By Thomas Ostermann at February 09 2019 19:38:47
Formal or informal spaces _ if the homeowner is the kind of person who has to entertain constantly, formal spaces become a necessity. A spacious foyer with direct access to the formal living and dining areas and the outdoor areas beyond is a nice design. If there is sufficient space, formal and informal areas can be designed and separated so that one does not intrude into the other, this way a family with younger children can entertain guests as well as retain their privacy. Single storey or multiple floors _ some people like to have a luxurious spread out home on one level while some may like to keep bedrooms on a different level altogether. Besides, a double storey home offers more views of the outside at different angles better than a single storey home.
Research your current market building costs. Contact a local realtor or custom home builder and discuss the average cost per square foot to build a home of the style you like. Now understand that this will only be an average because they can't possibly guess your personal tastes and the finish materials are a large part of any new home cost.
Once you have identified this all_encompassing 'wish list' you will almost certainly find yourself over budget. If money is no object _ no problem, but if that Lotto jackpot has so far eluded you there are things you can do to bring that budget back in line. The most obvious and often least expensive way of doubling your floor space is to make use of the basement. A properly designed and finished basement is the perfect place to have a spare guest bedroom, home theater, hobby or play rooms, additional bathroom(s), laundry facilities or a home office.
Colour matching _ When using 3D floor planning you can see how colours work between rooms, from flooring to walls, to outdoor areas. Making it easier to see how elements work with each other throughout the home. 3D Rendering allows you to do the same, working with colours and fixtures and also furniture placement. Better estimation of costs and materials When using 3D floor planning or 3D render design you can better understand the cost of the project. It enables you to place fixtures, flooring, tiles and any other materials into the design, so that you can cost it up before construction begins. It also gives you the opportunity to make the right choice first time, meaning that you can save money in the long run and ensure you stay on budget!