Deciding what type of roof design to use is a balancing act between emotion and practicality. When designing your dream home which should come first? Your emotional expectations or practical needs of your roof? Here are a few things to think about to help you decide.
Designing your dream home is about building up the layers of detail from your mind’s eye vision to detailed working drawings. These are the layers, or stages I usually go through when designing dream homes.
Designing and building your own home will be one of the most expensive things you will do in your life. Would you rather build a better quality house with the same or even less materials? Or, simply slap together a bunch of rooms and hope for the best?
Finally! you have found the perfect site with fantastic views, plenty of room and the neighbors are great. You have this great vision to design and build your dream home but is it suitable for where you intend to build?
Over the last ten or so years the speed at which energy efficient technologies have grown is astounding. I cannot wait to see where we will end up in the next ten years. However, I think most of the problems were already solved ten thousand years ago.
Over the last ten years or so the technology used to assist architects to design homes for their clients has developed exponentially. The funny thing is architects, at least myself and my collegues, will always start with a simple pencil and paper.
Designing your own custom home will see you making decisions on a lot of issues. The list can be mind boggling. One area of decision making involves the selection of both exterior and interior materials. These materials need to be assessed for their durability, color choice, texture, manufacture, installation and of course budget.
There are a thousand ways to design a house. Every one of them are perfectly good designs. Designing the one that suits the way you live, looks the way you want it and meets your budget is a unique solution. Getting this solution down on paper is not always an easy task.