Every home is unique, So its design should be unique too. Designing a house need lot of patience and it is a step-by-step process. It has a number of steps varies on your requirement also depend upon either you are renovating the house, building new one or making a few changes to the house.

Top view of blueprint

List down steps can help you to design your house and make it unique.

First step explain how you start your research and which covers:

Research

Find out your requirement and how much you are willing to spend on your house.

  • Draw a blueprint of your design
  • seek professional advice for each stage of decision

Find Architect

Animated Architect using the blue board

Find the right architect for your project. which suits your budget and one who understands your needs. Sometimes once the architect understands your requirement, they may help you to find the right house for you.

Analysis

Make an appointment with your designer and visit the site to do ‘SWOT’ analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). This is the only time you are able to work with your designer.

Keep all this factor in your mind

  • cool breeze access
  • solar access
  • slope (site survey)
  • soil type (geotechnical report)
  • stormwater drainage
  • Services (power, gas, phone, water, sewer).
  • views
  • bushfires risks
  • climate responsive design and site-specific variables
  • orientation
  • overshadowing by landforms, trees and buildings (site survey)
  • access and transport

Concept designs

Develop the blueprint of your house with the help of architecture. Most of the time designers prepare the several concept designs. This allows you to think and assess them in brief.