Designing Your Own Home


Like many young people, you may have always dreamed of designing your own home and you may have envisioned what you would want your dream home to look like for as long as you can remember. Many people think that, to design a home, you have to be a professional qualified architect, however, the truth is you do not have to be a professional architect who has studied for seven long years to be able to design your own home however when doing so it is always advisable to do so under the guidance of an architect, a construction engineer or a construction company in order to make certain that you home design is in line with the safety regulations associated with the building of a home and of course, the laws of your land.

Choosing an architect for your project

As mentioned above, while you are perfectly able to design your own dream home, you will definitely need to have an architect supervise what you are doing so as to measure the feasibility of your project and your home design. Your professional architect will then take your home design and have a 3D rendering done on it so that you may see your home design come to life on a computer screen and judge if it is truly what you had in mind. You might be surprised to find that it is not always so for architectural visualisation.

In addition to 3D rendering, your architect will also be able to tell you how much in line with the law of your land your project is. While you may be able to design your home, you will not have an in-depth knowledge of the law of your land and there may be many aspects of your project or design that are against the building laws of your country.

This is where a professional will be able to come into the picture and make slight changes to your design to make it more realistic. In addition to this a professional architect will also be able to give you advice on certain things that you, as a lay person will not even know to think about. As an example, you may have decided to have two rooms and one bathroom in your home because you are simply thinking about yourself and possibly your spouse. However, from experience an architect will know that one bathroom may not be sufficient for you in later years as you may have children and therefore will advise you to have two to three bathrooms instead.