Tips for Planning Your Residential Design Project
Ready to start planning a new home project? Whether you’re renovating or building from scratch planning the space and movement of each room is fundamental to your living quality and one you shouldn’t take lightly. Hiring a residential drafting service can guide you through the planning of your spaces and to help you along the way we have a few tips in the layout of your design.
Consider the Entryways
The placement of entryways has a huge impact on the flow and organisation of your home design. Entryways are a transitional point in the home and one that needs to be balanced against other design choices. For example, homes that are in areas of extreme weather often have an outside overhang and inner foyer to provide a buffer against the elements. These choices should match the overall aesthetic of the home and allow movement into other areas for the best use of space. For some, an entryway adds to the character of the home with columns and high ceilings adding to the space, while others use it for functional purposes with a vestibule to keep out the heat and cold. If you’re unsure which type of entryway is best, a residential drafting service can help balance the style and function of your entrance design.
Living Rooms and Family Rooms
An essential space in any home, a living room provides a leisure space for people to gather and entertain. How you plan your living space depends on the type of activity the room will support. For a room based around intimate conversations, the design will focus on acoustics and furniture placement to ensure people can hear each other and interact comfortably. This might mean opting for a smaller room with clustered seating and a separation from the kitchen and dining room. Open plan layouts are great for large family gatherings but can often make it hard to hear a conversation with different sources of noise. Take into account the number of people, the type of activity and how you want your guests to interact for easy design planning.
Utility spaces such as laundry rooms are often overlooked in the design of homes but they're an essential part of our day-to-day function. There are several areas to place a laundry room depending on the space available. Common areas for laundry rooms are off the kitchen, in garages or near bedrooms. If you’re renovating an existing home, you may be limited due to the plumbing location, but generally, laundry rooms are designed in the most convenient place which for some might be beside a bedroom to easily keep clothes for cleaning. They’re practical spaces for a reason and an area to include extra storage in shelving and storage. To utilise the space, get in touch with a professional residential draftsman to help with your design plan.
Get in Touch
At Go Design Solutions, we specialise in the planning and design of home projects to ensure your dream home is brought to life with our easy five-step design process. To learn more about our residential drafting services in Penshurst, contact our team here or call today on (02) 8091 0588.