Make a Big Change
Let’s start with some ideas that might require a bigger budget, but are definitely worth the time and effort if your budget allows.
An approach that will require some remodeling is expanding your home or knocking down some walls. For instance, a wall in your dining or living room that is facing your backyard could be replaced with a huge glass window or sliding door (or if you want to really get fancy, think of french doors).
This will provide you with a great view of the outdoors, much additional light in the home as well as connect your inside areas with the outdoors – especially if you keep the doors open most of the time.
On the more daring side of things, if you’re thinking about expanding your home to include the local habitat, one idea is to have a tree indoors. You can build the expansion around an existing tree or bush you really like and make it a part of your living area.
Similarly, and depending on your area, this can be also done with local geological features, like a boulder or part of a cliff.
We’re well aware that modifications like these are not for the faint hearted or those without a little bit of cash in the kitty. For some, this might not present a problem, but for most others any kind of project of this nature will involve securing the appropriate financing.
Whether you already own the house in which you’re planning your modifications or are about to put your foot onto the property ladder, it is vitally important that you’re aware of the kind of financial outlay (and assistance) will be needed, either through a broker or a lending institution.
Spend some time researching your loan options, check for lenders online (and offline) and gain insight into the competitive interest rates offered by some of today’s banks.