Don’t Let Your Home Design Let You Down.
I often get asked by people “Why is it that the house is so large but it the house still feels small” There are a few thing that can cause this to happen and it all comes down to the way the house is designed.
To Many Rooms
The way most people start to design a custom home is by listing what rooms they want in there home, like 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, movie room, office, study, butlers pantry and laundry. Now, this is fine but once all the rooms are ticked off and on the plan then the next step is working out the size of the room. After all this is done it can be very easy to forget about how the house will flow. By possibly eliminating a room it can really open up your home to feel a lot bigger.
Rooms In The Wrong Position
When you break down what a house plan is, just a bunch of shapes generally square and rectangle all put together. Now if you can arrange or re-arrange your room position to help the flow and feel then your home will definitely come across bigger than what it actually is.
Increasing your ceiling heights from the standard 2.4m will also make your home feel a lot larger. 2.7m and 3m are generally great heights to work at however, you can go higher. Also, you can add a raked ceiling part if the design allows.
Window Placement & Size
Having your windows in the right position and allowing as much natural light in it will always make your home feel a lot more spacious. Adding skylights is also another great way to open up an area.
If you have a big grand entry then from the moment someone steps foot into your home they will already think and feel that the home is a lot bigger than what it really is. Having a two-storey high void is a great way to achieve this.
As you can see it is very important to get your design right when it comes to the flow and feel of your home.
If you are thinking about designing a custom home I would love to help.