconies, kitchen island, terrace and luxury bathroom, 

  • Room specifications include master bedrooms, guest rooms, kids' rooms, pooja rooms, study rooms, and home offices.

  • Types of flooring, kitchen style, window size, storage size, etc.

  • Home automation and decor, etc.

Everything around you gives an inspirational background for your dream home. So think wisely and keep an eye on your surroundings while choosing your dream home must-haves.

  1. Natural Light and Ventilation


Most people like natural light gleaming in their homes. Good and enough ventilation sources like large windows and doors brighten your day with the abundance of natural light and outdoor view. Natural lights and ventilation give you a good mental state and conserve energy by lowering the need for artificial lighting during the daytime. Hence, it’s the most practical approach to get sustainability and a healthy lifestyle in a metropolitan area

Apart from that, you'll get more vitamin D from natural light, and it may even help in relaxation. The natural light coming through the windows lets you see your children and/or pets playing in the backyard or a garden, whether you're in the kitchen or the living room.

  1. Energy Efficiency

Nowadays, a growing number of people are interested in energy-efficient features and appliances. Incorporating energy efficiency into your home design is the best way to conserve energy and reduce your household expenses, along with the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. You can also enhance energy efficiency by home automation and IoT.

  1. Landscape

Landscaping enhances the aesthetics and monetary value of your home, along with privacy and security. To design your landscape, you can add a walkway, flowers, trees, fountains, and statues. A well-designed landscape gives a cool and relaxing environment. In addition, the front yard landscape can greatly enhance the appearance of your home from the street and make your home more welcoming. 

  1. Open Floor Plan

Nowadays, most people like open floor plans and open rooms when looking for a home design. An open floor plan means two or more traditional areas, like the living room and dining room, that are combined together to form a much bigger and grand area for your comfort. It not only makes your house appear spacious, but it is also ideal for your children to play in the house and host any get-together. In addition, it allows more flexibility in furniture arrangement and gives your home a luxurious feel.

  1. Ample Kitchen Counter Space

Kitchen counter space is an essential kitchen design component to ensure that the cooking and food preparation area is functional and efficient. It offers a specialised area for performing culinary tasks such as chopping, mixing, and assembling ingredients. It improves the overall workflow and makes your cooking experience more organised and enjoyable.

  1. Separate Pantry Space

Many people consider a separate pantry to be crucial in their home design. This is an approach to organising and arranging your food in a single room without opening multiple cabinets at once. This also makes it easier to handle your kitchen space because there is more space to store appliances in the kitchen cabinets.

  1. Kitchen Island


A kitchen island is a freestanding, centrally located kitchen structure serving multiple functions. It is typically made up of a countertop, often made of the same materials as the rest of the kitchen counters. It is supported by a base, which may include cabinets, drawers, or open shelving for extra storage. Its main function is to add extra workspace for cooking and food preparation. In addition, it also contributes to the functionality and beauty of the overall kitchen design and layout.

  1. Master Bedroom

A master bedroom gives both functional and aesthetic purposes in any home design. It is typically larger than other traditional bedrooms and consists of a private bathroom, which adds comfort and luxury. It can accommodate a wider range of furniture, such as a king-size bed and additional storage space, such as walk-in closets. A master bedroom serves as a private retreat for you and offers a peaceful space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  1. Outdoor Entertainment Area

An outdoor entertainment area is a designated space in a home planned to serve outdoor relaxation and leisure time. They are designed to offer a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living and are commonly found in gardens, patios, or decks. You can include a barbecue or outdoor kitchen, comfortable seating arrangements, soft lighting and possibly a fireplace in your outdoor entertainment area to create a cosy and inviting gathering environment.

  1. Ample Storage Space

Sufficient storage space is necessary in most of the house areas, including the living rooms, kitchen, and utility rooms. It’s a must-have for both organising and functionality in the home, specifically for lowering clutter and having enough organised places to store household stuff. A good storage design uses both open and hidden storage options while considering the unique requirements of each space. We have also written a detailed blog on smart storage ideas for your home. So, click on the link below to know more-

Smart Storage Ideas For Home

  1. Garage 

In the home design, a garage is a multipurpose, useful space that is mainly used to store and safeguard vehicles, including bicycles, motorbikes, and cars. Garage designs can differ depending on personal tastes and requirements, and they can be either detached or attached to the main house. Keeping vehicles safe and secure from the weather and possible theft is one of a garage's main purposes. Furthermore, garages frequently provide additional space for storing seasonal goods, outdoor gear, and tools. In addition, you can turn some portion of your garage into a gym or workshop.


In conclusion, we hope the above-mentioned characteristics help you to know what makes a house your dream home. However, turning a house into a dream home cannot be done in a formulaic, standard manner. Your dream home is specific to you, with only your creativity limiting the options. A comfort, style, and a genuine sense of belonging are all embodied in a dream home, which summarises your unique vision with features like a beautiful landscape, kitchen island, plenty of storage, open living areas, energy efficiency, etc., with a personal touch.

At Brick&Bolt, we turn your dream home into a reality with our expert architects and designers team and experienced contractors. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s build your dream home together!!!

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