Choosing your Home

How to Find Your Dream Home Style 

G.J. Gardner Homes is dedicated to making your dream home a reality. But it can be a challenge to even know what your dream home is. With such a wide array of styles trending today, we want to help you find a style that reflects your own taste and lifestyle needs. As one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, finding your dream home style guarantees you get the best return.  

Dream homes should always be a balance of aesthetics and efficacy, rather than just one or the other. For our G.J. Gardner Homes design team, we believe that form follows function. This means your home’s final look has been designed a the focus on enhancing your daily life and routine. Our homes are made to be lived in, not just looked at. We want to find the layout, materials and features that will keep your home looking beautiful, without compromising the functionality and feel of your home. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to upgrade, we know there’s so much at stake when it comes to finding the right home style so we’re here to help! 

How to get started 

Step #1: Discovery 

Fortunately, today’s home design landscape is overflowing with ideas, aesthetics and influences. If you’re building for the first time or just don’t even know where to start, we recommend doing your initial research to get familiar with leading home styles and lingo. This is your discovery phase.  

Our Home Inspiration provides plenty of insight into our home designs and the styles available. By taking a scroll, you can begin to find what you like and more importantly, what you don’t. From there, social media is another hotspot to find great design inspiration from a diverse range of sources. Many G.J. Gardner Homes clients create a Pinterest board to collate all their favourite looks and features. This can be a helpful tool from as early as your initial home tours to meetings with our design team.  

Step #2: Reflection 

Once you’ve found all the design features and styles of homes that spark joy, the crucial next step is deciding what’s feasible for your budget, lifestyle and future. Our team’s decades of experience provide great insight into how each home style actually performs so we can find what’s realistic for you.  

We recommend reflecting on your daily routine to understand how you interact with your home. This includes your most used spaces, the details you find inconvenient and the amount of home maintenance you want to commit. Apply these personal findings to your inspiration to narrow down what will enhance your daily life, what’s non-negotiable and what you’re not willing to upkeep. 

For example, the clean white spaces of the Hamptons style might look magnificent, but the upkeep might not work with your young children or cleaning habits. Or stone throughout the home might add a touch of luxury, but the threat of water damage just isn’t compatible with the amount of maintenance you’re willing to invest in. 

Step #3: Location  

Your home dream style should consider where you want to live as well. Location decides what’s possible for your dream home from the floorplan size to climate-compatible materials.  

Different locations not only have different building codes and council regulations, but they also come with a unique set of factors like airflow, free space and noise pollution. Our homes are tailored for high performance within the particular landscape they’re built. This includes using certain noise-reducing, insulating or humidity-safe materials and buildings to ensure the home complements the climate and conditions.  

Moreover, not all locations have the same amount of land available for building. In urban areas, your home is naturally going to be smaller in size than on acreage. Taking this into account can help you marry your dream style features with the space available. 

Step #4: Budget 

When it comes to budget, our design team is committed to finding options that will achieve your dream style, even if you don’t have your dream budget. In these initial stages of finding what you like, we wouldn’t get too concerned about the costs involved. Instead, focus on the look and feel you generally gravitate towards. From these, we can work to achieve this look with the resources at hand.  

Why find your home style 

Homes should reflect the people who live in them. Finding your dream home style is about more than just aesthetics – it’s about creating a space that feels like it truly belongs to you. At G.J. Gardner Homes, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a home that they love. Finding your dream home style is the first step towards creating a living space that promotes emotional well-being, functionality and personalization. Here’s just a few benefits of finding your dream home style.  


Your future home is naturally a major investment so it’s important it actually feels like home. By making sure your home reflects you and your style, home can be a place where you can unwind and feel at peace. We have created hundreds of G.J. Gardner Homes designs to offer you the freedom to build a home you’ll love.  


Beyond just loving where you live, it’s important to make sure you love living in your home as well. There’re endless beautiful home designs out there, but not all are going to be compatible with your way of life.  

Finding your dream home style ensures your future home will perform efficacy to make your daily life easier.  


You want to find a home design that truly resonates with you, and not just design trends. By developing a home style that’s future proof, you guarantee your home’s longevity.  

Find your dream home design today 

Our friendly G.J. Gardner Homes team is here to help you achieve your dream home from the initial planning to the final touches. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our home designs and our custom approach to building.