Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting Started

The most difficult part of building a new home can be just getting started. How to find plans or have them drawn, making sure the cost to build that plan meets your budget, and just making sure there are no issues with the plans. We will provide a series in the next few posts on how to get started.

The first step is to get a conceptual idea of what you want to build by considering how the home will fit your lifestyle. Do you want more formal areas for smaller social gatherings, or larger open areas for larger groups? Do you want the kitchen to be a room built for interaction and a place for the family to gather, or would it be better to keep it hidden from view? The use of rooms and space will help determine the size and rooms needed. Do you actually use the dining room, or would a larger breakfast room work just as well? Are you working from home, requiring a space for a study? There are many things to consider. Look at your lifestyle, and decide what rooms you actually use in your current home. Look at your friends’ homes to see what you like or dislike. What catches your eye in home and garden magazines? This gives you an idea of your needs when deciding on house plans. We are here to discuss these important items with you to help you come up with the plan that will work best for you and your family.

The next post will be on how to get plans done.

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