Opting for new construction is, above all, designing a house that looks like you. By choosing the plans for your home, you adapt your living space to your home’s configuration and habits. But to do this, you need to make the right decisions. Here are some tips and tricks to help you design your new house plans with the help of professionals and thus complete the project of your life.
Why customize the plans of your new house?
When you call on a builder to carry out your project, he will be able to propose your houses on the catalog. These generally have a standard plan with some modifications possible. For more freedom, you can also choose to elaborate 100% custom-made and personalized plans. Choosing this option has many advantages. Indeed, building a house is an actual life project. Your home must therefore meet all your needs and desires. What’s more, you know your family’s lifestyle better than anyone.
Who better than you could choose the best solutions for the layout of the rooms, their size, the different interior arrangements, etc.? By taking charge, with the help of professionals, of the design of the construction plans of your house, you will be able to make it functional in the short term but especially in the long term. For this, we invite you to discover these tips for well-designed plans.
1. Choose the right land
The choice of land is the first step of your new construction project. Its size, configuration, and exposure will largely determine the plans for your construction. Do you want to orient the living rooms towards a nice view or towards the South? Would you prefer to keep the bedrooms as far away from the street noise as possible? Or would you like to place your house in such a way as to have a large garden at the back? The configuration of your land will determine all these choices.
2. Adapting the plans to your lifestyle
To ensure that all members of your household find their place in your future home, it must be adapted to the needs and lifestyles of each. Consider installing a comfortable, quiet office space if you work from home. If you entertain a lot, choose large open living spaces. Also, if you like to enjoy your outdoors, consider creating a terrace and installing bay windows to access it.
If you want to be close to your children at night, you can create a sleeping area with all the bedrooms. If, on the contrary, you want to enjoy more privacy, separating the spaces will be the ideal solution. It will be easier to adapt the house’s plans to your lifestyle rather than the other way around!
3. Plan for the long term
When you build a house, it is often a lifetime project. You will certainly stay there for many years. If there are only two of you or only one child at the moment, take the time to imagine your future. You could have another child, choose to work from home, etc.
In this case, don’t hesitate to plan modular spaces that will adapt to the changes in your life and your family. Similarly, consider installing a bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor if you are building a two-story house. This way, you will still be able to live in your house in case of a life accident or during your old age.
4. Think about the circulation between the rooms
The circulation between the house’s different rooms is a particularly important point. Once again, it is important to adapt it to your living habits. To do this, you should ask yourself which rooms you use the most, how to link them together, which ones should be isolated from the rest of the house, etc. In this way, you will be able to arrange the different spaces of your home in the best possible way, create corridors, or even install sliding walls to modulate the spaces.
5. Surround yourself with professionals
Whatever your desires, to design the construction plans for your new home, it is advisable to surround yourself with qualified professionals. You can trust your builder or your project manager, but you can also call on an architect. They know their trade, the constraints, and the standards to be respected and will be of invaluable help to you. These professionals are at your side to validate your choices and propose solutions adapted to your needs that you might not have thought of!
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