How do you know when you’ve found your perfect home?

With a vision of your perfect home in mind and armed with a list of must-haves, it can be a very exciting, but daunting time deciding whether the house you are viewing is ‘the one’.

To help, we’ve put together this handy guide so you can be sure you’ve found your perfect home.

Checks your ‘must-have’ boxes

A great place to start is thinking how you want to spend your time and what you want from your home. Whether you need lots of space for the kids to run around and plenty of storage, an easy commute to work, or you’re a keen cook, gardener, love entertaining, or want somewhere to relax – some spaces will be more important to you than others.

Whatever it may be, being able to check off your must-have boxes as you view properties, goes a long way to reassuring you that you’re making the right choice.

Location, location, location

We are so fortunate in Surrey and Hampshire to have the coast, countryside, picturesque villages and city life – with excellent transport links, schools and amenities – all on our doorstep.

We only have to think of Channel 4’s ‘Location, location, location’ – to get the message how important location is when looking for a new home. In fact, even multi-millionaire presenter, Phil Spencer lives in Hampshire, what could give you more confidence that it’s the perfect location than that?!

Getting ‘that feeling’

We know it can be overwhelming going from viewing a house online, to knowing it’s ‘the one’. You try to stay level-headed and objective, check off your must-haves, start making a pros and cons list – you question and doubt yourself a lot – but sometimes you just get ‘that feeling’.

It may be love at first sight, when you first view the property online and can’t wait to get inside. Or it’s the curb appeal and location that draws you in. Or it hits you when you first walk through the door and you can feel this is the place for you.

You should trust your instincts, if you can see yourself living there and are imagining your furniture inside – then it’s a very good sign!


Whether you have an expanding family, or are looking to downsize, future proofing yourself by getting the right size home, in the right budget, is key to finding the perfect home. We covered all about rightsizing in a recent blog – you can read it here.

You can see yourself moving in

If it already feels like home and you can’t wait to show it off to your family and friends or, in fact, you want to stop looking at other houses – you can be pretty sure you’ve found your perfect house.

You may find it’s actually the small details you fall in love with, that weren’t even on your must-have list. It might be something that reminds you of your childhood home, or something that really excites you and gives you the confidence to know this is the right home for you. 

Have you been dreaming about your perfect home and wish you’d already found it? We’re used to building buyers their bespoke forever homes. Get in touch with our Sales Department on 07983 561414 or email to get started on your journey to finding your own.