Making the decision to redesign your house is a big one, and there are plenty of things that you definitely have to learn and think about before you make the big jump. For some people, the concept of redesigning a house is an extravagant one, but when you think about it, you shouldn’t be framing the cost of redesigning your house as an extra expense, you should be thinking of it as an investment into your home and your family.
However, one cannot deny that it takes a lot of time and resources to redesign a home, so it’s important to do the appropriate amount of research to know exactly what you’re getting into when you plan a home redesign.
At Studio 250 Design and Planning, we believe in letting our clients know everything there is to know about their home redesign projects. To help with that, here is a simple guide on things to know when thinking about redesigning your home and what questions to consider before you think about a redesign.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Redesigning Your Home
A home redesign isn’t something that you jump right into blind. As we’ve said, you’re going to want to do some research before you begin planning out your home redesign. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you begin thinking about the redesign process.
What is your budget?
Of course, before anything else, you should be thinking about your budget for your home’s redesign. How much are you willing to spend for what you have in mind for your home’s redesign? It’s very important to be realistic about how much you’re willing to spend in direct correlation to your home’s planned redesign. A small budget cannot accommodate a large redesign, so it’s important to think about this carefully.
What kind of design are you thinking about?
A lot of people don’t think much about the final outcome of a redesign until it’s actually been completed. They tend to assume that as long as they follow the design that they saw in an interior design magazine, then it’s going to turn out okay.
However, you have to remember that those designs you see are professionally styled, which makes for a better all around look. If you’re looking to follow a certain home design, it’s important that you take note of the floor plan layout of the original and see how well your own redesign can match it to achieve the same effect.
Do you have realistic plans for your redesign?
In addition to knowing what to look out for in your own redesign, always be realistic in your redesign plans. Not only do you have to be realistic with how well your budget fits in with your design plan, but you should also make sure that your current layout can accommodate your redesign plans.
For example, you might want a backyard redone completely with a deck to grill on and a firepit, but you barely have enough space back there to commodate a couple of lawn chairs. If you’re looking for a complete redesign and renovation, then you should know that there are a couple of things that you’re going to compromise on.
Things to Know When Thinking About Redesigning Your Home
When you’re planning out your home’s redesign, whether you’re renovating one room or the entire house, it’s important to always think about how the rooms work together as the theme of your home.
While it’s perfectly normal to paint your children’s room a different color, all of the rooms your home follow a general theme, whether it’s a classic look or an open and modern look.
It would not do to design some rooms in a classic Victorian style and have the other rooms be designed in a more modern style. Keep your designs consistent and coordinate the rooms in your home with each other.
Always consider the lighting
A lot of people don’t really think about lighting until they actually have to, but this is a huge part of any home’s structure and design. You don’t want to live in a home where you have to put up large lights just to see anything.
In the same train of thought, you don’t want to have to shield your eye every time you walk into a specific room because the sun is in your eyes. Consider the layout of your property and how the sun hits it, and figure out how to incorporate this natural lighting into your floor plan, whether you want more or less of the light.
Think about the future implications of certain structures
It’s easy to fall in love with those floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings, but you should think about how this will affect you in the future. Structures like these can make a difference in your electric or heating bill, which might make an impact on your expenses in the future. It’s always important to think ahead when it comes to choosing certain design aspects.
Consider how a room will accommodate your family and other people
It’s easy to think that a room is fine when you look at photos or stand in it when it’s fully furnished, but like other aspects of your home, you should always think ahead and how it fits in with yours and your family’s lifestyle.
If you’re the kind of people who like having people over, then you definitely want to consider that into your design plans. A room looks fine when it’s empty, but if you have people over, how many people is a single room capable of accommodating?
In addition to that, you also have to think about how your home’s new design will accommodate your family. If you have small children, then you have to think carefully about incorporating certain structural designs that might be dangerous to them, like balconies and railings.
Hire a professional
With all of the things to know when thinking about redesigning your home, it can be a pretty overwhelming task to take on without the help of a professional. To make sure that your home is capable of accommodating your family’s lifestyle without and undue stress on your part, why not hire a residential architect to take care of all of that for you?
At Studio 250 Design and Planning, we pride ourselves in coming up with the perfect design tailored exactly to our client’s needs and specifications. If you’ve got a home redesign project in mind, feel free to send us a message through the contact form on our website, or give us a call at 307-734-2625 and let’s have a talk about your design project today!