The first series of transactions is to buy a lot. Truly custom home design is specially designed for what it's on. Please read EzineArticles online article "Buying a Lot for Customized Home Designing" for what to consider. A survey will be required before a custom home design can begin. If there is an older property, there should be one in the final documents.
Now home work is done before you buy a lot. You need to know what you want in your home and what the purpose is to know what size will be.
This homework is the first step in design design. No matter how gifted the designer they are depending on you to be a custom design with communication as the key. So do not be shy about giving whatever you've collected or formed, whether it's pictures, explanations, spreadsheets or anything else that helps you introduce what you want. Whether you provide a lot of content or not at all because it is a designer responsible for discussing something that matters to the project.
The start-up meeting of the meeting must fully define your dream life.
Capture will determine the cost more than anything else and should be the first consideration. How many stories and what external style and finishing content needs to be defined. Each room should be discussed to determine the size, elevated ceiling, flooring or other features. The first factor in determining location positions is what they see. If there is a wonderful backside only so many rooms can take advantage of them, these rooms need to be defined. Level if someone often has expectations as to whether it is railing, finishing or location. If viewed as more functional need, you can take into account locations where costs are lower than finishing up than in the hall. Will the house be an open concept so that the family, breakfast and kitchen are open to each other. All elements in the kitchen shall be defined. Especially if there will be an island and all the devices and their location. It is often useful to know what the current cabinet cabinet footage is to ensure even or greater cabinet footage. It is necessary to have a private desk in the kitchen to pay bills. Should a backpack, hobby or sports house with lockers in the garage be useful. All items in utility room including built-in ironing board must be kept in mind. If there is a pool, there must be a pool or the duvet can be located near the back. Is the master more active or luxurious or something in between. How many bathrooms. Will it be a game room, study, hobby room or other room considered not to be given. Are art tags or lists requested. This is a minimum necessary to start a design drawing.
If the due diligence has not been done in detail then there is a good chance that you will not get home. No matter how creative it is if that's not what you've imagined then it's a failed design. I do not intend to take creative freedom so that all expectations are sent. Make sure the designer is asking all the right questions or making sure you are living their volunteers. Otherwise, just consider another designer because it is difficult to correct the design that goes down the wrong path.
Only when the scope of the design has been completely defined should design symbols begin. The main goal should be to meet the design criteria in the most spacious, effective way that can be creative.
The next meeting will be reviewing preliminary design that usually consists of floor plants without all details of the construction, front elevation and plot of land showing the house located on a lot.
This is the first time to really know if you are on the same page as your designer. Therefore, due diligence was so important. Hopefully, there will be a review, but last but not least, nobody will compromise the design. Sometimes, even with all the necessary communication, the design is still not what was expected. Unfortunately, it's often a designer's change of wishes. There is another reason to define what is expected. If it was discussed there is no excuse for never being sent. Stand your ground, even if it means starting the design.
The designer is responsible for the customer to inform them if they believe they make mistakes. When the customer knows why you're worried hopefully they will accept it. It's never acceptable to just ignore customer preferences or replace your own preferences.
This preliminary design meeting is also time to discuss detailed information such as description, cabinet style and end if it has not been done. If the review is such that it would be wise to reconsider the preliminary again when it is done then that would be the next step. If any changes are minor, the design is ready to complete.
The next meeting will be to review closed drawings. Expect to see floor plans with electrical outlets and switches or separate power plans, interior (cabinet and other views), exterior, cross section if necessary (always on two or three floors), plan, roof plan and conspiracy. The plans need to comply with the appropriate code, ordinances and conditions under which they will be built.
Once the review is complete, you can run construction equipment. In addition, the foundation and structure should be an engineer.
So review the design process as it may seem awesome or overwhelming, meeting design meeting, preliminary design meeting, closed design meeting and construction sets. Seem less so hopefully. First and foremost, there are so many choices to make. So get yourself done and do your homework so you have less to do at once. Also plan ahead and allow the right time for the design process. It may vary depending on the designer and the market, but for a minimum of two months and preferably three months. The greatest stress comes from waiting until you are ready to move to start the process and then be angry through. When someone says "I wish I had thought" it's usually because it was not a good time for discussion or review. Most people hope to live and enjoy their dream country for the rest of their lives, so spend a short amount of time necessary through the design process to help them happen.