How To Design Your Own Home

The home design process is a time consuming process. However the satisfaction of having contributed to the design of your home is overwhelming. The first step is to plan for every aspect of your new home. When it comes to an artistic activity like home design, it is important to find a source of inspiration. You could read up a number of magazines and Internet resources for home plans. Depending on your needs for spacious rooms, garden, kitchen, and color and design specification, you can arrive at a home design plan. If you are an artist, you can come up with design diagrams also.

Design Space You Are Happy With

Your home is a huge investment and it only makes sense to design it so you are going to be comfortable in it as long as you live in it. There are a number of tools which you can use to view your design ideas come to life. You can design your new home or remodel your existing home and view them in a blue print like mode.

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Home Design On An Affordable Budget

Everyone wants their home to look like HGTV has decorated it but unfortunately most of us do not have the kind of budget to allow for such spectacular touches. There are, however, a number of cost friendly options for vamping up home furnishings you already have for the same fabulous look created by professionals. All you need is a can of spray paint, a gallon of interior paint, and your favorite fabric. Each of these items can be purchased from stores such as Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Michael’s for fewer than twenty dollars.

Look around your home for any items that look a little old or outdated and items that just don t seem to really match the d cor of the particular room in which they reside. Some popular items include old picture frames, baskets, or a dusty glass vase. Select a can of metallic interior spray paint to spruce the items up and spray away. Metallic spray adds a touch of glam to any household item and no project is too large. Perhaps you have an old table that you d like to modernize. The same principle applies. Spray away! When you re finished, re-hang or re-display your favorite photos, add your vase to your fire mantle, and de-clutter your gadgets by organizing them in your new baskets.

Now I m sure you’ve heard a thousand times before that a fresh coat of paint can liven up the dingiest of rooms. This is not a cliche. This is 100% factually true. While painting can often be a time consuming and laboring task, the outcome is worth the time investment. Make sure to choose a neutral color so that all of your current furnishings will match. If you re not sure, ask the experts in the paint department to select a number of neutral colors for you and take home a few samples. If you re not committed to a complete color overhaul, consider painting an accent wall a darker neutral shade or lighten up your brick fireplace with an off-white palette. Whichever you choose to do, you re guaranteed to make a fabulous update.

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Psychology of the Home Design

I am often asked what is the most important aspect of my interior design work. For me it has to be that we are happy in our own home. This may sound simple, but people often tell me that they are unable to relax at home. On closer analysis, this is usually because of their surroundings, such as the color of a room, or how the furnishings are arranged.

Start by playing the truth game with yourself. If you are someone who loves walks in the country and the outdoor life, you are unlikely to be happy in an environment decorated in a stark, minimal, contemporary style. Visualize a scene where you are totally relaxed, and work out what creates this atmosphere. Does your home reflect any of this? If not, try incorporating some of these images in your decorating scheme.

Interior design is not just about choosing paint, fabrics and curtain styles. Open your eyes to the deeper meaning of the home, and how your surroundings affect you. Analyze your response to color and the effect certain colors have on the way you feel. Take the time to learn about Feng Shui, and you will be amazed the difference just moving furniture around a room can have.

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Choosing Colours for Your Home Designs

And so you are through with all the home building and house designs, and you have already sent out people to finish the layout and the landscaping, and yes you are now on the step on choosing a color specific to your own personal taste and choice, to better accentuate your home designs, yes you are almost ready to see the fine touches of your humble home. And from that we will help you achieve your goal.

To start with, the very first thing you should do is to decide which features and existing material finishes in your house. This will include kitchen – for its cabinets, floor tiles etc, and bedroom – cabinets, color combined fixtures and so on. Color is a very powerful tool to make your house look presentable and look amazing. It can also contribute on the space of which the eye is visibly looking for. Color for your homes are such an important factor to understand before you decide which one actually works for you.

The furniture and fixtures has also an impact on the visual appearance of the house you are building. Applying a contrasting paint color will either make the walls look darker or lighter. You can combined colors and sample it with the common palette, alternately checking whether it adds an oomph to your taste. Remember that colors can make the ceiling appear higher as well, by using brighter colors, while it makes it appear lower when darker colors are used. Color can make the narrow space even look spacious and vice versa.

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Home Designing Holistic Approch

When starting a new home design (or any building or development project) it is important to know what it is that you want. It sounds simple but it is not necessarily so.

Let’s look at a few of the things to consider for a new home design: Of course the basics of how many bedrooms, bathrooms, garage or carport. Also for consideration: Who will be living there? What are the lifestyles? Are there children? What are their ages? Are they in school, college? How many people of driving age? Are there boats? RV’s? Quads? Is time spent outdoors playing, swimming, BBQ? Is the family “on the go” or is dinner time spent together? How many years is anticipated for ownership of this home. Are there any handicapped residents? Is there the possibility in the foreseeable future that part of the home will have to be handicap accessible? This list goes on and on. Each answer to the questions above opens the door to other questions. Each project is unique.

Next investigate is the site, know what there is to work with and what are possible constraints. How can alignment of the home added to energy savings (Passive Solar)? Where are the best views? Is there a view that should be blocked? Is there a possibility that someone can build within the viewshed? Will time be spent in the great room, kitchen? Where can natural light be used to its fullest? Should west windows be limited or eliminated? How does the driveway interact with the main entrance, garage, and most used entrance? Will there be a pool? Can slope be utilized for split level floor plan? Does fill dirt need to be brought in? Is it septic or sewer? Where can the leach field be located? What about an alternative leach field? What are the building setbacks? Are there natural areas to be preserved? Are there CC&R’s? Is there a Homeowner’s Association? Are there special zoning conditions to adhere to? Is it located in a flood zone? Are there any easements, etc.? Again, just a sampling of questions, each project is unique with its own assets and liabilities.

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