Designing your new home can be one of the most exciting endeavours to embark on, and to make it as stress free as possible is to make sure you have a planned budget before you’ve even sent out the brief. Here are the top things to consider wChen engaging an architecture for your dream project….
Seems simple, right?
Always consider what is most efficient for your project. This is usually deciding on simple forms and layout, an appropriate size for your home which won’t have you living on a construction site for months on end and choosing an efficient timeline that matches your budget.
Have a small selection of materials that can be used consistently throughout the home. This avoids having to engage multiple trade people at extra costs.
Consistency adds sophistication to your home and reduces having to buy from multiple suppliers. Also, keep in mind, locally sourced materials will also be beneficial to travel costs and time.
BREAKING IT DOWN
Make sure that construction, building, and planning documents are broken down by item. This creates a clear and concise plan for the project, and you know exactly where your money is going towards.
STICK TO THE PLAN
The most timely and expensive occurrences when designing a home is ……CHANGES.
Whilst engaging with your architect, make sure you provide a detailed brief and how you envision your new dream design to look, feel, and enhance.
The best way to do this is by curating inspiration boards and ideas with your designer during the briefing process.
Provide as much feedback as you can when looking over plans by your architect. This will in turn create improved designs that suit your vision best.
Remember, things that can be easily changed on plan will not take up as much time or money when things may need to change during the building stage.
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