House Design Tips
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house styles and types plus much more to start your
own ideas flowing!
Some House Design Tips
Calculate of how many square meter (or square feet)
you can afford based on your local construction
costs. This give you a first general idea on how big
or small you should think.
Then start and think practical first, how many rooms
do you need, how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms
etc. etc. and how do you want the layout to be,
remember make it practical first and think about the
"good looks" later.
bought an easy to use house design software from
did as many different layouts that came to mind.
This went on over many months while we where looking
for the right property and with each new layout we
came a bit closer to what we finally wanted.
Once you have your property secured, adjust the
layout to your property in size, landscape ( on a
hill, flat land, trees you want to keep, etc.)
When you finally have it all best go to a
professional Architect to do the final set of plans
that include structural plans, pluming and
electrical plans and all the rest of the nine yards.
You most probably need a professional architect to
do those plans because that is one of the
requirements for the construction permits.
Your architect or your local building construction
company will let you know what else is needed for
all the required permits. Best go by the book and
get that all done as requested, you will avoid
problems down the road, construction standards and
safety standards to your local rules and regulations
must be followed.
out and look around at details of some homes you
like and get some inspiration and ideas.
There are also some
websites that sell ready made
home plans available here. Just make sure
that you read exactly what you pay for and check
with a local architect if you can use those plans
and that you understand the design involved.
more thing, don't be afraid to experiment, but
always remember keep within budget and be practical,
its much more important that you feel comfortable in
your home then of what your neighbor thinks of the
looks of your house.