custom homeThe planning phase determines if your custom home will be the home of your dreams. Listed below are six tips that will help you and your designer in making the perfect custom house plan for you and your family.

Start Simple

When making decisions regarding your custom home plan, you don’t have to use any fancy software. All you need is a pen and paper to sketch your home ideas. Create a list of all the features that you want each room to have. List all the ideas that you have in your head. You can create a rough sketch of the home design you want and give it to your home design team so they will know exactly what you want.

Consider The Future

Do you currently have or are you planning to have kids in the future? Do you have aging parents? If that’s the case, you should consider about taking in close family members in different situations like accommodating grandkids, returning college students, or taking care of your elderly parents. You can even think about accommodating family members during special occasions. In case you are thinking of transitioning from an office job to running your own business from your home, then your custom home design should include a flexible space or an area for your home office.

Make The Most Out Of The Lot

In most cases, those who are looking for a custom house plan already has a property where they want their dream custom home Myrtle Beach to be built. If you already have a lot, you need to take into account the size, topography, as well as the best features of the lot. For example, in case your lot is overlooking a naturescape, you should consider having the living room face the feature so you and your loved ones can enjoy the view. If you there’s a brook or stream that’s running through your property, you should consider placing bedrooms close to the steam so you could enjoy the soothing sound of running water while you are sleeping.

Prioritize The Features

When your ideas are listed in rough form, start prioritizing features for your new home. It can be easy for a custom home design to go beyond your budget if you just allow your fancies to run amok. With the many different luxuries to choose from, it is crucial to prioritize essential aspects of your custom home design. For example, if you have always wanted a box window in the kitchen where you can grow the herbs, you should prioritize that instead of the installation of a line that will accommodate a gas stove.

Take The Function and Flow Into Account

You and your custom home design will start to play around with where different rooms must be placed, take into account how the final design will flow and how your family will function in every space. You should place bedrooms far from the communal areas in order to minimize the noise in the sleeping areas. If you are the type of family that loves to gather around the kitchen, then an open floor plan that has an easy flow between the dining area, kitchen, and living room is a good idea.

Think About The Light

Light can significantly influence humans. It also plays a crucial role into the placement of the rooms in your custom home. If you like to enjoy the natural morning light in your dining nook then it’s best to have the nook facing the east. You should also consider how natural light will facilitate comfort in your home. A custom home builder and designer will recommend the installation of bright task lighting for the kitchen countertop.

Call Dawol Homes if you need the help of professionals in designing and building your dream custom home.

Dawol Homes
3100 Dick Pond Rd # E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-2859