The house design is a matter that not everyone can handle. It takes a lot of practice and dedication when you are designing a house, and it would take years before you can even be recognized as someone who can design a home. Sure innate talents can do that quickly for you, but as I said before, not everybody is gifted with the ability to design a house.
That is why I wrote this article for you people who have been wanting to design your own house for a long time. While I am not an incredible house designer of any kind, I do know several things that one must take into consideration when one is designing one’s home.
I want to tell you a bit about things that can make house designs. Sure, you would not find something that is mind-blowing or habit-breaking here, but if you follow these tips that I am about to give you, you will get a grasp on house design. It would not make your house a house that will win a Guinness record, but it will make your home the look of being designed by a pro (you get my meaning?)
So, without further ado, let us begin with the first tips on house design:
This is something that should be stressed when it comes to designing your own house. When it comes to house design, there is nothing wrong with being too meticulous. Being too careful can be a good thing for you. Why is that?
Simply because planning is the whole important thing when it comes to house designs, without a good plan, there would be no design. Without design, there would be no action. Without no effort, there would not a house for you to stay in. I hope you will find the cardboard box a cozy place because you will be waiting there if you do not have a home.
If a design can be detailed, making it even more detailed could not be wrong. This is one of those strange cases where more is always good.
Take a long, good look at your neighborhood
Before you can even think about building a house, you need to take a look at your area. Gaze at your neighbors’ houses and compare to the house that you are going for. If you think the house is too luxurious for the neighborhood, you might want to tone the luxury down so that it would not look too ‘popping’.
There are many reasons why you should not make a ‘popping’ house. First, it can lower the value of your house, especially if you are living in a developed country. Third, people will tend to look down on someone who likes to show their houses of. The theory is practically the same with those who own a big truck, and we all know what big trucks are insinuating (hint: it is relevant to a person’s manhood). Second, it can invite thieves to your place. It is never a good thing to make a place enticing for thieves, so avoid making it too luxurious for the neighborhood.
Never skip the storage space
There is one room that many people have turned a blind eye for. That room is the storage, and you would not believe me how much people put storage as an afterthought. The truth is, you must never put storage as an afterthought. Living to the spirit of the first tip, you need to include it in your design so you can maximize the empty spaces. Empty spaces, after all, are spaces that should not exist in the first place.
This way, not only that you are maximizing spaces, but you will also get an extra storage space or two. Who does not love storage space, right?
The entry point should be the place you maximize everything
People said that a good first impression would lead to a better relationship in the future. Those people are indeed not wrong. If you are inviting a guest, you need to make a good impression on your guests if you do not want your guests to think badly of you.
Now how do you make a good first impression? Answer me this: what is the very first thing that your guests will see when they take a pass in front of your home? The driveway. But people could not give their two shucks about your path, so what is the next thing that they will encounter?
The door. This is the very first thing your guests will see when you invite them to your house. While you might not think the door an important piece in-house design, it is vital in reality. Never skip the doors if you want to make a nice first impression.
When the door is done, the living room should be next. A living room is an extension of the front door, after all, and you need to make sure that your living room looks good. How to make it look good? Use warm colors, put nice furniture, make it well-lit. Do whatever things that would make you comfortable (assuming you are no basement dweller) and your guests will feel comfortable, too.
You also need to maximize your furniture and appliances
Home design is all about maximizing everything, so you should maximize your furniture and appliances, too. The reasoning behind this tips is simple: nice things make for a beautiful house. Pick the most excellent thing your money can buy and stick them to your home. Make sure to hold them where they belong unless you want to be seen as a weird person.
However, this does not mean you should always buy ALL the expensive stuff. Yes, you want to maximize everything, but you should NEVER spend all of your money on something. You should not cut corners when it comes to the windows, the walls, and the structures, but you might want to give that golden-crusted bathtub a skip.