I have been born and brought up in a bungalow, though now we have shifted to a flat. I still wish to return to a bungalow format, cause it gives you the freedom to design your house the way you feel like. A flat is restrictive in a number of ways.
The look and feel of the house would be country side from the exterior. I have always been fascinated by the look. Though it could be tweaked to the modern times, still a country look.
Now let us get to the detailing of the inside rooms. Firstly, I wish to get a four bedroom house plus a big drawing room, a patio, a small garden, a massive wardrobe, a kitchen and a prayer room. I guess that should be pretty much it.
As we enter the house we should come across the drawing room. The drawing room should have a television plus a seating arrangement, no clutter plus should give a warm welcome feeling to an outsider.
Once we cross the drawing room, we enter the prayer room. The prayer room should have an ethereal look, that signifies divinity. Though the lighting and arrangement should be typically mentioned in the photo, I would need a window and a bit bigger space.
Past the prayer room, now we have an entry to the Four bedrooms, one the main bedroom, the other a kids room (If i get married), one for the inlaws or my parents and the remaining for guests.
My bedroom will have the following look. The first light to wake you up with a sky view. The sky view is very important cause I have always been fond of star gazing. So we could loose the cream black pattern in the photo with a more transparent sky view 🙂 The colour would be certainly white. I love white and black. Book shelf a must, I read at night plus a bed side lamp.
Adjoining to my room will be a wardrobe. Mom says I am a collector of good things. I have always wished to have a big wardrobe. And not too high, cause I am not very tall within my reach.
Once we get past the bedroom, we come across the kids room. Though not more than one kid. More lighting, a study table, a book shelf, etc.
Once we go past the kids bedroom, comes the parents room, the kids room will be positioned between my room and the grandparents cause in case anyone needs anything at night we are approachable.
Now the parents room, simple and less congested. No marble flooring or anything, cause when you are old, you tend to fall, a window cause elderly people like to gaze out of the window, a tv in their room, in case they can’t walk too much. One never know what old age brings.
Then this will be followed by the guest room. Past the guest room comes the Patio and the garden, another reason for the Patio near the parents room, elderly people like to take a walk they like to spend time in the surroundings. Though all the rooms are going to be on one floor, no stairs please. Similarly, kids like to play, the garden should be approachable.
The Patio should overlook the garden, Patio should be covered as even during rains or a cold season, one can sit in the sunlight plus sip a hot cup of tea or coffee and read the newspaper. Although the garden should have greenery, it should be an equitable mix of gravel plus a small lawn, not too much cause it becomes difficult to maintain. But a few open spaces where one can grow flowers. I would not prefer a swimming pool, cause it becomes a bit dangerous at times. Although a fish tank in the Patio would be more than welcome. I would love to have one.
Now the second most important part of the house the kitchen, the kitchen should not be very complicated. I like it simple as am not tall, i would like things within my approach. I love to cook, so if I am going to spend time here, it better be nice. Btw I forgot to mention the first important room of the house the Prayer room, it is always the first important room. 🙂
I guess we have covered most of the rooms, leaving aside the bathroom, ah, simple, non-slippery and the least complicated. No bath tubs cause they cause a lot of dirt and require high maintenance. Enough cabinets and space cause you need to place your washing machine, and other things.
In short a small and warm home. Nothing more than my dream house. Although a few changes in the color schemes might be needed.
Hope to achieve this dream and build this house and live in it when I am old. 🙂
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