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Every common man dreams of having a house. And architecture plays a major role there. An architect helps them realize their dream. With so many things to consider before building a house. Here are few points that would help you in the process.


The measure of your land decides the size of your house. The location of it is the one that dictates the rules that are present for that particular region by the government, hoe much of area to be alocated for the offset space ( the space surrounding all four sides of your house) the number of floor that can be built, and even the weather condition depends on the location. Having good knowledge about these gives you a rough idea on what to expect out of your going to built house.


You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you really thought the whole thing through? You have given much thought and consideration to what will work for you, but have you taken the time to think about what won’t work?

Poor planning and budgets that are too small can lead way to some wayward, inconvenient and disastrous mistakes. When you plan on building a new home, you must look at the home from many angles. You must consider your current and future lifestyles. You need to take family planning into consideration – Will your family be expanding? Or will your children be leaving the nest? Do you entertain often and host overnight guests regularly? Take your time and do your research both online and in person. Be sure to take the time to meet with professionals in the industry. Poor design choices can make your home not only uncomfortable, but downright unhealthy. METASKAPES Architects, engineers and builders are all trained to help you make effective decisions. They will help guide you as to where you can save a few bucks and where you absolutely should not cut corners.


Poor planning here can lead to issues with ventilation . This can lend itself to great health concerns. Furthermore, careful attention should be given to the size of your units. Models that are too small will be underperforming and won’t cool and heat your home efficiently. You’ll come to regret this when your home is too cool in the wintertime and not cool enough during the hot summer months. Conversely those that are too large will utilize too much energy.


Unless you have plans to build a very large home, space planning and design is crucial. Ample storage is necessary, but pay attention to where you place your storage space. Does the master bedroom really need an oversized walk-in closet when the space could potentially be added to your bedroom or master bath? Pay attention to where you place your closets. There should be one in each bedroom and in a main hallway. But too many and the storage space takes away from the living space. Do you want a closet in the foyer? If you live in a cooler climate where coats are worn at least half of the year, this would be wise, especially if you entertain in your home and the front entrance is the main point of entry. If you have no use for a coat closet, don’t build one. Do you plan on adding a mudroom? If so there should be a closet there or space enough to add cubbies or some other similar storage area. If you clearly need more space, consider buying a larger home.


When designing your own home you should take your lifestyle and habits into consideration. How long do you plan on staying in this home? Will you need to accommodate safety features for new or young children? Or might you need to think of your needs later in life as you reach retirement age and beyond? Think ahead, long term, to see where you will be and what you will need from your home.


Light fixtures and outlets should be plentiful. As should windows. Windows should be present in every room and as large as possible. Natural light, when possible, should be the main source of light. Think about adding skylights as well.


The addition of a playroom, game room or multipurpose room sounds enticing, but only plan to build a room that will actually get used. What good is a wasted home gym where the treadmill is used to hold clothes from last season? Often an unused room becomes a dumping ground to place those things that never get used. If you plan on adding a spare room, make sure that it is a room that can transition well from one type to the next. A sewing room may never get used, but a sewing room or office that also doubles as a guest room could indeed get used often.


The bedroom needs to be as far away from the noise and traffic as possible. The master bedroom should not be near or above the garage if members of your family are likely to be coming and going while you are asleep or resting. It would be advisable to keep the master bedroom away from the central living areas as well. If your home is to be on one level, the master bedroom should ideally be at the far end of the house, the end furthest away from the garage. The master bedroom, ideally, should not share a wall with the central living area.

Suppose it may happen to bring in groceries, one had to walk through the house in order to deposit the groceries into the kitchen. Your wife may absolutely hate its location. The kitchen should be placed, preferably, near a garage or back entrance, as well as near the dining and living areas. The kitchen tends to get a lot of through traffic and it would therefore be best to divert the foot traffic from constantly traipsing through the main living areas.


Your architect should be selected wisely. He plays a major role in deciding how your entire house will be built. The plan, execution, finishing looks & the budget will make a huge difference when you choose the suitable person. An architect collects the details of your land from you & plans on where will what be provided. All the points we discussed above need a lot of attention & you may get stressed sorting them out . Our METASKAPES team is there to help. Multiple meetings with our architects will help you get the best out of the architect’s ideas. Decide on where you want your laundry to be placed in the house, it’s placed next to your bedroom or near your balcony, the sizes of the rooms , the placement , the number of floors youy consider & what do you want each of your floor to contain. Discussions with your architect will help your bring out your ideas in a practical manner. The architect may guide you contractors who build them . It’s important to know that the plan given by the architect suits your budget. The contractors who work under architects will help your start ahead the construction work. Lastly Check the reputation of your builder
Many builders are out there, but not all are created equal. Do a little research to find out which builders have the best reputation. Whether you search for information online or get recommendations from your family and friends, find out whether a builder is respected for doing quality work as well as being punctual or just come to our Design studio.


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