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A Home Design Plan That Works

 

Whether your are planning a small home renovation or a completely new home. You always need a good home design plan. Sometimes the process can be so exciting that you want to jump right in and get down to the design itself. The results from taking this approach are usually less than desired. A good home design can only be achieved with a good home design plan.  There are three key areas that you should pay close attention to during this planning phase. If you check these boxes off, I can assure you. Your home design will be the very best it can be.

 

Wish List

The first one probably has already been done by virtually every person looking to redesign their home. Usually living in it for years has brought many of your homes limitations to attention. This usually creates a desire to change them that is always strong. This doesn’t just have to focus on the big ticket items. Always make sure your wish list is as detailed as possible. Make sure to include specialty electrical requirements and  maybe heating and air conditioning ones also. We have gone to many client meetings, where we ask how does your heating in the existing home. The response is always it doesn’t work so well and we had not thought about including that into the scope of work for the project. Your home design plan needs a great wishlist and your wish list should include everything you can think of that you might want on your home. Even the parts of the home that might not be even getting renovated

 

Inspiration Photos

This is probably the best tool clients have at their disposal now. The internet is over following with great home interior and exterior shots. Make sure you take the time to find as many examples as you can of what you like. This will serve as invaluable information to us or anyone for that matter, when designing your home. Having a clear idea of what your likes are, allows our designers to create a design that will blow you away. Without a good idea of likes or dislikes the process will have to take on more of a discovery phase and that can usually become a bit more tedious. Clarifying from the beginning to your designer, what style and potential form you would like to see your home take. Will alwasy serve to speed up the process and also save costs on your design fees.

 

Budget

The final and most important part of any home design plan is to know your limit and stick to it. With all of our design and build projects we make sure to design within an budget. This is something that has been a big compliant with clients that have hired designers first. Always keep in mind a home design is just a drawing and if your designer is not involved with the actual construction of the projects. It will be next to impossible to hold them accountable to a number they told you things could be done for. We always design to a budget and then build to that same budget. A good designer should be able to give you  as much of what you want, for what you can afford. The key is to give to the best bang for your renovation dollar in that design at the same time.