Your needs and wants are designed into a home that really works for how you live in it!
When our clients seek top quality custom design services, we deliver more than standard plans for typical rooms. The space is planned to fit their life; considerations are taken to how they live, and how their home can function to contribute to quality of life, working for them. This means personalized planning of the space, or as we call it Space Planning.
When planning a renovation or new custom home, determine your wants and needs for the space. Ask yourself how you will be using the area. It is important to consider sources of natural light, furniture layout, comfort and functionality, focal points and how the space ties into other areas of the home. Once you know your priorities, your designer can create a truly unique and functional space.
Space Planning is a very important element of design; both interior design and architectural design. A room’s layout and flow make or break its enjoy-ability; without proper planning you end up with an awkward or dysfunctional spaces. A great starting point, along with your list of must-haves, needs, and wants, is a professionally scaled floorplan. A scaled floorplan is like a map, and a very useful tool in successfully planning your space.
If you are combining existing and new components in a renovation, a floor plan can be valuable in working out what can be achieved. Furniture can be measured, drawn on scaled paper, and cut out like puzzle pieces. You can then move the pieces around on your ‘map’ to envision the space. This method can also help determine sizing for new furniture or accessibility to lighting and power sources. This mapping will save time and money as it helps identify the limitations of space and size prior to making purchases. The activity will also help guide through unanswered questions in the space planning of focal points, symmetry and balance, and functionality and flow in the room.
If you are building a new custom home, higher goals of getting placement, shape, and style of the house just right can be facilitated through space planning. Space planning of exterior factors such as positioning of the house on your lot keeps surroundings in mind; your views and access to natural light are some key considerations to design a home layout based on your wants and needs for comfort and functionality.
The beauty of custom design is you don’t have to settle on working with the space that you have, you can design for a space that works for you. Imagine a home that is perfectly comfortable to live in, just the way that you want to live in it.