Chantal Ruais Home Design May 25th, 2018 - 11:11:09
This homework is the first step in the house design. No matter how talented the designer they are dependent on you for it to be a custom design with communication being the key. So do not be shy about providing whatever you have accumulated or generated whether it be pictures notes spreadsheets or anything else that helps present what you want. Whether you provide a lot of material or none at all though it is the designers responsibility to discuss anything relevant to the project. The initial design conference meeting(s) will be to completely define your dream home.
The primary goal should be to meet the design criteria in the most space efficient way possible while being creative. The next meeting will be to review the preliminary design which typically consist of the floor plans without all the construction details the front elevation and the plot plan showing the house located on the lot. This is the first time to really know if you are on the same page as your designer. That is why the due diligence was so critical. Hopefully any revisions will be minimal but most importantly none will cause a compromise to the design.
This preliminary design meeting is also the time to discuss in depth details like lighting cabinet styles and finishes if it has not been done. If the revisions are such that it would be prudent to review the preliminary again once they are done that would be the next step. If any revisions are minor then the design is ready to be finalized. The next meeting will be to review the finalized drawings. Expect to see floor plans with the electrical outlets and switches or separate electrical plans interior elevations (cabinet and other views) exterior elevations cross sections if necessary (always on two or three story) form plan roof plan and plot plan.
When you think about the amenities in your custom home plan be sure to not limit yourself or the growth of your family. 3. Prioritize features. Once your ideas are recorded in rough form begin prioritizing features for your new house. Custom home design can easily exceed a budget if you let your fancies run amok. With so many luxuries to choose from its important to prioritize the most important aspects of your design. For instance if youve always dreamed about a box window in the kitchen where you can grow herbs you may want to prioritize that over installing a line to facilitate a gas stove.