If you take two different homes that are identical in their design and space allowance, and then introduced a different family to each, within ten years both homes would look radically different. This is because every family has their own needs when it comes to how they operate and utilize their household, and those who make the design decisions will often have radically different forms of taste.
With this idea, we find out that when considering a home renovation, not only do we need to design our home in a manner in keeping with our taste and the practical limitations of the house, but also in a manner that is most suitable for our families. This is where the real complexity of design lies, and it can leave us in the planning stage for longer than we’d care to admit should we struggle to make those decisions.
But designing the perfect home for your family shouldn’t feel like having to assemble flat-pack furniture with a foreign-language manual, multiplied in difficulty by a factor of one thousand. It can be a fun and attentive practice. Here’s how:
Now & Into The Future
You may have ideas for a radical home design, but will they work in the future? Additionally, it could be that you’re hoping for a certain implement but aren’t sure if it’s suitable for your family right now. For instance, an open-banister staircase up to a certain point can seem like a nice design upgrade, but of course, small children may be vulnerable on a fixture like this. Is it worth planning your fundamental design around your children’s needs now, or in a few years when it will not matter anymore, provided you’re able to apply safety measures? There are no perfect answers, it’s all about asking yourself what your priority needs truly are.
It’s fine to admit you haven’t the capacity to absolutely knock out your first home design effort without thinking because it’s impossible for anyone to do this. With residential architects at your back willing to help you at every turn, you needn’t focus on that silliness, to begin with. Instead, you can make more informed decisions from the offset, and that can be tremendously freeing in the long term. We would recommend investing in an excellent service such as this.
Consistent & Appropriate Design
What design is appropriate for your family, and how can you keep this design consistent? What works for a family is usually not the wackiest or most extensively curated design, but something simple, accessible, enjoyable. Think plenty of natural light, communal areas, safety for your children, and safety features that can work (such as connective locks on your french doors). You can also easily plan for family time with this approach, such as orienting your living space furniture correctly or designing the perfect table for your family to sit around. The more you consider this, the more you will see the creative possibilities on offer here.
With this advice, you’re sure to curate the perfect family home for your future consideration.