Design 101

Design 101

We specialize in custom, private, home designs. The wonderful house plans you see on the internet are most likely custom designed. Professionals, who have the experience to scout unanticipated possibilities, have developed these homes. So, if you want a house that is one of a kind; a house that feels like home, then you’ll need to hire a custom house plan designer. Building a new home will take much effort and expense, and therefore it is not wise to cut corners on design. We would like to help you avoid costly errors and build a home that is uniquely yours.

Home Concept Considerations
Because families are as different as their interests, their homes will reflect how they interact with those interests.
A few questions related to your situation:
What is the size and shape of the lot? Do you work out of your home and need an office? Where does your family spend the most time? How important is a formal dining room? How much entertaining does your family do? Do you need a separate media room? Do you need a 2-car garage? What style of home would fit in the neighborhood and subdivision? Does the home computer need to be in a location where children can be supervised? What do you dislike about the house in which you’re now living? What do you love about it?
People vary greatly; – your home should fit your needs and lifestyle, as well as the site. Families are looking to create an environment of togetherness and hospitality. Today’s homes offer larger, more open, gathering areas where family and friends can seek comfort and connection with others.

Kitchen Design
If you do a lot of entertaining, the layout and design of the kitchen is critical. Most of your friends and relatives will congregate in the kitchen. It is a fact of life. Make the kitchen large enough to accommodate this or design a separate area to confine them. You could add a wider counter-top on the cabinets that separate the kitchen from the eating area and add a couple of bar stools to keep people out of the cooking area. You may want to add a central island or peninsula for additional work space and a serving counter. Make sure that you have good lighting in the kitchen. The use of recessed can lights will provide concentrated light in the work areas where you need it. You may want to have a separate pantry large enough to hold a supply of staple food products. This is a valuable element in your house plans. Be sure that you have counter space next to the refrigerator, stove, and pantry to set dishes on. Also, include lazy-susan corner cabinets below and above for additional space. There are a multitude of cabinet accessories that you will want to consider (i.e. wine rack, appliance garage, etc.)

Master Suite Design
The size of the master suite depends on the purpose it serves. If it serves only as a place to sleep, make sure it is a comfortable size to allow for a large bed, dresser, chest of drawers, and other bedroom furniture. Be sure you leave ample space for walk-in closets. You will need the space. If your master suite also serves as a private get-away, be sure to plan a sitting area in your bedroom. Also, be sure your planning incorporates the desired entertainment centre.

Bathroom and Ensuite Design
The main bathroom should be design with your personal goals in mind. It must be planned for the needs of family and guests. Be sure to plan sufficient room for storage of towels and miscellaneous bathroom items.
If your Master Ensuite is a place of relaxation, plan for a comfortable spa tub. There are hundreds of different styles, shapes, and features including whirlpools, Roman tubs, body-spa systems, and even soft bathtubs. Pedestal sinks are in great demand today because of their graceful lines and exquisite design details. Check out the new products such as floor warming systems, towel warmers and new body spa systems, for the comfort of your bathroom.

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