Every process of designing is unique and inimitable, and this basic step by step guide to the design house process is suggestive only. The steps of designing varies completely on the complication of the project and it depends on whether you are renovating, designing a new home, or merely making some small improvements.
- Preliminary research –
Before buying a house, you should carry out a thorough preliminary research. This research includes –
- examining your current lifestyle and home
- exploring professional advice for each stage of decision
- developing your design brief
- deciding your budget
- Choose your designer wisely –
Hiring the right designer to design house is unquestionably most important step on the path to your new home. Hire a designer depending on their qualifications, demonstrated capacity, and experience to deliver the style and type of home you briefly described and for your particular climate zone. Make sure you take references from their previous clients and, if it is possible, do visit homes which your hired designer has completed.
The working relationship of you and your designer is vital. Under involvement can give you a house which doesn’t pleasingly meet your expectations whereas over-involvement can limit the ability of the designer to deliver the best you are expecting from him.
- Site analysis –
Make sure you visit the site with your designer and collect the necessary certificates. The designer can help you to analyse weaknesses, strengths, threats and opportunities of your property. After the initial visit on the property with your designer, make sure you ask your designer for the value add advise, they can help you in identifying feasible design solutions that can take advantage of on the site’s opportunities and strengths, and can prevail over its threats (e.g. fire risk, flooding or slipping soils,) and weaknesses (e.g. poor lightening).
- Development of Design –
A sit down discussion between you and your designer is very important at every step, it can help you to choose the appropriate concept design which best fits your needs and wants. The designer then crafts the idea into an initial layout. At this stage designer can develop more than one concept.
This initial design housesteps includes room arrangements, window orientation and sizes, furniture layouts and hint of outdoor indoor flow.
- Final design
Make your final design and selection decisions of the different matters taking the advice from the designer and other relevant people.