Mistakes in the design of your home could be costly and negatively impact its resale value. Mistakes could also be a nuisance to you and your family. If you are in the process of designing your home, avoiding these mistakes could ensure you have the home of your dreams.
Incorrectly Spacing the Garage and Home
Although it might not seem like leaving too much space between your garage and home is a big deal, it is. Technically, it is not a design flaw, but it can have a long-lasting impact on how much you enjoy your home.
During cold weather or rainy days, you and your family will have to sprint to and from the garage through the elements. The space between also means a longer trek from the car to your home with packages.
If you do not want the garage attached, you can still have it detached. However, you need to be mindful of just how far away it actually is.
Under- and Overestimating Your Storage Needs
Everyone needs storage, but too much or too little can present special challenges. If you have too much space, you are taking away space that could potentially used for other projects. For instance, a huge walk-in closet could be easily converted to an office or guest room space.
If you have too little space, you could be left finding other areas to store your possessions. Worse yet, you could be left without a comfortable place for guests to stay.
During the design process of your home, consider all of your storage needs so that you can get a realistic gauge of how much space you need. Remember, there are changes you can make once you are in the home to add space, if necessary.
Opting for Fake Flooring
In an effort to save money, you might be tempted to opt for fake flooring throughout your home. However, fake flooring is not always the right answer to achieving the look you want on the budget you have.
There are real wood materials that are available for a reasonable price. You just have to know where to look. For instance, you can opt for reclaimed wood, which has been taken from other homes. You will still get the real wood flooring you want but at a price you can afford.
Work closely with your builder and architectural designer like Stofft Cooney Architects to get the most out of the space in your new home.