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Home Design Software Tips – Before You Build

Where are we going to put everything? That’s a common question when looking at buying a new home that doesn’t have adequate storage or space. People love their stuff but hate clutter. It’s a problem that is best solved at the design stage.

As the population ages and home sizes trend smaller, storage space becomes infinitely more important when designing a new home or home addition. Even if you don’t see the need personally, it’s best to keep your home’s resale value in mind.

People love to save! And over time, people’s stuff accumulates and they grow more attached. They won’t buy a home without the storage space they need.

Give a Clear Message to Your Designer or Architect

Over the years of working with people as they get their new home or home addition concept out of their minds and onto paper, I’ve learned that it’s often difficult to convey their real needs to an architect. Their desire for space and tidiness gets trumped by the “glitter” of more visible and tangible aspects of a home’s design.

You must get specific about what you want. Don’t leave storage space up to the designer without making it very clear what you want and why. Then let your designer use her creativity to bring it about.

Specific Storage Considerations

I hope you’re convinced about the value of creating ample storage! Here are several ways to solve storage problems in your home’s design.

CLOSETS:

Both the size and number of closets are critical. Walk in closets where possible are best. Hallway closets are always desirable. Consider interior closet designs as well that really maximize the storage and use capabilities of the closets.

KITCHEN PANTRY:

The size isn’t as important as the value of having one. But the smaller the pantry, the greater the need for excellent design of the space. Separate rooms are desirable but cabinet pantries can also work.

LAUNDRY ROOM:

The laundry is not often considered as storage space but usually ends up as a storage room! For this reason, designing the laundry with storage in mind is wise.

GARAGE:

Cars, boats, RVs, and other recreational  บริษัทรับสร้างบ้าน  vehicles can really clutter up your property without providing for their storage. Great design can make these “toys” almost disappear. Also, with forethought, you can design in extra storage for other items at the same time.

ATTIC & BASEMENT:

Many newer homes and certain markets do not have basements and attics. If you’re designing a new home or addition, look for ways to utilize these as they can be very valuable for storage. And be sure to design in easy access to them.

Convenience and Resale Value

Keeping storage space high on your priority list will keep a great home design from going sour on you. If left to an afterthought, it’ll become all you think about later on. Don’t let that happen to you!

Whether you are considering a quick and gentle garden makeover or a total home design, the Better Homes and Gardens Architectural Designer package from Chief Architect will be of great use to you. The package can be purchased at different levels according to whether you want a more professional or more basic version. At the moment you can chose from suites 6, 7 or 8. Check carefully to ensure that you hardware will support the package that you chose and also make sure that you will be getting all that you need. Likewise, check that the suite that you choose does not have too much that is unnecessary. This can sometimes complicate an otherwise simple task.

The Better Homes and Gardens Architectural Designer has been compiled by people who are very experienced in the world of property design and the concept has been taken from professional design software. Because of this you will be getting a product which is specifically for your needs. It is not a game and you will be impressed with the professional results.

The software is easily installed and within no time at all you will find that you will be able to draw the basic walls and home design. There are over 30 instructional videos which give step by step instructions to help you and if you want to be completely guided through the process then you will find that the Wizard is invaluable. With the Better Homes and Gardens Architectural Designer you will be able to use one of a number of templates to create your ideal home. If none of these are what you are looking for then you can easily start from scratch and come up with a design which is totally unique and incorporates exactly what you want. Even if you use a template you will be able to personalize your design and make adjustments. Windows, doors and walls are all easy to move and rearrange and you will find that advice is given throughout the whole process.

Once you are happy with your initial design of the building, you will find is easy to start adding the other essentials of your new property. Kitchen planning, room arrangement and bathroom facilities are straightforward to add and then alter. Better Homes and Gardens Architectural Designer does not expect you to come up with a perfect design with your first ideas. The whole concept is that you can move things around, change room sizes and add and remove structural walls.

You can imagine the time and money that you can save by using Homes and Gardens Architectural Designer for the initial design work of your new property. If you were to ask a professional designer to alter your plans for the 30th time you may find that you are running up quite a large bill. Also, it means that you do not have to compromise with your design. Within the restraints of buildi