By Leonie Scherer at April 16 2019 03:46:35
A floor plan is about space deployment, or more specifically, the space you want (or need) for family members, guests, pets, entertaining and basic household operations (i.e. cooking, dining, laundry, storage, etc.). Furthermore, it is easy to overlook space requirements for many things we take for granted such as hobbies, displaying collections and other family activities. Try to anticipate as many of your family's needs as possible and expand your floor plan to accommodate your desires.
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!
These are just a few ideas that can help you choose and refine a floor plan to fit your lifestyle and accommodate your family's needs. Your log home company or architect will have many ideas that you may not have considered so encourage them to offer suggestions. Explain what you are trying to achieve and let their experience and knowledge guide you, but in the end, this is your floor plan.
One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed_in feeling you get with so many basements.