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Building your own home? Congratulations on taking the bold move!
Building a home is exciting, but it can easily overwhelm you.
To minimize the stress levels, start with a plan. The planning stage will determine whether your custom-built home is a reality of what you dreamed of or not.
Consider these designing tips to help you create a perfect custom home design.
- Start simple: it sure goes a long way
There are so many portfolios and house plans you’ve obviously come across. You might be overwhelmed trying to determine which one will work for you.
So, take a seat, relax and make a list of all the features you want, including the number of bedrooms, baths, if you need an office or flex space and if you want an open concept or privacy partitioning, etc.
Then present them to a professional, and watch your idea be transformed into a workable home design.
- Think of now and the future
When designing your home, take into consideration your lifestyle now. List everything you want: entertainment areas, guest rooms, and anything that goes well with your lifestyle.
If you don’t have kids now but are planning to in the future, take that into consideration. Make sure to capture your future lifestyle in your home design.
- Prioritize function and flow
Between cooking dinners, having a quiet place to study or work, and taking a restful break in your backyard, let your design flow perfectly.
Decide on the best location for the bedrooms that is a little far from the main communal areas.
If you love hosting family gatherings, you may want to create an open floor plan for easy flow between the kitchen, the dining area, and the kitchen.
Or still, you can make your kitchen design open up to the backyard for barbecues or similar occasions.
- Maximize the lot space
Take into consideration the lot’s location, its topography, the lot’s best features, etc.
For example, if your lot overlooks beautiful natural scenery, you might want your home to cover the scenic area better and maybe have your living room face towards it.
Designing your home should be both fun and successful. So take control of the process and design a home that you will love now and forever.
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From the initial stages of designing to the final touches, our experts at JC Boyd Custom Builders got you covered.
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