STEP 1: BUDGET
Importance of establishing a budget
Construction prices may vary depending on the total area of the house, materials, location, etc. One of the most important factors is the size of the house total area. Depending on your budget you can decide the scale of the design you are about to start. In some places, the contractors can estimate the price to build a house using the following simple calculation: (Total Area in square feet) x (Cost per square feet).
Area: 2,500 sf
Cost per square feet: $100 per sf
Approximate Construction Cost: $250,000
Covering family needs
Family particular style
Every family has different needs and style. Let’s say your family likes to play board games, video games, pool, hockey or enjoy entertaining. In this case, you may consider adding a game room to your house. If you have 3 cars maybe you would want a 3 cars garage. Some people work from home and there is a need for an office and maybe a half bathroom for visitors.
Some of the common spaces for a house are:
STEP 3: DIAGRAMS
If you know the layout of the land where you want to build your house, then you will be able to decide the shape of your interior house concept will have. In addition, if you know the dimensions of the land you may also decide if you need a one or two level house.
When you are doing the floor plan diagram it’s a good practice to have the exterior facade in mind and evaluate how the exterior will be affected by the interior spaces.
Public and private spaces
Examples of public areas:
Examples of private areas:
STEP 4: DIVIDING INTERIOR SPACES
Some people like to enter the house through the kitchen area, others through the living area, etc. The space configurations depend on the family style most of the time. Entering the house through a public space is the one thing that should always be the same on every design.
Open areas are a very common configuration in some places. On the other hand, you could divide every space if you like. Imagine yourself living in a house every day and think of how you would like the experience to be. If you need ideas on how to create space configurations you can take a look at this link: www.houseconceptstore.com/
STEP 5: ASSIGNING DIMENSIONS AND FINAL DETAILS
You want to assign dimensions to your space that provides comfort to you and your family. At the same time, you want to remember the first step; budget. The sum of all the spaces area together must match the total area you decided on your initial budget.
Once you achieve the goal of comfort inside your budget then you have a good design for your interior house concept.
Designing the interior of a house can be time-consuming but these steps will help you create a wonderful product from start to finish.