Here it is, the moment every guy dreamt of having. You’re finally about to build your dream bachelor pad. The exciting life of a single man with a place to call his own with everything he wants is within reach.
A bachelor’s pad should look and feel like the person who owns it. The design should relate to their hobbies, personal style, everyday routine, and personality. The perfect bachelor pad should also find a way to embrace and work with those elements and incorporate them into its overall aesthetic.
But let’s face it, not all guys have a knack for design or decor. However, every one of us has dreamt of the perfect bachelor’s pad. It’s understandable if most of us have no clue how to get started, especially when it’s our first time.
If you feel like you’re in a similar situation, let us guide you through the steps to making your perfect bachelor’s pad.
Know Who You are
We are not trying to get you on a one-way trip to soul-searching in the alps. We’re saying that you should understand what you can and can’t do. While the idea of dabbling into designing interiors for the first time or DIY-ing everything sounds tempting, you should consider leaving those parts to the pros. The last thing you want is your dream bachelor’s pad turning into a nightmare.
Even if you’re the type to be up for any challenge, you might want to sit this one out. Consider hiring a designer or an architect. They can help you translate your ideas into the real world better than anyone else can. But if you don’t have any plans, they can surely come up with designs that you’ll like and pitch them to you.
Subsequently, a general contractor will be your best friend once it’s time to start construction. They help ensure that every construction process is done right and up to specs. They do this by communicating with everyone involved in the project. Their contact list includes the designers, engineers, and even the plumber.
A benefit of hiring professionals to make your dream bachelor’s pad a reality is peace of mind. You can find confidence in a professional’s work and guarantee, which eliminates much of the worries when building a home for the first time.
A Man with a Plan
Have a clear idea of what you want to do with your place before getting started. Do you have a specific look or style that you want to follow? Got contrasting ideas that you’re not sure would work well together? Whatever they are, make sure to list all of them down and work with your designers and contractors to get a better idea of how it will all look once it’s finished.
Don’t make the mistake of getting too excited and start buying everything that comes to mind on impulse. All that stuff can quickly turn your bachelor’s pad into a mess in no time. One way to prevent this is by setting a budget for each room and trying your best to stick to it. It helps you control how much stuff you put inside your pad and makes you think hard about which things truly matter.
Make it Personal, but Practical
While we believe that a bachelor pad must reflect the bachelor’s personality, it’s still a must to keep it simple and practical. What we mean by that is that you shouldn’t fill up your pad to the roof with everything you can get your hands on and grab. Studies have shown that having too much stuff can negatively impact our mood and well-being. So instead, opt for statement pieces or dedicating small corners for each of your interests. With that, you’ll prevent your home from becoming cluttered with too many things.
Keep everything to a minimum without making your pad look bare. That principle goes for everything you put into it, from furniture, gadgets, objects, and your decor. It’s also a must you strike a balance between heavy and light objects and finishes, as they can help accentuate the room in a way that doesn’t lean too heavily on one vibe. Try to visualize each piece that you plan on buying in your room first before making the purchase. If that’s something you may have trouble doing, consult your designer.
There is a lot of excitement involved in building your dream bachelor’s pad. And if you’re not careful, you could make some very costly rookie mistakes. So take your time to go through everything we’ve discussed before getting started. It will help you make the right decisions throughout the project and make your dream pad a reality without any hiccups.