Home Design Plan
A Home Design Plan That Works For You And Your Home
Whether 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. Unfortunately, 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. You should pay close attention to three key areas 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.
Rule 1. Have a detailed 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 the limitations of your home, to attend. 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. We have gone to many client meetings where we ask how your heating is in the existing home. The response is always it doesn’t work so well, and we had not thought about including that in the scope of work for the project. Your home design plan needs a great wishlist, which should consist of everything you might want on your home. Even the parts of the house that might not be even getting renovated.
Rule 2. Have lots of Inspiration Photos
This is probably the best tool clients have at their disposal now. The internet is over followed 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 be invaluable information to us or anyone when designing your home. Having a clear idea of your likes 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, which can 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. It will always speed up the process and save costs on your design fees.
Rule 3. Know Your Budget
The final and most crucial part of any home design plan is to know your limit and stick to it. With all of our design and build projects, we ensure to design within a budget. This has been a significant complaint with clients that have hired designers first. Always remember that a home design is just a drawing, and if your designer is not involved with the project’s 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 as you can afford. The key is simultaneously providing the best bang for your renovation dollar in that design.