Join award winning interior designer, author and Forever Home expert, Frances, as she takes you on the journey to create the Forever Home of your dreams.
Frances will help you navigate all the big ticket items, and all the little details that get lost along with way when renovating or building a new home.
Focusing on sharing key information to ensure you’re planned and prepared for the journey, she’ll share how to ensure your home is functional, sustainable, durable, and aesthetically beautiful.
Guests will also join Frances to share their insight and expertise on various topics, so you’re getting well rounded information from a wide source of specialists.
Frances has helped hundreds of people create Forever Homes that are designed for their lifestyles and reflects who they are, and is super passionate about you getting your Forever Home right. She’s also built her home Forever Home, so she knows first hand what it takes, and what you need to know.
Share the journey, and let Frances guide you along the way.
Episode 110: My Forever Home Live - Getting the Details Right Before You Build
In this Facebook Forever Home Live Frances discusses some key functionality points to consider in your home design before the build starts. She outlines small details that are often missed that affect the functionality of your home, and lead to disappointment when not picked up in time to rectify.
Episode 109: Beautiful Home Design Made Easy Online Course
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Episode 108: Floorplans – Preventing Under-Utilised Spaces
In this episode of the My Forever Home podcast, Frances discusses how to prevent having under utilised spaces in your home. She outlines the common areas that often appear on floorplans, which are not well utilised and what you need to think about to ensure all space is maximised in your home. This is to save money now, but for the duration of your time in the home. SHOWNOTES:
Sometimes, homeowners can rush with getting their floor plans completed as they are so keen to get their home built or renovated.
However, not getting your floor plans right has a long-term detrimental effect on the outcome of your home and can end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
The key is to slowdown so you can review your floor plans with your vision and brief in mind. This will also allow you to review all spaces and rooms in your plans, to see if any spaces are likely to be under utilised.
Under utilised rooms ultimately waste money, energy, and resources. The key is not to jeopardise premium floor space in your home when it could be used for something else.
So what are the most common under utilised spaces;-
The Spare room
Spare rooms are set up for guests to have a comfortable place to stay, but how often do they stay, and what is the spare room being used for all the other days and months when you don't have guests in the room?
Think about creating multiple functions for your spare room for when you don't have guests.
For instance, your spare room can serve as an office while being able to welcome guests every now and then.
Formal dining room
Traditional homes sometimes have two dining rooms, the additional dining space is often what we refer to as the "formal dining rooms". Often this room is never used, or so infrequently, that it doesn't translate to good use of space.
To maximise it, you need to assess how often you are going to utilise the space.
It could be closed off and used as a separate room. It could be carved up to add space to another room (i.e walk-in pantry or into the kitchen space) Formal living area or Secondliving
Having a second living area is a great idea as it can be used as another living space for privacy. It also enables other family members to watch different shows or do different things. However, the second living needs to be set up correctly for it to reach its full potential.
Think about how you want to use space and how you want them to feel a second living area. Your second living area is a great opportunity to create something different from open plan living.
To do this, you can create a different "feeling" in space by having:
Different flooring Heavier style window treatments Different furniture style Different colour palette and textures Lastly, you must be able to close off this space off to create a separate zone and mitigate noise from other living areas to fully maximise the uitilisation of a second living room.
Think about the requirements for these spaces and how they will be used.
Questions to ask:
How frequently are you going to use the space? How can you create multi-functional spaces? How does your lifestyle suit the spaces on the floorplan? What do you need for your family and how will this room make a difference to how you live in the space? A room that is hardly ever used costs money to build, time to maintain it, energy to heat or cool it and resources to have it there.
It’s all about making your floorplans work super hard and be relevant to what you need.
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Episode 107: Creating a Vision for Your Home
In this episode of the podcast, Frances outlines how important it is to create a vision for your home, and that a vision is not just about the way you want your home to look. She outlines what a vision is for your home, what you should think about when creating it, and how to go about it to make it about aesthetics as well as functionality.
Episode 106: How to Choose the Right Floor
In this episode of My Forever Home, Frances runs through key considerations when deciding on your flooring type. She outlines 10 buying criteria for choosing the right floor for your home along with key mistakes people can make when deciding on their floor, and how best to avoid those mistakes. The floor in your home makes a big impact and has to work really hard for you, so it’s important to be informed about different flooring available, choose carefully, and buy the best you can afford.
Episode 105: Engaging Key Specialists for your renovation or new build
In this episode of My Forever Home, Frances outlines what she terms the ‘Key 4’ specialists you’ll need on your team for your renovation or new build. She outlines the benefits of engaging your key team early on, along with how they can each save you money and lots of time, as well as mitigate expensive mistakes. She outlines what each of them brings to the equation for a successful outcome for your home project.