“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is You-er than You!” Dr Seuss
Dr Seuss got it right! We are all unique. Our homes should be a reflection of this, a mirror of our tastes and style, with room for our passions and hobbies. Some of these hobbies require space hogging accessories – golf buggy anyone!? – and space for which should be included in your home design. It makes sense to create your home around the activities that bring you joy!
Consider how you spend your time off:
If you are hitting the trails on your mountain bike, where do you put your mud-spattered clothes and bike when you come home?
Golfers – those clubs do not belong in the lounge room, but shoving them in the dusty shed with the dog’s pooper-scooper doesn’t seem right either!
What about your boat? It’s worth more than your car but you cover it with a tarp in the backyard.
The long distance runner with his treadmill in the laundry; the drummer with his kit in his bedroom; the grey nomads with a caravan on the front lawn.
We all are guilty! Let us all stop trying to cram our passions into a house built for someone that does not live like us.
Remember, you are not average, your life is not from a cookie-cutter production line, it’s YOUnique! Why try to cram your life into a house plan – designed for a life you don’t lead? Wouldn’t it be better to design a home that fits your YOUnique life?!