How to Design a Dream Home That Would Make Barbie Proud
For children, Barbie is the ultimate symbol of female success. After all, she owned her dream home long before Ken came along and even got to keep it during their eight-year separation in 2004.
Today, the Mattel website is offering a 1962 reproduction of the first Barbie DreamHouse ever—featuring mid-century modern decor and self-assembled slimline furniture.
But if having a portable version of the ultimate reality isn’t enough for you, then read on. We’re talking about the hottest ways to make your ultimate dream home a reality in 2019.
Start with the View
When you are putting up your dream home, you want to spend a lot of time thinking about where you want the lot to be based on what you want your views to be like.
A quality view is the only thing you will never be able to add later for more money. So make sure you spend a bit now to get the property you want and cut some of the other expenses for later additions.
Although the Barbie DreamHouse can be taken anywhere, your life-size version has to stay put… or does it?
Today, many people are designing tiny homes for themselves that they can take around the country.
A dream home doesn’t have to mean the world’s largest mansion, it only means what it means to you. If your dream home is one that can travel with you anywhere, then make that your reality!
Design the Ultimate Closet
Barbie is all about her wardrobe. After all, she is a dress-up doll. That means if you want to be like Barbie, you are going to need the ultimate closet.
Start by taking an inventory of your clothing and shoes and coming up with an idea of how much space you will need. Then spend some time exploring different options for organization and storage.
Many people prefer drawers while others prefer everything hanging. And some people like to have glass cabinets and drawers so they can see what’s inside. Others prefer wood or another solid finish so that they can disguise their messy piles.
The ultimate closet wouldn’t be complete without a full-length mirror and a cozy sitting area. So make sure you find a great plush chair!
Make a Place for Your Barbie Dream Car
Depending on what kind of climate you live in, you will most likely want to build a garage for your car. Barbie wouldn’t have it any other way.
But if you don’t particularly need the coverage, save some money on the expense of a garage and redirect those funds where you want them to go.
Choose the Perfect Tub
Set yourself up for spa days at home with the ultimate bathroom. Choose fixtures and cabinetry that blends well in the space and is easy to keep clean. Then it’s time to turn to the fun part: the tub.
There used to be only so many tubs on the market. They were all ceramic or porcelain and were simply meant to hold hot water.
But in 2019, the tub has come a long way. Today it stands as one of the ultimate signifiers of luxury in a home. People are purchasing tubs made of precious jewels and gold.
So what do you think Barbie would want her tub to be made of if she could have anything in the world? That’s what you want to choose for your ultimate bathroom oasis.
Only the Best for Barbie
Barbie’s DreamHouse is a space that spares no luxury. But since you’re not a doll and most likely have some sort of budget, you will have to decide where you want to spend your money.
Decide what the most important items you want in your home are and put the finances for those items aside before you begin the rest of your plan.
If you try to design a housing budget and work in your Barbie-like upgrades later, you’re sure to go over. You can always choose to redirect the funds from those upgrades into the building process if things become more expensive than you expected.
Don’t Skimp on Your Dream Kitchen
Not only is Barbie a fantastic cook, but she also loves to mix up her favorite recipes in a gorgeous kitchen. And she’s not the only one.
Kitchens are one of the best places to invest your money to ensure you get a good resale value for your home. While some people will love your gorgeous bathtub and outlandish closet, almost everyone will enjoy your practical choices in the kitchen.
After all, the kitchen is one of the most important gathering places for your family and will pay a huge role for holiday gatherings.
Create the Ultimate Outdoor Space
Although the indoors of your home will be spectacular and have incredible views, the perfect dwelling can’t be complete for most dreamers without an awesome outdoor space.
Make sure you select a variety of plants that bloom at different times of year to ensure you always have something nice and fragrant to look at.
Don’t Forget the Bells and Whistles
There are a lot of bells and whistles that Barbie would love in her dream home, like glass railing. Decide what features you want your dream home to have.
But also save more money for the practical parts of your home, life the roof. Learn more about roofing and replacements here.
Make the Most of Your Money
Making the ultimate Barbie dream home for yourself is all about investing in the things that will make you happy.
For more tips to make the most of your money, check out my finance blog articles today.