Designing a custom home is an experience most will only have once in their lifetime. There are considerations to be made when determining what type of home best suites your needs, lifestyle and budget. The first step in the process is creating the design of a future home. This planning stage sets the tone for the whole project and requires time, planning and ideas to blueprint a custom build road map.
1. Get Creative
Take an inventory of the necessities of how you already live and think about what areas you may be able to enhance from your current standard. Whether it is additional storage or a fireplace near the bathtub, the possibilities are endless when you design a home from scratch. Watching home shows on the TLC channel or getting inspired with ideas on Pinterest can help you generate additional ideas.
2. Decide on Size and Location
Decide on an estimate of the size of the home that will suite your needs accordingly. Are you a downsizing empty nester and need less or a growing family? Knowing the amount of space you will need both now and in the future will help you determine the location and floor plan for a new home build.
When building a custom home the possibilities are endless. Most of us are on a budget so deciding on must-have and nice-to-have will help you determine what areas to splurge and where to be conservative. Drafting a design plan is the first step in the journey of creating your ideal living space. The process will provide a road map of costs and considerations.
4. Lighting, Functions, Features
Assess your lifestyle and ideal environment. Knowing what features are essential will assist in decision making and planning. Whether it is the amount of natural light coming in from a vaulted ceiling skylight or heated flooring and towel racks in the bathroom, know what comforts are a priority.
Taking your ideas and turning them into a reality is possible with the assistance of a professional designer. This crucial, yet exciting first step can take you on the path to living in your dream home.
If you would like to brainstorm and draw out some of your ideas for a new home, please contact our in-house designer and take advantage of our offer to receive a free initial consultation.