Many believe the home design process starts with style selection. Unfortunately, this only places focus on what your home will look like. Rather than starting with style, focus on yourself and your site.
Your Function – Every home functions differently because every family has different dynamics. Brainstorm the functionality of the spaces. Apart from how many bedrooms and baths, how will they work together? Take a laundry room for example. How is the laundry cleaned? Is it located in the master closet to prevent the clothes from leaving one area? How about a laundry room near the bedrooms for close proximity to where the kids drop their clothes? Perhaps a mud/laundry really is best. Think of how you will be using the home and the spaces within. Think of how those spaces connect and work together to contribute to everyday living.
Your Experience – Function and experience are equally important. Function is to house as experience is to home. Ask yourself, how does the home feel? Light colors and lots of natural light make a small space feel large and open. Darker, warm colors, and natural materials tend to make spaces feel more cozy. Can you see the sunrise from the breakfast nook? What do your guest see when they walk through the front door? Experience gives the home feeling and creates uniqueness.
Once you have begun to evaluate yourself and your site, its time to reach out to your architect to give form to the design. From survey and zoning evaluation to construction, our team walks you through the entire process.
We walk our clients through these considerations and countless others everyday. Want to brainstorm some ideas, or need help determining your program? Feel free to reach out.