The Built EnvironmentWeekly Columns

Design Your Dream Home

by: - April 4, 2017
371 Views   no discussions

Photo Credit: Millenia Architects

by Garn Todd Joseph
Website & Advertising Assistant for the Millenia Group of Companies

There is a lot of pressure when it comes to designing and building your dream home. You want to ensure that it is as perfect as possible and that you make as few compromises as possible. In this article, we discuss what needs to be done when designing a home and factors that you need to consider.

Getting Started: All you really need to get started is a simple thought or a dream. Think about your likes and your dislikes, the design choices that speaks to you, features that you’ve admired in other homes, as well as features that meet your needs and suits your style. Take note of these to better transition into the next step, finding an expert.

Getting Advice: Before making a final decision, it is wise to run the ideas you come up with past an Architect, or even a Contractor. By doing so you will be well informed on what can and cannot work, as well as the most cost effective design choices and materials allowing you to remain within a specific budget.

Keep the Future in Mind: When planning on designing a home it is best to design with the future in mind, not just your current situation. Where do you see yourself in ten years, 20 years, even 50 years? Do you plan on extending your family? Then you should design in such a way that the home can be extended at ease. Do you plan on spending your retirement in the same home? Then consider building a home that is elder friendly instead of having to make a lot of alterations when old age starts creeping up on you.

Think about the Land: Maximize on the shape and size of the land by designing your home to suit its natural state. You can always alter the land to fit your design, which you may need to do in any case. However the more alterations that needs to be done the more money that will be spent. If the land is already flat, designing a home that works best with a slope is unnecessary.

For tips on making your home Elder Friendly, read our previous article at the following link: https://www.dominicavibes.dm/columns-183838/

If you need any clarification on this topic, feel free to email us at feedback@millenia.dm.