- By Revite
- In ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS, ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, HOUSE EXTENSIONS, INTERIOR DESIGNING
Building your own home is a one-time thing for most people. Take this opportunity to create a space that you can call home which is ideally suited to your needs. After all, your home is a place where you spend your most of time and bond with your loved ones. Furthermore, your home should be environmentally friendly and built according to best practices and the latest standards.
Identify your own needs:
Having a checklist of must-haves for your new project is important for your home to feel like home. Work with architects to realize your ideas. Communicate your needs and preferences, and get feedback. Discuss every aspect from the size of the room to aesthetic.
Take the number of people into account before deciding on the size of your home as everyone needs their own space so get ideas from an architect to avoid mistakes of either having excess rooms or shortages of room. If you work from home like most people are doing in COVID 19 pandemic, add that study room or home office to cut travel and business expenses while creating a quiet space that will inspire you to new ideas to build your carrier.
If you have guests and friends visiting you often, consider adding a guest room to accommodate them comfortably, utility rooms like laundry, pantry, and basement or sunrooms are also necessities and need to be considered.
Designing your space:
There are few basic principles to consider in designing a space for your home. To make the most of the sun for warmth and natural light, your main living area (or any other rooms you use a lot) should face the south or southwest side of your house because this is the best positioning for the sunlight to shine into these living spaces. The main glazing in the house, such as windows and glass doors, should also face south. Other factors to consider would be to have a proper ventilation system in the home.
You might want to divide your house into zones. The day zone, or rooms you generally use during daytime hours, can consist of a living room, dining room, kitchen, study room, guest rooms, bathrooms. Design your home so that these rooms are separate from the night zone, master bedrooms, adjoining baths, and walk-in closets. Dividing your house into zones has benefits when installing an HVAC system. You can control the temperature and airflow requirement of one zone without affecting the other.
Kid’s rooms and play areas for the kids can also be considered part of the night zone in the home. A home gym and recreation areas are also modern conveniences in the design.
Using the right material:
Using the right material for the construction of your house is very important. Your house should be structurally sound, durable, and has a life span of over 50 years. First, consider the easy availability of construction material. You can opt for ceramics, concrete, wood, or steel. You may also use a majority of prefabricated elements which can save you money and construction time. Work with the structural engineer to get feedback on the use of this construction material.
Optimal energy efficiency can also be achieved by using the right building materials. An environmentally efficient home will save you a lot of time and money in the long-run because it will need less energy to heat and cool resulting in affordable energy bills
Your home should have proper insulation. Mineral wool, foamed polystyrene, or polyurethane foam are some insulation materials that can be used. The amount of material used and the selection of the most effective in a given category are important.
Lighting and Automation:
Lighting plays the important role in the overall aesthetic of your home. The correct and right amount of lighting in your home can make a significant difference in your health, budget, safety, and mood. Whether it’s natural light or a neon fixture. Effectively illuminated elements of the house bring out the beauty and charm of the architecture creating an atmosphere to be desired.
A modern house should consider the addition of a smart home
elements and the Internet of things. Modern building management systems help to optimize the consumption of energy by controlling the central heating system, air conditioning, heating elements in the floors, sprinklers, blinds, and even lighting and alarm systems. These amazing technological advancements have allowed people to remotely manage their homes and give a sense of added security and a homely feeling — even when you’re away.
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