If you’re a first-time builder, the process of designing a home can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re starting from scratch. It may seem scary if you lack knowledge in planning restrictions or interior design, but with the right help, it’s a lot easier than you imagine. We’ll show you how.
Start off simple when designing a home
When it comes to planning your new home, you don’t need to think of everything e.g., color schemes or decor, as although this can be useful, these things can be added at a later date.
Focus on the important stuff. What will your garden look like? Do you want individual rooms or an open plan? How many floors would you like? How many bedrooms do you want?
It may be beneficial to think about what furniture you’ll have in each room, so you can make the rooms big enough to accommodate it. So, if you’ve dreamt of having a king-size bed and a sofa in your bedroom, make sure you make the master bedroom the biggest.
You’re not alone
To design your home, you’ll need to hire professionals.
But before you do, create a brief. Thinking without limitations, note down everything you want in your home. This document is something that can be adjusted as the design develops according to your budget and any other changes so don’t worry if it’s a little unrealistic, it’s better to be as creative as possible at this stage.
Then comes the design. This is when you’ll need to hire professionals. The brief tells the designers exactly what you want so that they can convert it into a realistic plan. With the help of experienced designers such as Townscape Architects, who create bespoke new homes and property transformations, your project will become alive.
Getting planning permission isn’t as complicated as you may think
Architects not only help with the design, but they answer any questions you have in the process of building your home. They’re there to guide you and advise you, working with your planning departments, contractors, engineers, and builders. They’ll help you with planning permission, health and safety, and anything else involved in the process.
Getting planning permission isn’t as complicated as you imagine. After working out your budget and receiving the estimated cost of your home from the design team, you can submit a planning application. To find out whether you need planning permission, contact your local planning authority, through your local council.
It can be a quick and successful process
If you hire the right design team, with the correct qualifications and experience, you’ll receive lots of guidance and the process will be made quick, easy, and successful.
When it comes to building a home, time is one of the major drawbacks. Larger homes can take a lot longer to design and build. But be realistic, do you really need a large home, or can you fit everything you need in a smaller home? If so, opt for a smaller, cozier home.
Building a home can be quick and easy. New building materials are designed to save both time and money, so research your options. For quick and easy self-builds, kit houses are one the most popular choices. Kit houses are a fairly new, inexpensive option. The kit contains everything you need to build a home including prefabricated walls, roofs and floors. Prefabricated materials are complete with insulation to save time and money.
Building your own home now seems a little less scary. But be sure to not rush the process. With the right guidance and a little patience, your dream home can become a reality.