Regardless of whom you are or what your personal preferences may be, the chances are good that if you are undertaking the rewarding process of building your own new home, you will have some ideas about the design. There are two general areas that fall under the term design when building; however the two can often overlap. First is the design of your floor plan. It’s certainly an important matter and does often take a great deal of thought, research, and planning to do it right. The second is the aesthetic design. This will include things like type and color of flooring, the material used on the walls, the color of the shingles, the type of siding, the style of light fixtures, and many other considerations. So, how important is it that the design elements you choose suit you?
A Brief Aesthetic Design Primer
The design of aesthetically pleasing, and complimentary materials in your home can seem like a daunting undertaking. After all, there are thousands of designers that make a very good living doing design full time. Most of us are not design experts but a little knowledge can make a huge difference even if you choose not to hire one. Design elements are areas that make up design. They include lines, shapes, sizes, textures, colors, balance, hierarchy, contrast, space, and scale. A proper design will take these areas into account to create an emotional response in an individual. The goal is to use these elements to choose things like paint color, window placement, wall features, color of the woodwork and others to complement one another to “look nice”.
The Importance of Design
Building a new home is quite possibly the largest investment you will make in your life. It is a place that you will live in for quite some time, or even the rest of your life. As tastes change and what was once considered modern fades into being outdated, many elements of home design can be relatively easy to change. For example, it may not be the most fun activity, but the color of paint in a room can be changed without major construction needed. Other elements are not so easily changed so it is important to focus on those things and make sure you have them right from the very beginning. The design of your home matters a great deal because it will directly affect your comfort and pleasure in this huge investment, and can even greatly affect the resale of the home should you ever choose to sell it.
What Should I Choose?
A proper design that matches your tastes and needs, and that will also serve you over the long run takes planning. One common limitation to home design is the budget and it is important to make choices that will fit with yours. That may mean that to start, your plumbing fixtures may be very basic and not quite to your taste. But again, that’s a relatively easy change. It would be more important to make sure your choice of siding style and color is right because to change that would be a very large and expensive process. The little things can be changed later, so when planning the building of your home, make sure the things that are important to you that are more difficult to alter after the fact are what you invest in.
Progressive Builders Is Here For You!
Progressive Builders is dedicated to partnering with you every step of the home building process to ensure that your design will accommodate your desires and will meet the needs of your family and lifestyle. We also can assist you in finding the right floor plan, constructing your home with a focus on quality, and all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond and are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.