Go Design Solutions residential drafting services in Sydney with points to remember when designing a floor plan
As the experts in residential extensions in Penshurst, we know that every homeowner goes through floor plan disappointment. You choose a new home thinking it will be ideal for you and your family, however as time goes by it can be evident that to ensure maximum comfort for each family member, the layout will need to be changed.
Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the best floor plan to fit their needs. Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with a drafting service such as Go Design Solutions, or you are house hunting to look for the perfect home, there are many things to consider.
Determine what you have become accustomed to in a comfortable home. Do you prefer an open floor plan or mayby partitions would be better? Or maybe you need a mix of the two to provide comfortable areas for each individual. Further to this don’t assume the sizes of rooms on a floor plan are adequate. Think about how much space you will need in each room by the time furniture is included, measuring it out to be sure.
The floor plan must be designed to suit the needs of your family. For example, if you have young children, consider their needs such as having bedrooms closer together or stairs that are safe for children to climb up and down. Also, if you are an entertaining family, think about the times you have guests. Is there enough space to accommodate multibple visitors?
Consider the daily functionality of your home and this means ensuring practicality. Picture your own family cooking in the kitchen, making their way around the house or relaxing in the living room. Can this be done with ease or will it be a chore to live in day to day. If you are considering adding stairs, take into consideration how your bad back may not like going up 3 flights of stairs throughout the day.
When it comes to the architectural features of your home, you must do your research to make sure that they won’t cost you more into the future. Architectural features that look aesthetically pleasing such as floor to ceiling windows, skylights and other architectural features could have an impact on heating and cooling your home when your energy bill arrives. While it may not be a concern now, think of the green cost savings on the architectural features of your floor plan for future living too.
To ensure your floorplan meets your needs, contact Go Design Solutions, the residential design experts in Sydney, today!