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How to Choose the Right Design for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Design for Your Home

One of the best things about designing and building your own home is that, ultimately, you’ll end up with a home which not only reflects your personal taste but also fits around your life like a glove fits around a hand.

There needs to be no compromise in a bespoke property design, but actually deciding on what you want your home to be can be a real struggle. It’s an issue we see with many of our clients and though we work with you to help decide what your requirements are for your new property, the valuable decisions will always come from you.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind when you’re planning your bespoke property:

Your Living Needs

The first considerations to make when deciding the design of your home is the living needs of its occupants. Your bespoke property will (hopefully) be your home for decades to come, so it’s important to think about what you need now and what you might need in the future.

You might only need two or three bedrooms now, but ten years from now? Well, those requirements might have changed significantly. Sit down and decide whether you’ll require more bathrooms and bedrooms, even if it’s just to accommodate guests in the future. You’ll be glad you did it!

Your Lifestyle Needs

Bespoke doesn’t just mean a design that’s to your taste, but a layout which suits your lifestyle.

Say you’re the kind of people that like to entertain – you might want large, open living spaces with an open-plan kitchen. If you’re thinking of retiring soon, it might be worth thinking about accessibility to upper floors.

There are thousands of elements of your lifestyle that you might want to see your bespoke property reflect, whether it’s a practical hobby which requires a workspace or a large garden in which to tinker you desire, make sure you factor in those requests

Your Privacy Needs

Balancing design with privacy is never an easy feat in property design, but before you get to the design stage, it’s important to decide your privacy requirements.

Many homeowners want privacy for their bedrooms, whilst others may want a private, secluded office. Privacy, however, can also mean from the road, with clever architectural and landscaping flourishes used to shield your property from onlookers, much as they can be used to offer protection from the prying eyes of neighbours.

Your Aesthetic Preferences

When you picture your dream home, what is it that you imagine? A towering slab of modernist principles made real? A modest eco-home, designed to live in harmony with its immediate surroundings? A classic country home? Maybe even a converted barn?

Your aesthetic preferences will ultimately decide the exterior profile of your new home, but also the interior, as we strive to create homes which marry exterior aesthetics with interior layout and design which moves in lockstep.

It results in homes which are not only beautiful from the outside but stunning on the inside too.