When you have very brilliant idea related on the size, layout of the home which you have planned on building in Bali for your retirement, you can begin with good concept on what you wish to have your retirement house to design. It depends on how you want to make the most of it and what your expectations on the house after it is built.
You should consider to whom your Bali house is intended for. Most retirees will spend their old times with their spouses. So, it is better to discuss about the house style, kind and room layout based on both you and your spouse want them to be.
There are some standards which may not be available in most houses in Bali like what most people have in those western countries. It is best to make good discussion with a reliable Bali contractor for deciding the best design which is suitable with the climate and the common Bali architecture which will bring comfort and add the value of the house at the same time.
Whereas, there will be some main considerations which can considerably impact the time and cost for constructing a retirement house in Bali because it will be different with building common houses in some western countries. Those major considerations link to the different culture. What may be normal in a western house, may not be usual in Bali house. It usually relates on some aspects like bahtroom, kitchen and the choice of flooring which can be very fundamental.
The number of floors that you plan to have for your retirement house in Bali is one of the most significant aspect which will impact the building process and price on building a retirement house in Bali. Other aspect is that most Bali houses, or any house in Indonesia have lots of ventilation due to the climate. So, it is best to have a good advice from a reliable architect in Bali for the best result on retirement house. It can be a further determination for the period and price of building a retirement house in Bali.
There are differences on modern and traditional Bali houses that you may want to choose for your retirement house. A conventional Bali house usually is not equipped with some equipment like bathtub and shower and they use big basin, instead. Another area which may be different is Bali conventional kitchen. It is usually featuring simple design with short table and sink. It is not common to have dishwasher in some areas in Indonesia and it may apply to Bali modern house as well.
The location for the best retirement house in Bali is the location. Most foreigners prefer to have a serene place for their golden years living. Instead of living near beaches, they like to live near natural rain forests or mountain with the magnificent panoramas of paddy field.
So, choices are all yours to make. You have everything you dream of in having a house in Bali for your retirement years. Enjoy living in Bali with all its beauty.