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How to Find Inspiration for Your Dream Home

All of us have a dream home. We all desire and dream of dwelling in a home that is more than just comfortable – it’s also well designed and beautiful. Our dream home allows us to do anything we want – from rest to recreation. But where do you start? While the process of designing a home is demanding and challenging, it’s the first step in turning your dream into a reality. Read some inspiration from Gordon James to start dreaming up your home:


1. A Grand Kitchen

You don’t have to be on Top-Chef to have a fabulous kitchen. Your kitchen can showcase the latest in finishes, design ideas, and amenities featuring marble countertops, detailed custom cabinets, double islands, and spacious floor plans. Pro-grade appliances, thoughtful layouts, gorgeous lighting, architectural elements, and other luxurious elements all elevate your kitchen. From the things that make a kitchen beautiful to the things that make it function beautifully, the attention to detail is what creates a gorgeous kitchen design. Be inspired to make your dream kitchen a reality with these beautiful kitchen designs.

   Laundry room in custom home in Minnetonka, MN by Gordon James

2. Stylish Laundry Room

While designing your dream house, it’s important not to forget the small details like your laundry room. Don’t be afraid to take style risks with colorful artwork, wallpaper, or furniture, and while designing the layout and place in your home, consider your family’s needs and lifestyle. Here are some tips from Gordon James so you can design a peaceful, stylish, and relaxing laundry room in your dream home.


3. An Outdoor Oasis

Let’s move away from the indoors to the great outdoors for a minute. Make your deck a destination this summer by defining different activity zones within the space. Consider multiple levels to carve out different spaces for amenities including; a stainless steel grill, pizza oven, and lounge seating. For long, relaxing soaks at the end of a hot summer day, a hot tub or spa on the deck is a must-have luxury. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of privacy, use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses.


4. A Walk-In Closet or Dressing Room

Every dream home needs an elegant walk-in closet or dressing room that provides a relaxing and private escape for preparing for the day. An elegant custom closet begins with a thoughtful design and organization strategy. The design should serve your needs, maximize storage space, express your style, and showcase your wardrobe. Here’s the Gordon James guide to designing a walk-in closet or dressing room so you can experience joy whenever you open it.


5. Luxurious Bathroom

A great luxurious bathroom is a cheery and relaxing place start to your day and a soothing and serene place to end it. A single slipper chair, a spacious ottoman encourages you to treat the room like a luxurious day spa. Here, you can sit back and relax after the mundane routines of brushing your teeth or combing your hair. From large, show-stopping bathtubs, walk-in showers with seating, and sleek vanity units, your bathroom should be curated to your wants. If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look at these beautiful bathrooms perfect for lounging.


6. A Custom Bar

From sleek to modern to traditional, a home bar is a perfect place for any gathering. If you really want to rival the coolest clubs, pubs, or lounges in your area add a pool table, darts, or arcade near your home bar. Now, the drinks are on the house! For a spacious home bar, design your basement with entertaining in mind, or if you have space, consider transforming a garage into a unique space. Find inspiration for your home bar in the most beautifully designed bars in each state.


7. Functional and Striking Home Office

A great home office should be functional and beautiful. Choose overall neutral colors like white, grey, tan, and ivory. These neutrals don’t distract the eye and can be easily paired with your favorite accent color (think yellow, red, or blue) to add in some energy. For more inspiration and ideas take a look at Architecture Digest’s list of luxury home offices. Creating a home office is an opportunity to connect with yourself and your work. It should be a place for focus, not distraction, that enhances the work you do.


Start Designing Your Dream Home with Gordon James

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.