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Design A House

Many People think that it is difficult to design a house. Well, let me give you simple steps to help you do your own design. All you have to do is follow the procedure I am going to tell and I think it will be a very good exercise. for sure, by the time you finish reading this, you already know the basics of how to design a house.

There are actually so many procedure but we will be dealing with the initial stage in designing a house. Assuming that you are planning to have your house built, and there are so many ideas coming out of your mind. But they are all coming from different sources like magazines and places you have visited. What will you do and how you will do it, that's the basic question we will be doing.

Designing a house involves planning. And this is how we are going to do the design. There are also different aspects of design, but this time we will be doing the most important aspect which is the functionality and accesibility of the house. This is what we call the Floor Plan.

Imagine your dream house

The first exercise is to explore your imagination. Think of the things you want to see in your house. How you will use it? If you are starting a family, make sure this will be included, like how do you foresee yourself in your house when kids are growing up? What do you wish to do and how all these activities affect your daily routine?

List all the spaces you need

Write down the spaces you need. How many bedrooms you require, what are the other spaces you need? A small office perhaps, an interior garden? A big hall for your guests and visitors...etc. this will narrow down the things you need?

Arrange them in a bubble diagram

If you are happy with all the spaces you need, we will start arranging the plan. Yes, but don't be intimidated if you don't have basic skill in drawing. Just imagine the spaces are bubbles. So, just create circles that may vary in sizes. This will represent the spaces you require. In this bubble diagram, arrange in such a way that this will coincide with what you have imagined in our first exercise. Establish a heirarchy of events. Each event will represent a connection between the spaces you need. Start from the entrance, then draw another bubble to the next area until you complete all the bubbles with the spaces you need. Thus will help you analyze how the spaces rekates to each other. Once its done, proceed to the next step.

Sketch the Plan with graphing paper

Convert each of the spaces into squares or rectangle according to sizes. With the use of a graphing paper, you can now arrange a plan. Each square and rectangle will be measured through the graph that represents 1 meter or feet so that you will have the idea on the size of each room required. Continue with this exercise. At the end of this you have now prepared a sketch plan. This is helpful in discussing this layout with a professional, the architect. Consult the architect and his services to guide you with the proper technical requirements to design a house. Then, go out and make a survey in your neighborhood where you would want that house built.

There are more steps to do to design a house, let the architect do the rest of the design development and prepare the necessary drawing documents. This exercise helps you understand the design although there are more considerations to make that will be taken care of by the architect. To help you understand the continuation of the process, I have published an article in my website entitled Design a House. There are four stages to learn. Hope this will benefit you and I do appreciate your comments.


Street Talk

Nice design, good know that own can design his own house.

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  about 3 years ago
  

Thanks Afees for your comment

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  about 3 years ago

That sounds like fun, to design a house! Thanks for sharing.

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  about 4 years ago
  

It is really fun to design a house. I have been publishing more articles relating to designing a house. thanks for dropping by!

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  about 4 years ago

How sweetly you write about design a house, i think a can design a house after reading your article Leonardo............

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  about 4 years ago
  

That's great Atif! that's really my intention, to let you know and do at least the inital stage of designing a house. This way you can discuss in detail how you would want your house arranged. At the end of the day, you still need the architect for the technical requirements in designing a house and preparing all the necessary documents for construction. Thanks for your comment, and I do appreciate it a lot!

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  about 4 years ago
  

Great! Im excited to see your house design project. This will be a good exercise for you and don't forget to share your sketch later when you have already made one. Cheers Juan!

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  about 4 years ago

Fascinating article Leonardo... when I get ready to build my next house, I will be sure to make my own sketch before I go to an architec...

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  about 4 years ago
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