Are you dreaming of building your own home some day?

Are you searching for the perfect house plan but can’t seem to find it? You may have looked at dozens or even hundreds of custom house plan designs, but you’re not quite there. Here are some very important tips for designing your dream home

Ensure That You Have The Right Location

Of course, you have to get a lot before you start planning on the type of house to put on it. But have you ever taken a closer look at the location? Have you confirmed if it's the perfect place for your new home? Inspect the site, make sure it's flat enough and won't cost you much. Soil conditions are significant to the foundation of the house. If the soil condition is not favorable (Loose Soil), you may have to spend more on developing the land and founation works. This is costly and energy-consuming. So, inspect the land properly and don't jump into purchasing because of the low price..

Make Sure You Design Your House For Your Family

Discuss your house plan with your family members. Do not hesitate to get ideas from your friends and your architect. Their reactions will inspire you or make you realize some things that you may not have noticed. Such an approach can also avoid much discussion and criticism in the future. Your home will be the scene of your family life. Feel free to make changes to the rooms where you spend most of your time together. Unless you want to pay for some extensive renovations later on, make sure you analyse the way you and your family live and ensure this is reflected in the design of the home.

Design Your Home Around Your Lifestyle

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling”. Such a beautiful expression, right? And so true! Your home is an expression of your lifestyle and is the place where you feel most comfortable. If your home is designed around your needs, then you will always love to come back from the farthest corner of the world— simply because there is no place like home! So it’s essential that your house be in harmony with your lifestyle. To verify this, simply imagine yourself living inside it. Does it meet your daily activities? Will you be able to have guests over as you like? Room sizes and how they will be used is critical. If you have kids, make sure the house is danger free and has space to play around, maybe a garden or backyard. Your home must be nice, of course, but it must also be practical. Remember to include the relaxation or entertaining areas according to your regular or favorite activities. Each family has a unique way to occupy its time; think about how you will furnish your home and make sure to focus on the most popular rooms in the house.

Prepare The Wish List - Come Up With a Basic vision - Define Your Desires

This is where you decide on everything that goes into the house. Architects love to call it the program or the wish list. The list of all the rooms including storage, batrooms, bedrooms and TV room you want in the house is what makes up the program. So, take your time to deliberate on this. Start with the basic rooms needed first. After that, write additional rooms on a separate list, but remember that your budget still makes the final decision. Make this list according to your family size. How many bedrooms will you need? Is there going to be a master bedroom? Will bedrooms have closets and bathrooms? Small or big living room? Open or closed kitchen? Storage rooms, garage, workspace, and exterior places like patios, balcony, or roof deck should also be listed if needed. When you have it all listed down, drawing the floor plan will be more comfortable whether you want to do it yourself or invite an architect.

Determine How Much Additional Storage You Need

A house without an efficient storage space will be cluttered most of the time. Growing families always need more storage space from time to time as new members are been added. Consider adding additional storage space when designing your house so that it doesn't start to get cluttered. Think wider; try to picture out the extra things that you will need when a new baby is added to the family. And consider including built-in storage in your plan. Books, toys, and games can be well arranged and organized in built-in storages. Design your dream home with Kedella Homes.

What Dimensions (Size of The House) Should I Know Before Designing My House?

The term dimension in architecture is related to the measure of things, this is their size and shape as we perceive them visually. Small plan or big plan? This decision depends on your budget. You will need an architect for this and you also need to have some answers ready. How many floors do you want in your house? Would you like some double-height spaces? Do you need two parking lots? Some local councils have specifications on how big a house will be. We will find out if there are local regulations that can limit what you can build.

Consider The Full Budget For House Design And Construction

How much do you have in place for the full construction? If you are not used to taking a budget before doing things, you might just want to take that into practice when planning for a house. Building a home is very costly. You are likely to overspend if you don't prepare a budget. To avoid that, prepare a budget and stick to it. Keep your floor plan simple and less costly unless you have a high budget. Prepare for certain expenses like building materials, labor, architect, furnishing, and so on. When you budget, try to include some additional amount to cover unforeseen expenses. Avoid spending too much in anticipation of the future, even though it may be tempting in the development of a modern house plan. Concentrate more on your short term needs and on your current and actual budget. This way you do not end up being squeezed by high monthly payments. Further, You can always make renovations or improvements to your existing home. You can even utilize some space for some rooms in your new plan. It is for you to decide!

Consider Future Expenditures/ Avoid Frequent Renovations/ Consider The Maintenance Costs

Designing a house with architectural features that will bring you more cost in the future is not advisable, no matter how attractive they may be. It will look perfect on the paper and 3D Visuals but the maintenance cost will emanate. Make sure your building is durable. Use low maintenance materials that are strong and reliable. Don't let the cost of materials push you into purchasing something that is not going to last and might cost you frequent renovations. Consider the climate of your location and choose materials that are suitable for the weather. Build a structure that is long-lasting and not just something accommodating. Consider the possible consequences of certain upgrades of architectural features. On paper, everything is beautiful. In real life, the practical and economic sides are quickly put into perspective. Consider the maintenance costs of your future home. You need to establish your priorities and your budgetary limits.

Your Privacy and Safety

Privacy is an essential need for everyone, we all agree it’s important. The need for isolation is essential, if you work from home, love working-out, are a podcast listener or an aspiring software developer. Give these rooms special attention to ensure tranquility when working on your favorite activities, for you and for the rest of your household. Safety is of course essential in the design of any new home, especially if you have children. Is it safe to have access to certain areas? Are balconies and stairs well protected? Your family home is sure to be a wonderful playground, however, make sure the baby does not end up in your workshop.

Meet Your Needs and Your Aspirations

Drawing floor plans has been made easier. You can either choose to do-it-yourself or use design software. Just have fun with the planning and make sure you keep these things in mind. If you decide to use a ready-made plan, don't stress on looking for the perfect plan. Floor plans can be modified into what suits your taste and what fits your needs. But you must consider the things listed above. Finally, be aware that there is no point in looking for the perfect plan. All the plans can be modified according to your criteria. Before getting the project rolling, make sure that the house design meets your needs and your aspirations.

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