Pre-construction design is an essential step in the creation of any home. It’s the planning process that takes place before the home goes into construction, and it informs owners of what to expect. Pre-construction design encompasses the planning of the budget, schedule, and total breadth of the project, ensuring that everyone involved in the construction is on the same page.
Space planning, floorplan flow, and structural changes are the main considerations in pre-construction design. Here, we’ll learn about each of these steps in the construction planning for your dream home.
Space planning is the process of analyzing the functions of spaces within a home to create an efficient, attractive layout. Each room should be designed to facilitate comfort and ease for you and your family. Additionally, space planning should ensure that the space in your home is used smartly to maximize your square footage, making the space look and feel as large as possible.
In space planning, our designers will consider not only the intended function of each space, but also who will use the space. By tailoring the design of your home to your family’s needs, we’ll create a space that’s a perfect fit for your lifestyle.
Floorplan flow is a step in the planning process intended to improve the comfort and livability of your home. When a floorplan has great flow, you and your family will be able to travel around your home with ease, seamlessly moving from room to room.
Floorplan flow considers the use of hallways to facilitate access to each room in your home. While common spaces may be designed as pass-through rooms, privacy is also considered in this step of the design process. Spaces like bedrooms and home offices can be designed with independent access to maximize privacy.
We consider floorplan flow in every home that we design, ensuring that your home is as comfortable and functional as possible.
Structural changes in home construction refer to alterations to the underlying structure of an existing home. This may include changes to the foundations, electrical wiring, plumbing, walls, or roof. Simply put, any renovation to the structure of your home, whether internal or external, is considered a structural change.
Structural changes may be performed to improve the stability of your home. Especially for older homes, these changes may be necessary to make your home meet current building standards.
There are many considerations in the process of making structural changes. Specifically, we’ll work to minimize damage to surrounding parts of your home that don’t need to be renovated. Weather is also a major consideration in structural changes, as exterior changes can be impacted by rain, snow, and other wet weather conditions. As home design experts, we’ll work with you to have structural changes completed as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about the role of pre-construction design in the creation or renovation of your home.