Owning your own house is considered by many people to be a life goal. Some consider it a measurement of success and even a sign that they’ve finally made it. Maybe you’re starting a family, or maybe you just want that nice vacation home for your days off. Regardless, your house will be one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.
Of course, you’ll need to have it designed by an architect first. But communicating what you want to your architect may be a bit difficult for first time house owners. Fear not! This article will give you some insights on what you need to tell your architect to make your dream house a reality.
This should be the first thing you mention before anything else. Knowing your budget will help your architect gauge what’s a feasible design and what’s not. Of course, any architect will ask you for your budget, but it’s helpful to remember to tell them nonetheless.
You probably already have an idea of what kind of house you want. Whether it be of the Post-modern variety, Mediterranean, or maybe even Spanish-inspired, tell your architect. If you’re not sure what you want yet or you don’t quite know how to describe it, do a quick Google search for house designs and show the ones you like to your architect.
Be as specific as possible. How many people will be living in the house? How many bedrooms do you want? How many bathrooms? Will you have a guestroom? Do you plan to have parties in the living room or do want another room for that purpose? What color do you want the tiles to be? Do you want a swimming pool? Letting your architect know the specifics will help them understand how the house will function and perform to meet your needs.
Has the architect proposed a design that you don’t like? Or is there just a small part of it that doesn’t quite fit your taste? Don’t be afraid to voice these out, this is your dream house we’re talking about.
The design and construction process can be a bit confusing, this is why you should always ask questions. Not sure why that room is there? Ask your architect. Wondering what purpose this space serves? Ask your architect. Yes, it may get a bit annoying for both of you from time to time, but don’t you want to know what’s happening to the place you’ll be living in?
And there you have it. This is by no means an extensive list, but this will help bridge that communication gap that you may have with your architect and have you feeling just a bit more reassured about your dream home.
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