MAKE THE IDEAL HOME
Ideal is a concept that everyone wants to achieve. According to KBBI, the word “ideal” can mean according to what you aspire to, or wish for. Even in building a house, we definitely want an ideal home. But, what is meant by the ideal house?
Home is a place where we rest and spend time with loved ones. Whether we realize it or not, we always choose something we like to make our home feel more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Now, you could say that is one way of realizing the ideal home – a house filled with sentimental values and all the things we want.
Ideal Home Size
Determining the ideal house size is indeed tricky. Basically, the size of a house must be adjusted to the number of people who will later live in it. If you live alone, a three-story house with an area of 200 m2 will feel redundant. Meanwhile, a house size of 20 or 30 m2 may be too small to accommodate a family with 2 children, for example. So, what is the ideal size for a house for a family?
It can be said that the ideal house is a house that can meet the needs of its residents. It’s not the actual size, but the level of comfort and accessibility is one of the most important factors. However, currently there are no specific standards that determine the ideal size of a family home, both the building and the rooms.
The relatively small number of residents in the house will have different uses or needs from the size of the house if it is compared to the number of residents who are more or more than 5 residents.
We can take the example of a house for a family with two children or for a new couple who have plans to only have two children, and the house will later be occupied by four people and can be added with a household assistant (ART) if needed.
Based on certain considerations such as space for movement, furniture, and so on, the ideal size of each room for the family is as follows:
- master bedroom measuring 3 x 4 meters
- children’s bedroom measuring 3 x 3 meters
- guest bedroom measuring 3 x 3 meters
- Maid’s bedroom measuring 2 x 3 meters
- living room measuring 3 x 3 meters
- family room measuring 3 x 5 meters
- dining room measuring 3 x 3 meters
- kitchen measuring 3 x 3 meters
- car garage measuring 3 x 5 meters
- bathroom / WC measuring 2.5 x 1.5 meters
- warehouse measuring 2 x 3 meters
To build an ideal house, according to the size of each room, the following land is needed:
- 1 master bedroom = 12 m2
- 2 children’s bedrooms = 18 m2
- 1 guest bedroom = 9 m2
- 1 maid’s bedroom = 6 m2
- 1 living room = 9 m2
- 1 family room = 15 m2
- 1 dining room = 9 m2
- 1 kitchen = 9 m2
- 1 car garage = 15 m2
- 3 bathrooms / WC = 12 m2
- 1 warehouse = 6 m2
- 2 terraces (front and back) = 12 m2
- House building = 132 m2
- Front yard = 36 m2
- Backyard = 18 m2
- The amount of land needed to build the ideal house = 186 m2 or ideally 200 m2
Although it doesn’t have to be exactly the same, because it relates to the condition of the land you own, the above example can at least be an illustration for you when planning or deciding to build a house with an ideal size that can be occupied by 2 to 5 people.
Not only in terms of building a shelter, everything certainly requires careful planning. Before you start making, building, or buying a new home, what you have to do first is understand your needs. So, when deciding to have it, plan and make a priority scale, which one you really need and which one doesn’t. Planning is essential so that one day the house can match what it was aspired to from the start.
You have to pay attention to how many people will inhabit the house. This is related to the area of land required. You have to make sure that the land you have can accommodate all the people who will inhabit the house.
Another thing that is no less important is a matter of budget or the funds you have. Bajet is of course a major consideration. How big is your budget to have a house that is not only ideal for you, but for your family. In addition, don’t forget to pay attention to other factors such as location, accessibility, including transportation and other supporting facilities.
Ideal Home Criteria
The ideal house is not only seen from the building area, appearance or attractive design. Comfort and safety can actually be the main factors that represent the criteria for an ideal home. According to Reader Digest, there are several things that can determine whether a house is ideal or not.
- A strong, sturdy, and good structure or foundation
The house foundation is an important part of building construction which has a function to withstand the weight of the building on it. Therefore, the firmness of the foundation is vital. The main requirement for an ideal house is to have a strong, sturdy, and good structure or foundation.
The quality of the foundation of the house determines whether the house will last long and will not collapse during a disaster such as an earthquake. So, make sure to check and look at every part of the house before you buy it to avoid spending extra on renovation costs in the future.
- Good and smooth pipelines
When buying a home, some people underestimate existing pipelines because they think the problem can be fixed at a later time. Plumbing problems aren’t just about leaks. The leakage can cause fungi or bacteria to cause health problems for the occupants.
- Easy to maintain
Some people try to decorate the interior of the house to look beautiful, but don’t realize that they decorate it with things that are not really needed. Instead of making it beautiful, it is possible that these unnecessary items can actually cause problems later on. It is enough to decorate the house with items that are necessary and easy to repair in case of damage at a later date. You can schedule a tidying up three times a week or at least once a week before doing other activities.
- Good sanitation and air circulation
Another thing you have to pay attention to is sanitation and air circulation. It would be nice if the house has an adequate sanitation system and windows. The house must be free from damp conditions. Taking into account the climate, wind direction, sunshine, and the environment around the house will make the house feel comfortable.
- The existence of child-friendly open spaces
Open space is needed because childhood is the age where they are actively moving. Children must have space to run, play bikes, and so on. These activities will stimulate their motor nerves.
Children need a lot of outdoor activities, especially in a residential area. They will run, cycle, play hide-and-seek, and so on. As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep an eye on them. However, the residential environment must also have a good security system so that children can play freely.
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Not only sophisticated equipment, such as CCTV, but also aspects of human resources. You have to get to know the security officers in the neighborhood well, and vice versa. This way, security officers can immediately respond when children start to leave the residential area or when strangers start interacting with your children.
After you get the ideal housing physically, the last and foremost you should be aware of is the comfort while living in it. Home is a place where children ‘come back’. At home, children should feel comfortable and free from stress. Parents must also familiarize their children with socializing, such as teaching them to share, love each other, and so on so that your dream home can be enjoyed by all who live in it.