You need to know exactly what you want if you would like a house design team to make the perfect house plan for you. Use the three factors below to help you to explain what exactly you would like the design team to make for you.
Study Your Current Home
Your current home is very rich with information about what your new home should be like. For example, the dissatisfaction that you have with the current home (such as the size of the master bedroom) can help you to set parameters of what your new home should be like. Similarly, the things that you like about your current home, such as the landscaping plan, can help you to get good ideas about your ideal home. You should therefore note down all things that you like and dislike about your current home so that you can visualise what your dream home should be like.
Assess Other Plans
Ask the house design team to give you access to a variety of house plans so that you can identify which ideas you can borrow. Some architects can even give you virtual tours of those homes so that you get a feel of what it would be like to live in such a home. Write down everything that strikes you and convey that information to the design team.
Rank Your Priorities
The research that you conduct as you gather ideas for what type of house design you would like can lead you to have an extensive list of attributes that may cause your budget to spiral out of control. This problem can be avoided if you take the time to rank what you consider priorities. For instance, you can have a category of "must-haves" and another of "desirables." This list of priorities will help you to decide quickly where an adjustment can be made in order to keep the project within your budget. For example, you won't even think of abandoning your wish to have a sound-proofed theatre at home if it is on the list of must-haves. Instead, you may select another material for the garage floor if that item was on the list of desirable items.
Give yourself a few weeks to think about the preliminary house designs that you are given by your architect. That time will enable you to come up with any additional changes that you would like to make before the final plan is approved. You will then avoid costly changes once construction is underway.