Rather than adapting to the layout of an existing home – this is an exciting opportunity to design a home to match your needs. You can create a space specific to the way you and your family live. All of the features – from the doorknobs and countertops to the type of heating and arrangement of rooms – are up to you. To know what to do, you must consider how you wish to use the space. The questions and suggestions in this section should help you make your architectural program.
Determine the size your home should beAre there any restrictions on the possible size of your home? How many stories do you want your home to be? What rooms do you need?What aspects of your lifestyle do you want to be built into your home? Consider the type of layout you wantWhat structural features do you want in each room? Determine your design and style preferencesAre there any special features you want to be included? (fireplaces, heated floors, etc.) Green design?
Assemble your Team and Monitoring the Process
Hire an architect, Hire a general contractor, Consider what other team members you need: landscape architect, interior designer, etc.Monitor the building process: Insurance, Permits, Payments, Inspections, Clean up, Landscaping, Move in and enjoy!