This article is not your basic foundation for choosing "dreaming". It does not contain the list of "items to ask your designer" – it is available on the website of any designer or on Google search. As important as these items are, what we are going to do here is to eat down the design a little, bypass the fan fare and talk about certain ideas that will really make the difference in your life.
Your matching house to your lifestyle starts with a survey of your needs and wishes. Most home engineers will have some sort of "discovery process" that will help to analyze the basics of home design. It will start with the configuration of your item and proceed with items such as privacy, workplace, outdoor space, etc.. While this process is important for your project, it seldom bore enough to change your home design that will serve your needs for a lifetime.
Here are two keys of good design that must be addressed: a) assessing the current owner of the homeowner; and, b) to anticipate the future needs of residents living in the home. Before you say "Yes, yes … I've heard this all before!" Let's examine what "current needs" entail.
Almost all "discovery processes" used by home designers emphasize the use and space requirements of the rooms in the house. This is good, but too little attention is paid to the personal needs of the people living in the home. Without performing a broad assessment of the client's abilities, it is often overlooked to define the area of the home where changes are necessary.
For example, the child's need and his ability to live well in the home rarely take place directly at the design stage. It is necessary to evaluate the child's current ability and design an environment that works and grows with the child. Some simple adaptive design features include adjustable shelves and rods in the closet. As the child grows, you can move the shelves and rods to meet them better. Devices display a similar position as is necessary to manage them. Front controls on washer and dryer allow for use. Security also comes in play. A child who tries to use a microwave oven that is put at an expense is a recipe for a disaster!
Of course, the above example is very simple, but it shows the fact that design must be from the perspective of the individual and his ability to perform daily practice in the home. Therefore, a good designer will evaluate the customer and specify the necessary design changes.
There are some tools that a designer can use to evaluate the needs of their clients. One of these tools is the comprehensive assessment and resolution process for aging populations (CASPAR). CASPAR was designed for healthcare professionals to assess the ability of their clients to carry out regular activities at home. This is also useful in determining the needs of people with disabilities.
Determining the future need of individuals can prove a bit tricky, but we can begin to understand the aging process. Whether we want to be old or not, it's inevitable and the functionality of people's talent diminished over time. Well-designed homes will easily adapt to these changing needs and allow people to stay in their homes anymore.
Fortunately, "universal design" is beginning to rise in modern home design. Ron Mace, the founder and director of the Center of Universal Design (NCSU), gives us the following definition of UD: "The purpose of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications and building environments more usable by as many people as possible low or no additional cost. A comprehensive design benefits people of all ages and abilities. "Due to the fact that the principles of comprehensive design are included for disabled people, the application of UD in home design is appropriate and addresses many needs of people who want to" grow up ".
Adaptive design is different from the concept of universal design. Because a universal design lives people of all ages and abilities, adaptability design allows the home to be changed for special needs. An example of adaptability design would be to design a two-story home with "stacked wardrobes" (first floor cabinet directly below and aligned with a cabinet on the second floor) so that a home lift or elevator could be installed in the future. However, comprehensive design features can be set up handshield handles that are easier to use for people who have lost the ability to grab normal traffic buttons. These levers also suit those who may have their hands full of groceries and want to drop the door using an forearm or elbow, for example. The children also have an easier time using handshake handles.
The definition of a comprehensive and adaptable design may seem difficult at first, but when you realize that these rules have less to do with the installation of certain parts and more about the perspective of designers, it all starts to get a better understanding. And the perspective of the designer is greatly influenced by a thorough customer evaluation.
Does this service fee cost more? Yes, probably. But a few hundred dollars in front to hire a skilled designer who will accurately assess your lifestyle and evaluate your future needs, fluctuates compared to leaving your design. The secret to good design is to avoid cutting costs at this stage of the project and finding a home designer who is an expert in assessing your needs and applying the design criteria that make your home a home for a lifetime.