Designing a House Tips

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Many people work hard and save their hard earned income to invest in designing and building their dream home from blueprint to bricks. Knowing a couple of designing a house tips can greatly influence the planning process. Rather than hiring an architect to draw out your future home, there is so much satisfaction that comes from sitting in a room that you drew out yourself. This article will go over some designing a house tips to remember when you’re planning out your dream home.

Designing a House Tips - Design Your Dream Home 

Some designing a house tips include making a list, look around the environment, do your homework, choose the flooring wisely and more.

Make a List

It’s perfectly fine if you can’t draw the features you’re picturing in your mind. Make a list of all the features that you know definitely need to be in your new home. Keep the list simple and realistic, while also keeping your budget in mind. No matter how you display your mental image, anything should be enough to help your design and building team make it come to life.

Emphasize the Environment

Chances are, you bought the plot or land because of the beautiful scenery and natural features. Keep all of these in mind when planning where certain rooms and windows are facing. If you like seeing the sunrise through your curtains in the morning, have your bedroom windows facing the east. Design the living area in a way that it showcases the landscape which will create a great backdrop for hosting parties and celebrations.

Do Your Homework

Do you have an idea of how you want your home to look, but don’t know the correct terminology of what the design is called or what kind of style of home it is? If you have no idea what anything is called but have a lot of opinions, do some research on whether you want contemporary, modern or any other style for the design and features of your home.

Make sure you know what all the steps come between dreaming of a home and living in that dream home. Search around for the best design team suited for you and your needs, then relay onto them all of the ideas you’ve come up with to build it from the ground up.

Families Need Function and Flow

When building a home for your growing family, understand that life will be easiest with an open floor plan design which flows from each room and every area is multifunctional. Know the rooms that need to be discluded and closed off such as offices and bedrooms. Other living areas should be open. This kind of floor plan will come in handy when children are small and adventurous because they need to be visible to you whether you are in the kitchen or on the patio. An open floor plan is also nice for entertaining, reduces the chances of guests feeling cramped and claustrophobic.

Choose Flooring Wisely

Think about the future of the home. You may be living in it, but keep in mind of all the things your home will have to endure through the time of your residency. If you plan on having any children or pets, hardwood or tile flooring may be the best option because it’s easy to clean and does not need as much maintenance in the long run. Kids and pets both are prone to accidents on carpet, which makes it so hard to clean. Hard flooring is best for these scenarios because cleanup is just a quick wipe down.

Bottom Line

You’ve made the choice to build your dream home from the blueprint up. Don’t make it too hard on yourself and enjoy the process. As long as you are knowledgeable of designing a house tips, there shouldn’t be anything in your way from building the perfect home for you.

Comments (2)

Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Great list, Jennifer.  In addition to your points, I also wish more builders would pay attention to the design as it fits into the landscape, as Frank Lloyd Wright always did.

May 31, 2019 01:43 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

 Jennifer Stone very valuable list of tips for designing a house.

Jun 01, 2019 08:16 PM

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