home design

Designing Dream Home

If you’re house hunting, these factors will be important when you choose a home to move into. The planning stage often determines whether your custom-built home will ultimately full fill your dreams. The following are some home design tips to help your designer to create perfect custom home design plan for your family.

  1. You must first decide what type of house to build. All you need is a pencil and a piece of Sketch your ideas and make a list of features you want in each room onto a paper. Even rough sketches can help your home design team to understand what exactly you are looking for.
  2. Secondly, when you are creating a list of criteria for your home design, always start with the basics: i.e., bedrooms, bathrooms, number of family areas, dining room, and porch or deck styles for your home entrances and the size of your garage.
  3. Once your list is completed, compare it to your budget and adjust according to it. This is a difficult situation for first time, one way to adjust your budget is to invest in home design software that includes an estimator, which gives you a running total of costs as you design your home.
  4. If your land is unique; each plot has assets and challenges. Keep these in mind while creating your home design. Working with your land, instead of against, saves you excavating costs and retains more of your plots natural character.
  5. Once your ideas are recorded in rough form, begin prioritizing features for your new houses.
  6. As you and your designer begins to plan on rooms, consider bedrooms away from the communal areas of the house so that it will help to reduce noise in sleeping areas.
  7. Light has a powerful influence on humans, so always consider your lighting scheme, paint and flooring choices, and how your design will work.
  8. When putting together your floor plan, place furniture in the design to see how it all fits together. You can do this using graph paper, magazine clippings or by using home design software.
  9. The position of the sun can affect your home design in many ways, depending on the direction your home faces. A south facing home will be warmer in the winter, but hotter in the summer. Place windows to take advantage of natural light, which allows for better energy conservation. And if you particularly enjoy sunrises or sunsets, then design places into the east or west sides of your home to spend time doing so.
  10. Maximize your space Efficiently (Some tips)
  • Design direct access to the kitchen from the garage
  • Design all your plumbing in one general area, reducing pipe distance
  • Place your heating ventilation and air conditioning system as centrally as possible, allowing for better temperature balance throughout your house
  • Bedrooms should be isolated to reduce noise and increase privacy
  • Place your washer and dryer on the same floor as bedrooms (for two or more story homes)
  • Make sure all doorways, hallways and stairways are wide enough to move furniture through
  • Make sure that light switches are placed appropriate to traffic flow and that outlets are conveniently placed

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