When designing your home, it is important to think about how your decisions will affect other corresponding areas of your home. For example, you don’t want your door to swing open and close off the pathway to your stairs, so you need to plan ahead of time where the path will lead. This in turn dictates the direction the door will swing open. See what I mean?
1. Doors: Looking at a floor plan from above is the best way to determine the swing of your door. Sometimes the flow of a room or entrances and exits can affect where you chose to place your doors and what direction you choose to have them open in.
2. Windows: There’s actually a science to the proper placement of your windows based on light emissions. Too many windows and your room could be too uncomfortably bright. Not enough windows and your room could require more artificial lighting. In addition, keep in mind that sometimes skylights will add the appropriate amount of light in the room.
3. Columns: If you’ve ever been in a room with columns, then you know that their placement can obstruct views. Also, it’s important to consider whether the columns are aesthetic or structural, since that will dictate their importance and placement in the home.
4. Budget: Staying within a budget is directly proportionate to the outcome and overall design of the project. The best practice is usually to determine the budget before you start planning.
5. Township Regulations: The local government is directly in charge of enforcing regulations on what you can and can’t do during a remodel. As a part of our services, we can recognize certain aspects of projects that may not be permitted by your particular township, and inform you of other options.
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